Mt. Independence Military Road Historical

Mt. Independence Military Road Historical (HM1U0O)

Location: Orwell, VT 05760 Addison County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 48.21', W 73° 18.315'

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Route to Hubbardton - 1777

This vital American military road to the south of here was built on the September 7, 1776, orders of Gen. Horatio Gates to connect Mount Independence, a new Revolutionary War fortification on Lake Champlain, to Hubbardton, Rutland, and Fort No. 4 in New Hampshire. Gates called the road "Essential to the Interest of the United States" and "the safety and protection of the inhabitants of all the Middle States of this Union." The road was used by soldiers traveling to the Mount and suppliers sending military stores for the new fort. On the night of July 5 and 6, 1777, as the British approached, American forces withdrew from Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga along the road, fighting the British at the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7.
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HM NumberHM1U0O
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 636323 N 4851444
Decimal Degrees43.80350000, -73.30525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 48.21', W 73° 18.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 48' 12.6" N, 73° 18' 18.9" 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 318 VT-22A, Orwell VT 05760, US
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