South Hero in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of pioneer's tavern
Here Ethan Allen's cousin, Ebenezer, made the first settlement on South Hero. From his tavern, Ethan, one of the "heroes" for whom the islands were named, started homeward across the ice to Burlington, Feb. 11, 1789. Stricken en route, the Green Mountain Boy died the next day.
Site: 3.5 miles south.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 38.739′ N, 73° 18.15′ W. Marker is in South Hero, Vermont, in Grand Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and U.S. 2, on the left when traveling south on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Hero VT 05486, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hyde Log Cabin (approx. 5.6 miles away); Catholic Summer School (approx. 7 miles away in New York); Colchester Log Schoolhouse (approx. 7.2 miles away); Friswell Patent (approx. 7.2 miles away in New York); Gilliland Homestead (approx. 7.2 miles away in New York); Blast Furnace (approx. 7.2 miles away in New York); Possession House (approx. 7.2 miles away in New York).
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Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.