Along the backroads of Washington County is what appears to be a stone chair with engraved markings. It dates from 1841 and local historians believe it was a map for fugitive slaves. It depicts a fort, a mountain, a smokestack, and a sailboat. Historian Paul Loading suggested that the engravings depicted a route through Fort Ann, past a blast furnace and to a boat that was waiting at the inlet at South Bay on Lake Champlain.
Latitude: 43.374957 Longitude: -73.557131 Elevation: 308 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
- Explore the Turning Point Trail: The 1777 Campaign of Major General John Burgoyne
- Northern Reaches of Lake Champlain: An Interpretive Guide to the Borderlands of Lakes to Locks Passage
- Waterways of War: The French & Indian War
- Waterways of War: The War of 1812
- Waterways of War: Turning Point of the American Revolution
Interests and Areas of Expertise
Regional History, American History, European History, Religious History, Culinary Arts.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Old Stone House Library
Suggested Further Reading
The Underground Railroad Conductor by Tom Calarco