Chimney Point

Chimney Point (HM1LTH)

Location: Addison, VT 05491 Addison County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 2.149', W 73° 25.186'

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This strategic point on Lake Champlain was occupied by Native Americans for thousands of years. In 1690 Jacobus deWarm build a small stone fort here. The French build a wooden stockade in 1731, erecting Fort St. Frederic across the lake in 1734. After the 1759 French retreat to Canada, the houses were burned, leaving only the chimneys and the name—Chimney Point. The British built a military road in 1759 to connect Fort No. 4 (Charlestown, NH) to their new fort at Crown Point, NY; the road ended two miles to the south. They also built earthworks at Chimney Point, as did American Revolutionary forces in 1776. The tavern, built in the 1780s, was visited in 1791 by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. In the early 1900s it was a summer resort.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626618 N 4877064
Decimal Degrees44.03581667, -73.41976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 2.149', W 73° 25.186'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 2' 8.94" N, 73° 25' 11.16" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7305-7307 VT-17, Addison VT 05491, US
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