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Brief History

Cabot was chartered on August 17, 1871 by the Vermont State Legislature. Cabot started out as an army town. When the town was officially organized, eight years after the chartering, six out of seven people elected to fill town offices had been commissioned Continental Army officers (the odd civilian was elected to the office of highway surveyor).

It has been said that a man could live in Cabot for seventy-five years and have been a resident of four counties without ever leaving his place of birth. The town has been successively part of the Vermont counties of Cumberland, Orange, Caledonia and, since 1855, Washington.

Cabot did have what the proprietors of every town hoped for: good farm lands, plenty of mill sites and no excessively high hills. At first the town grew quite rapidly, then after the Civil War it started to decline. The population at the 2010 US. Census was 1,433. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Years of Cabot History, Cabot Historical Society 

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Cabot is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Military Records

City Directories

Maps

1873 map of Cabot

Cemeteries

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

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vermont, Washington County, Cabot, land records, 1852-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Cabot Town Clerk's Office. These include  Births, marriages & deaths records, v. 1, 1764-1881, and  Deeds, 1788-1852.

Cabot Town Clerk
3084 Main St.
PO Box 36
Cabot, VT 05647
Phone: (802) 563-2279
Website: http://www.cabotvt.us/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Cabot Public Library
3084 Main St.
Cabot, VT 05647
Phone: (802) 563-2721
Website: http://www.cabotvt.us/library.php

Cabot Historical Society
3216 Main Street
P. O. Box 275
Cabot, Vermont 05647
Email: cabothistorical@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cabothistory.com/

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