Birthplace of Vermont

Birthplace of Vermont (HM1GJS)

Location: Atwater, VT 05257 Bennington County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 54.573', W 73° 14.971'

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stood the homestead of

Lieut. James Breakenridge

after years of peaceable possession his farm was claimed by New York land speculators - A sheriff and over three hundred men came from Albany to evict him from his home - Aided by men from Bennington a brave defense was made without bloodshed, proving to be a Declaration of Independence of the State of Vermont - July 19th 1771 - The home of four generations was destroyed by fire 1889
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HM NumberHM1GJS
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1927
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution, Bennington Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 642889 N 4752256
Decimal Degrees42.90955000, -73.24951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.573', W 73° 14.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 34.38" N, 73° 14' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 993 Murphy Rd, Atwater VT 05257, US
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