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Brief History

Hubbardton is a small community of scattered rural homes and dwellings clustered around its many lakes and ponds. It is a town of rolling hills and picturesque lakes dating back to the early seventeen hundreds.

Chartered on June 15, 1764, Hubbardton is named after Boston merchant Thomas Hubbard, one of the original grantees. Another 10 years passed before the first settlers, two Connecticut families, arrived to clear land in what is present day East Hubbardton. Others followed, but the American Revolution hampered growth. However, in March 1784, the residents conducted their first town meeting and officially organized Hubbardton.

On July 7, 1777, the Battle of Hubbardton occurred. The engagement possesses a distinction of its own - the only battle of the American Revolution fought on Vermont soil. Though the battle is considered a draw in history, the losses inflicted on the British forced them to halt at Hubbardton and not continue their chase of the Americans.

Hubbardton has very few businesses and no large employers. Many of the residents are part timers and are drawn to the town for the dozen lakes and ponds located within the town's boundaries. [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Revolutionary War - The Battle of Hubbardton

Photos of the Battle of Hubbardton re-enactment.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Hubbardton is Fair Haven.
Fair Haven Probate Court
3 North Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743
(802) 265-3380

City Directories

FamilySearch Library Catalog

Maps

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Hubbardton. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link.

  • Bradley Family Cemetery
  • East Hubbardton Cemetery
  • Hortonville Cemetery
  • North Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Town Hall Cemetery

Churches

1. Hubbardton Congregational Church
    Castleton, VT 05735
    Phone: (802) 273-3303

2. East Hubbardton Baptist Church
    3818 E Hubbardton Rd,
    Castleton, VT 05735
    Phone: (802) 483-6266

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hubbardton Town Clerks Office. These include records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1989 and Town book for surveys, 1778-1863.

Hubbardton Town Clerk
1831 Monument Hill Rd
Castleton, VT 05735‎
Phone: (802) 273-2951
Website: http://hubbardtonvt.com/

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Hubbardton Historical Society
Monument Hill Schoolhouse
5568 Monument Hill Road
Hubbardton, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 383
Castleton, VT 05735
Phone: (802) 273-3901 and (802) 273-2242
Website: http://www.hubbardton.net/index.html

References

  1. Hubbardton - a town of lakes and ponds, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jan. 26, 2007.
  2. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.

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