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Orwell in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mt. Independence Military Road

Route to Hubbardton, 1777

 
 
Mt. Independence Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. Mt. Independence Military Road Marker
Inscription.
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.
Vermont Historic Sites Commission

 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. Marker is missing. 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); Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); American Blockhouse – 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Southern Battery – 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles
Mt. Independence Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Mt. Independence Military Road Marker
away); Foundation -1776 or 1777 (approx. 3.9 miles away); The American Southern Defenses – 1776-1777 (approx. 4 miles away); British Blockhouse - 1777 (approx. 4 miles away); Storehouse - 1776 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orwell.
 
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. MilitaryNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker on the Military Road
Mount Independence is visible to the left of the photo. The American Army used this road when they abandoned Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga in July, 1777.
Mt. Independence Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. Mt. Independence Military Road
This photo looks west down the military road, in the direction of Mount Independence. The American troops and the pursuing British traveled this road towards where the photo was taken.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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