Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road

Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (HM1HDH)

Location: Plymouth, VT 05149 Windsor County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 28.594', W 72° 41.71'

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This lakeside meadow was a 1777 campground for Rindge NH troops en route to Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga to fight Burgoyne's invading British army. The 1776 Crown Point Road linking Fort No. 4 on the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain forts closely followed the present highway. The earlier 1759-60 Crown Point Road, ordered built by British General Amherst during the French and Indian War, passed further to the south. It followed Indian trails and later brought homesteaders to Vermont. The Black River ponds were at a portage point between the Black River and Otter Creek. Other campsites may be found nearby. The Boy Scouts of America owned this property and operated a summer camp here from 1927 - 1984 when the land was sold to the State of Vermont.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 686407 N 4816319
Decimal Degrees43.47656667, -72.69516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 28.594', W 72° 41.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 28' 35.64" N, 72° 41' 42.6" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1908-1952 Scout Camp Rd, Plymouth VT 05149, US
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