Pownal in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Early Eighteenth Century Settlement
This site commemorates the gateway of Vermontís earliest Dutch settlement, the Rensselaerwyck Manor settlement. The Diel Homestead, built by Bastion Diel in the early 1700s, is considered the second earliest dwelling in Pownal. The propertyís large Dutch barn still stands across this historic roadway, todayís Route 346, which passes through Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. Bastionís grandson, Mikel Diel, also lived here, was a Green Mountain Boy under Colonel Seth Warner, and fought at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 42° 48.407′ N, 73° 16.472′ W. Marker is in Pownal, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Vermont Route 346 0.1 miles west of Indian Massacre Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pownal VT 05261, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pownal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynolds Farm (approx. 4.1 miles away in New York); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 4.7 miles away in New York); Early Tavern Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. 6.1 miles away); Vermont's Colonial Shrine (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.