Picture courtesy of Mary Ann Black

Vermont entered the Union May 4, 1791


Ira Allen

Revolutionary War Militia Army  Officer.  Brother of the famed Ethan Allen.  He was originally buried in Philadelphia's Arch Cemetery Presbyterian Cemetery, but his remains were lost when that burial ground was obliterated.

"Ira is supposed to be named after the youngest brother of Vermont's famous Allen clan, Ira.  After the town organized on the 31st day of May, 1779, Ira Allen placed his name on the petition document requesting a grant for the town.  At the same time, he served as Vermont's surveyor general.  Besides these two points, Ira Allen had nothing else to do with the town's history, but must have gained some influence to have the new town named after him."     

Picture Courtesy of Ralph Perry    & Dianne Whiteman.

Picture Courtesy of Regina Buffum

The Town of Ira was Organized in 1779

Ira Town Office

   Built in 2009


U.S. 15 Colony Flag.

  IRA VERMONT

Picture Courtesy of Ralph Perry    & Dianne Whiteman.

Picture Courtesy of JEAN RAICHE

U.S. 13 Colony Flag.

Kentucky entered the Union June 1, 1792

‚Äč                 Ethan Allen

National Statuary  Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building

States by Order of Entry into Union.

Picture Courtesy of Ralph Perry    & Dianne Whiteman.

The area was settled as early as 1761