Mount Independence

On Lake Champlain opposite Fort Ticonderoga, NW of Orwell, Orwell, Vermont

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Mount Independence Military Road

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Description 

This site, on Lake Champlain opposite Fort Ticonderoga, was fortified by Colonial troops in 1776 to prevent the British from penetrating to the Hudson River through the Champlain Valley. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 28, 1972

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1971
Reference number
71000079
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Site
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1776; 1777

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody