Orwell in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Mt. Independence Military Road
Route to Hubbardton, 1777
After Ethan Allen seized Fort Ticonderoga, the Americans built Fort Mt. Independence, northwest from here on the Lake. Following Burgoyne’s invasion, Gen. St Clair evacuated the Forts, retreating across these hills to Hubbardton.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 43° 48.196′ N, 73° 18.307′ W. Marker was in Orwell, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker was at the intersection of Vermont Route 22A and Main St (County Route 73), on the right when traveling south on State Route 22A. Touch for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of the intersection of VT-22A and Main St/VT-73. Marker was in this post office area: Orwell VT 05760, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mt. Independence Military Road (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles American Blockhouse – 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Southern Battery – 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Foundation -1776 or 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles away); The American Southern Defenses – 1776-1777 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orwell.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Updated marker on the same subject which replaced this marker
Also see . . .
1. Mount Independence State Historic Site. In 1776, the military complex at Mount Independence was one of the largest communities in North America. (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site. One of the most successful rear guard actions in American history, the Battle of Hubbardton was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely in Vermont. (Submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.