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=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
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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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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. <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>  
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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 Westford, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenWestford.html</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Maps<br>  ===
 
=== Maps<br>  ===
  
[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/4792/Underhill++Underhill+Flats++Huntington++Underhill+Center++Huntington/Chittenden+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Underhill]<br>  
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/4793/Westford++Westford+Center/Chittenden+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Westford]<br>  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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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;  
 
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>  
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*Brookside Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2183579 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
*Irish Settlement Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2178639 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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*Cloverdale Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2184276 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
*North Underhill Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104156 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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*Osgood Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2216057 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
*Pleasant Valley Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2359054 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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*Pleasant View Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1677769 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
*Saint Thomas Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1027111 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
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*Richardson Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2319054 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
*Sand Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2377313 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Westford Plains Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104324 Find A Grave] site.<br>
*Underhill Flats Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2130850 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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=== Churches<br>  ===
 
=== Churches<br>  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
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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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>  
  
[http://www.westfordvt.us/HistoricalSociety/index.php Westford VT Historical Society]
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[http://www.westfordvt.us/HistoricalSociety/index.php Westford VT Historical Society]  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 15:38, 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 Westford

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

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