Addison in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
This strategic point on Lake Champlain was occupied by Native Americans for thousands of years. In 1690 Jacobus deWarm build a small stone fort here. The French build a wooden stockade in 1731, erecting Fort St. Frederic across the lake in 1734. After the 1759 French retreat to Canada, the houses were burned, leaving only the chimneys and the name—Chimney Point. The British built a military road in 1759 to connect Fort No. 4 (Charlestown, NH) to their new fort at Crown Point, NY; the road ended two miles to the south. They also built earthworks at Chimney Point, as did American Revolutionary forces in 1776. The tavern, built in the 1780s, was visited in 1791 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. In the early 1900s it was a summer resort.
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 2.149′ N, 73° 25.186′ W. Marker is in Addison, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 125 and Vermont Route 17, on the right when traveling east on State Route 125. Touch for map. Marker is located on grounds of Chimney Point Museum, just after crossing Champlain bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Northern Terminal of the Crown Point Military Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away in New York); Fort St. Frédéric (approx. half a mile away in New York); The French at Crown Point (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); Crown Point: Military Focus (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); The British at Crown Point (approx. 0.6 miles away in New York); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (approx. 0.7 miles away in New York).
Regarding Chimney Point. Chimney Point museum is open Wed-Sun (9:30am-5:30pm)
Also see . . . State of Vermont - Historic Sites - Chimney Point. (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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