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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Richmond''' ''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Shelburne''' ''  
  
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
  
Richmond was chartered on October 27, 1794 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1795. Richmond was created from lands in what had been three contiguous towns (Jericho, Williston and Huntington); a piece of a fourth (Bolton) was added later.<br>
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Shelburne was chartered on August 18, 1763.&nbsp; Early settlers were required to perform several duties in exchange for their lots of 200-300 acres, such as cultivating a certain minimum number of acres and reserving all worthwhile pine trees for use by the Royal Navy as masts. The first settlers actually arrived in 1768, and began cutting lumber for shipment to Canada.<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />&nbsp;<ref>Brief history of Shelburne, VT http://www.uvm.edu/~shelburn/humans.html</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Town of Richmond, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenRichmond.html</ref>  
 
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Richmond Center has always been the chief village, though Jonesville, to the south on Route 2, was a close second for a number of years. Ransome Jones was a prominent village merchant in the 1880's.<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />&nbsp;<ref>History of Richmond, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/richmond.html#about</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Town of Richmond, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenRichmond.html</ref>  
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=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
 
=== Probate Records<br>  ===
  
The probate district for Richmond is Chittenden.<br>Chittenden District Probate Court<br>175 Main St.<br>PO Box 511<br>Burlington VT 05402<br>Phone: (802) 651-1518<br>  
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The probate district for Shelburne is Chittenden.<br>Chittenden District Probate Court<br>175 Main St.<br>PO Box 511<br>Burlington VT 05402<br>Phone: (802) 651-1518<br>  
  
 
=== Military Records<br>  ===
 
=== Military Records<br>  ===
  
Richmond, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1483040 FamilySearch].<br>  
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Shelburne, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1483040 FamilySearch].<br>  
  
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Richmond. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/chittenden.htm#top link]. &nbsp;  
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Shelburne. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/chittenden.htm#top link]. &nbsp;  
  
 
*Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2298463 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
 
*Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2298463 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2000, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-GNL%3A324711601%2C325727301%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] and records from 1989-2006, can also be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6LM-L2Q%3A124884101%2C125143801%3Fcc%3D1627819 Family Search] (browse only images).<br>  
 
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2000, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-GNL%3A324711601%2C325727301%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] and records from 1989-2006, can also be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6LM-L2Q%3A124884101%2C125143801%3Fcc%3D1627819 Family Search] (browse only images).<br>  
  
Richmond, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6JF-MM3%3A22284001%2C22653001%3Fcc%3D1409123 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
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Shelburne, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM6JF-MM3%3A22284001%2C22653001%3Fcc%3D1409123 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Richmond Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/90576?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deeds, 1795-1851]and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/743725?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemetery deeds, 1871-1977].<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Shelburne Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/90576?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deeds, 1795-1851]and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/743725?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemetery deeds, 1871-1977].<br>  
  
Richmond Town Hall<br>203 Bridge St. <br>Richmond, VT 05477<br>Phone: (802) 434-2221<br>Website: [http://www.richmondvt.gov/ http://www.richmondvt.gov/]<br>  
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Shelburne Town Offices<br>5420 Shelburne Rd.<br>P.O. Box 88<br>Shelburne, VT 05482<br>Phone: (802) 985-5110<br>Website: [http://www.shelburnevt.org/ http://www.shelburnevt.org/]<br>  
  
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br>  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br>  ===
  
Richmond Free Library<br>201 Bridge Street<br>PO Box 997<br>Richmond, Vermont 05477<br>Phone: (802) 434-3036<br>Email: rfl@gmavt.net<br>Website: [http://richmondfreelibraryvt.org/ http://richmondfreelibraryvt.org/]<br>
 
  
The Richmond Historical Society<br>PO Box 453<br>Richmond, VT 05477<br>Website: [http://www.oldroundchurch.com/index.php/home http://www.oldroundchurch.com/index.php/home]<br>
 
  
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Pierson Library<br>5376 Shelburne Rd<br>Shelburne, VT 05482<br>Phone: (802) 985-5124<br>Website:
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[http://www.piersonlibrary.org/ http://www.piersonlibrary.org<br> ]
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  

Revision as of 15:18, 27 May 2014

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Contents

Brief History

Shelburne was chartered on August 18, 1763.  Early settlers were required to perform several duties in exchange for their lots of 200-300 acres, such as cultivating a certain minimum number of acres and reserving all worthwhile pine trees for use by the Royal Navy as masts. The first settlers actually arrived in 1768, and began cutting lumber for shipment to Canada. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Shelburne is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

Shelburne, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on FamilySearch.

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Richmond

Cemeteries

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Shelburne. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this link.  

  • Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary  Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Richmond Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Riverview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Mary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2000, can be found on FamilySearch and records from 1989-2006, can also be found on Family Search (browse only images).

Shelburne, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Shelburne Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1795-1851and Cemetery deeds, 1871-1977.

Shelburne Town Offices
5420 Shelburne Rd.
P.O. Box 88
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985-5110
Website: http://www.shelburnevt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Pierson Library
5376 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985-5124
Website: http://www.piersonlibrary.org

References

Adjacent towns: