Ethan Allen - Burlington, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 29.058 W 073° 11.224
18T E 644163 N 4927263
Quick Description: More than any other, the name evokes the spirit of early Vermonters
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 12:24:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM4MW3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 114

Long Description:

If any name evokes the spirit of the people who fought for Vermont's independence, it is Ethan Allen.

In Burlington's Greenmount Cemetery, a 42-foot Tuscan pillar on a square base, topped with an 8-foot statue of Allen.

Inscribed on the panels in the base:

North: Vermont to Ethan Allen born in Litchfield Ct 10th Jan AD 1737 Died in Burlington VT 12th Feb AD 1789 and buried near the site of this monument*

West: The Leader of the Green Mountain Boys in the Surprise and Capture of TICONDEROGA which he demanded in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress**

South: Taken Prisoner in a daring attack on Montreal and transported to England he disarmed the purpose of his enemy by the respect which he inspired for the REBELLION AND THE REBEL

East: Wielding the Pen as well as the Sword he was the sagacious and intrepid DEFENDER of the New Hampshire Grants and Master Spirit in the arduous struggle which resulted in the Sovereignty and Independence of this State

The monument itself is surrounded by an iron fence of muskets with canons at the corners, and further enclosed by a chained area demarking a family plot.

Just to clarify any misconceptions, this Ethan Allen was not a furniture maker.

*Allen is actually in a vault under the monument.
**Not exactly. Allen was a deist and didn't hold much respect for the Congress, thus was not likely to have invoked either. His actual words are here.

See above

Date of birth: 01/10/1737

Date of death: 02/12/1789

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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