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Historical Markers in Grand Isle County, Vermont

 
Clickable Map of Grand Isle County, Vermont and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grand Isle County, VT (16) Chittenden County, VT (140) Franklin County, VT (30) Clinton County, NY (140)  GrandIsleCounty(16) Grand Isle County (16)  ChittendenCounty(140) Chittenden County (140)  FranklinCounty(30) Franklin County (30)  ClintonCountyNew York(140) Clinton County (140)
North Hero is the county seat for Grand Isle County
Adjacent to Grand Isle County, Vermont
      Chittenden County (140)  
      Franklin County (30)  
      Clinton County, New York (140)  
 
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1Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburg — The International Boundary is Settled / La frontière internationale est définie
The peaceful international border here owes some of its location to the War of 1812 and Vermonter William Czar Bradley. The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain officially ended with the Treaty of Ghent, signed December 24, . . . Map (db m140028) HM
2Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel de Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, . . . Map (db m75482) HM
3Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — Missile Site
First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Site east of the Mississippi River. Built 1960 - 1962 by the U.S. Air Force.Map (db m75481) HM
4Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — The Bohannon SiteA Native American Village
{Front side} In 2007, archaeologists completed investigations discovering a pre-Contact village occupied sometime between A.D. 1400-1600. Evidence of longhouses, and cooking and food processing, provide clues about the villagers' lives. . . . Map (db m74725) HM
5Vermont (Grand Isle County), Grand Isle — Grand Isle Schoolhouse #4
The Schoolhouse was built in 1814 and also is known as the "Block Schoolhouse.” It was constructed of foot-thick, squared-off logs, which can be viewed through a stove air vent on the outside south wall. Timbers were laid like a log cabin with . . . Map (db m195823) HM
6Vermont (Grand Isle County), Grand Isle — Hyde Log CabinBuilt circa 1783
This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one . . . Map (db m75485) HM
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7Vermont (Grand Isle County), Grand Isle — The Arts in the Islands/Les Arts dans les îles
(English, left to right) Riding through the bucolic Lake Champlain Islands most people might not believe that Grand Isle County has a vibrant arts scene. Painters, photographers, musicians, crafters, and many other types of artists call . . . Map (db m196087) HM
8Vermont (Grand Isle County), Grand Isle — The Hyde Log Cabin
The Hyde Log Cabin built in 1783 by Jedediah Hyde, Jun., a Revolutionary soldier and surveyor of these islands, this oldest original log cabin now standing in Vermont, was acquired by the state, restored and opened in 1956 by The . . . Map (db m195824) HM
9Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — A Place Of Pilgrimage
Many centuries before Samuel de Champlain's July 1609 landfall, Isle La Mottte had been a meeting place for the lake's neighboring native peoples. The Wonbanakiak on the eastern shore called the land Bitawbagw, or "the waters between," while the . . . Map (db m49374) HM
10Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Samuel de Champlain Monument
Created in the Vermont Pavilion during the Universal and International Exposition of 1967 at Montreal, Canada. Presented to the Town of Isle La Motte by the State of Vermont. Dedicated on July 7, 1968.Map (db m74722) HM
11Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Site of French Fort Ste. AnneVermont's oldest settlement
On this shore was the site of Fort Ste. Anne built in 1666 by Capt. Pierre La Motte for defense against the Mohawks. The Jesuits celebrated the first Mass and erected the first Chapel. Though not permanent, this was Vermont's first white . . . Map (db m74721) HM
12Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Sweet's Ferry
From here, "The Chazy Landing Ferry," completed the major automobile route across northern Lake Champlain from Isle La Motte, VT, to Chazy Landing, NY, before the Rouses Point-Alburgh bridge was built. In 1905 Will Sweet designed, built, owned, and . . . Map (db m74718) HM
13Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte
On this site on September 6, 1901, Vice President Teddy Roosevelt was a guest at the home of Lieut. Gov. Nelson Fisk to be the main speaker at the annual meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game League. Here Roosevelt learned that President McKinley . . . Map (db m74729) HM
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14Vermont (Grand Isle County), North Hero — Grand Isle County Courthouse
Built in 1824, the Grand Isle County Courthouse was the second county courthouse erected in Vermont. Its location in North Hero reflected the prosperity and stability of the shire town, and the monumental stone edifice embodied the ideals of a . . . Map (db m153339) HM
15Vermont (Grand Isle County), South Hero — Ebenezer AllenSite 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 . . . Map (db m86595) HM
16Vermont (Grand Isle County), South Hero — Grand Isle 9/11 Memorial
This flag is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was erected by Grand Isle County residents during the 24 hours following the event. Flying from a birch pole set on a sand bar in the lake, it was later . . . Map (db m195441) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022