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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Underhill''' ''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Westford''' ''  
  
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
  
Underhill was chartered on June 8, 1763. It is obvious in a number of the New Hampshire Grants that neither Benning Wentworth nor the grantees knew anything of the terrain with which they were dealing. The town of Mansfield was granted on the same day as Underhill, nobody having a clue that the town was bisected by the state's highest mountain. In 1839 the Legislature annexed the western section of Mansfield to Underhill, forming the present day town (it was impossible to get from one side of Mansfield town to the other). Despite the objections of residents of the eastern portion of Mansfield, who wanted to remain a separate civil entity, the Legislature saw fit to blend them with Stowe.&nbsp; <ref>Brief history of Underhill, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/underhill.html#about</ref> &nbsp; <ref>Town of Underhill, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenUnderhill.html</ref>  
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Westford was granted as a town on June 8, 1763. The town, as granted, covered 36 square miles (23,040 acres). The first settlers did not arrive until the 1780s. By 1791, the town's population was only 63.
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The Browns River afforded good mill privileges to the early nineteenth century residents. Westford has always been an agricultural town. In an 1881 gazetteer listing of some 311 households, only 64 did not list farming as an occupation. Today only 6 active dairy farms remain in the Town. <ref>Welcome To Our Hometown, Westford, VT http://www.pwsolutions.com/westford/</ref> &nbsp; <ref>Town of Underhill, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenUnderhill.html</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
  
 
=== Town Histories <br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories <br>  ===
 
The history of Underhill, Vermont&nbsp;: the town under the mountain, Loraine S Dwyer (1976) - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-underhill-vermont-the-town-under-the-mountain/oclc/2399017&referer=brief_results find this book in a library].<br>
 
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
 
=== Probate Records<br>  ===
  
The probate district for Underhill 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 Westford 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>  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Underhill. 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 Westford. 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;  
  
 
*Doran Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2191944 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
 
*Doran Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2191944 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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=== Town Records<br>  ===
 
=== Town Records<br>  ===
  
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-1844, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-PWL%3A324711601%2C325802401%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Westford Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1187219?availability=Family%20History%20Library Vital records of Westford, Vermont, 1857-Feb. 2000; indexes, 1787-1999], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/90585?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deeds, 1793-1850; index to deeds, 1793-1950].<br>  
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Underhill Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/117437?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town and vital records, 1797-Sept. 1999; indexes, 1780's-Sept. 1999].<br>  
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Westford Town Office<br>1713 VT Route 128<br>Westford, VT 05494<br>Phone: (802) 878-4587<br>Email: townclerk@westfordvt.us<br>Website: [http://www.westfordvt.us/ http://www.westfordvt.us/]<br>  
 
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Underhill Town Clerk<br>12 Pleasant Valley Rd, Underhill, VT 05489<br>Mailing Adress: P.O. Box 32, Underhill Center, VT 05490<br>Phone: (802) 899-4434<br>Website: [http://www.underhillvt.gov/ http://www.underhillvt.gov/]<br>  
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
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Westford Public Library<br>1717 Vermont 128<br>Westford, VT 05494<br>Phone: (802) 878-5639<br>Email: westfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com<br>Website: [http://westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/ http://westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/]<br>
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[http://www.westfordvt.us/HistoricalSociety/index.php Westford VT Historical Society]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 15:25, 2 June 2014

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Contents

Brief History

Westford was granted as a town on June 8, 1763. The town, as granted, covered 36 square miles (23,040 acres). The first settlers did not arrive until the 1780s. By 1791, the town's population was only 63.

The Browns River afforded good mill privileges to the early nineteenth century residents. Westford has always been an agricultural town. In an 1881 gazetteer listing of some 311 households, only 64 did not list farming as an occupation. Today only 6 active dairy farms remain in the Town. [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 Westford is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Underhill

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Westford Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Westford, Vermont, 1857-Feb. 2000; indexes, 1787-1999, and Deeds, 1793-1850; index to deeds, 1793-1950.

Westford Town Office
1713 VT Route 128
Westford, VT 05494
Phone: (802) 878-4587
Email: townclerk@westfordvt.us
Website: http://www.westfordvt.us/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Westford Public Library
1717 Vermont 128
Westford, VT 05494
Phone: (802) 878-5639
Email: westfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com
Website: http://westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/

Westford VT Historical Society

References

Adjacent towns: