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Williamstowm was granted its charter on August 9, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Among the early landowners was Elijah Paine who served as Williamstown's first moderator and Representative to the General Assembly, eventually becoming a Vermont Supreme Court Justice, a U.S. Senator from Vermont and a Judge of the U.S. District Court.
The inventor Thomas Davenport, born in Williamstown in 1802, trained as a blacksmith's apprentice before moving to Brandon. He there developed the world's first electric motor which he patented in 1837.  
A history of Williamstown, Vermont, 1781-1991, Williamstown Historical Society - find this book in a library.
Williamstown my own : the history of Williamstown, Vermont, 1781-2012, Williamstown Historical Society - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Williamstown is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Williamstown. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orange County, website at this link.
- East Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Flint Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Williamstown Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- West Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1770-1967, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Williamstown Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1770-1997, and Land records, 1782-1880, 1783-1857.
PO Box 646
2470 VT RT 14
Williamstown, VT 05679
Phone: (802) 433-5455
Libraries and Historical Societies
Ainsworth Public Library
P.O. Box 236
Williamstown, VT 05679
Phone: (802) 433-5887
The Williamstown Historical Society
P.O. Box 338 - Route 14
Williamstown, Vermont 05679
- ↑ A Brief History of Williamstown, VT - http://www.williamstownvt.org/history.html
- ↑ History of Williamstown, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrangeWilliamstown.html
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