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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Williston''' ''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Williston''' ''  
  
=== Brief History  ===
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=== Historical Data  ===
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Williston was granted as a town on June 7, 1763. Williston was one of ten towns granted on the same day to many of the same people, named for Samuel Willis, a wealthy Quaker from Long Island and the first grantee named. Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor and for whom the county is named, is credited with being the first to settle in Williston.<br>
  
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With the coming of the Central Vermont Railroad, the smaller village of North Williston became a focal point, in 1876 the site of the first cold storage plant in New England. Tons of meat, poultry, butter and eggs could be stored here before being shipped to the New York and Boston markets. <ref>About Williston, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/williston.html#about</ref>&nbsp; <ref>Town of Williston, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenWilliston.html</ref>
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=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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*A History of the town of Williston&nbsp;: with special reference to Governor Thomas Chittenden, who was the most distinguished citizen of the town as well as of the state, 1763-1913 - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/48586?availability=Family%20History%20Library view a digital copy of this book online].<br>
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*Our town, Williston, Vermont, Richard H Allen (1987) - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/our-town-williston-vermont/oclc/19841291&referer=brief_results find this book in a library].<br>
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*The Williston story, F. Kennon Moody and Floyd D. Putnam (1961) - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/williston-story/oclc/6809773&referer=brief_results find this book in a library].<br>
  
 
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].
  
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=== Probate Records<br> ===
  
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The probate district for Williston 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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=== Military Records<br>  ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/4794/Williston+Center+Town++Winooski+Park+Town++Richmond+Town/Chittenden+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Williston]<br>
  
 
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Williston. 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;<br>
  
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*Deer View Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2219335 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*East Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2184791 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Morse Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2198044 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Thomas Chittenden Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2163772 Find A Grave] site.<br>
  
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1764-1998, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-P38%3A324711601%2C325806501%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Williston Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1201185?availability=Family%20History%20Library Indexes (B, M: 1764-1956, D: 1800-1956), births (1866-1930), marriages (1883-1950), deaths (1883-2001)], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/424973?availability=Family%20History%20Library Vital records, 1766-1870; indexes to vital records, 1763-1951], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55598?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records and deeds, 1772-1906; index to deeds, 1772-1950].<br>
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Williston Town Clerk<br>7900 Williston Rd.<br>Williston, VT 05495<br>Phone: (802) 878-5121<br>Website: [http://www.town.williston.vt.us/ http://www.town.williston.vt.us/]<br>
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[http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/ Burlington Free Press]
  
 
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Dorothy Alling Memorial Library<br>21 Library Lane<br>Williston, Vermont, 05495 <br>Phone: (802) 878-4918<br>Email: daml@williston.lib.vt.us<br>Website: [http://www.williston.lib.vt.us/ http://www.williston.lib.vt.us/][http://www.westfordvt.us/HistoricalSociety/index.php <br>]
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Williston Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 995<br>Williston, VT. 05495<br>Phone: (802) 878-4918<br>Email: WillistonHistoricalSociety@williston.lib.vt.us<br>Website: [http://www.whsvt.org/ http://www.whsvt.org/]<br>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:04, 4 June 2014

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Contents

Brief History

Williston was granted as a town on June 7, 1763. Williston was one of ten towns granted on the same day to many of the same people, named for Samuel Willis, a wealthy Quaker from Long Island and the first grantee named. Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor and for whom the county is named, is credited with being the first to settle in Williston.

With the coming of the Central Vermont Railroad, the smaller village of North Williston became a focal point, in 1876 the site of the first cold storage plant in New England. Tons of meat, poultry, butter and eggs could be stored here before being shipped to the New York and Boston markets. [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 Williston 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 Williston

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1764-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Williston Town Clerk's Office. These include Indexes (B, M: 1764-1956, D: 1800-1956), births (1866-1930), marriages (1883-1950), deaths (1883-2001), Vital records, 1766-1870; indexes to vital records, 1763-1951, and Land records and deeds, 1772-1906; index to deeds, 1772-1950.

Williston Town Clerk
7900 Williston Rd.
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 878-5121
Website: http://www.town.williston.vt.us/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Lane
Williston, Vermont, 05495
Phone: (802) 878-4918
Email: daml@williston.lib.vt.us
Website: http://www.williston.lib.vt.us/

Williston Historical Society
P.O. Box 995
Williston, VT. 05495
Phone: (802) 878-4918
Email: WillistonHistoricalSociety@williston.lib.vt.us
Website: http://www.whsvt.org/

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