Sharon, Vermont

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Brief History

The town of Sharon was chartered on August 17, 1761 and most likely named for Sharon, Connecticut, where most of the town's grantees and many of the subsequent settlers lived. In Biblical times Palestine's Plain of Sharon was celebrated for its fertility and as the place where the youth David tended his sheep. The name was as suitable for the new town in Vermont as it had been for the older town in Connecticut.

Sharon, VT was the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons), for whom there is a monument 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 Sharon is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories

Maps

Map of modern Sharon.

The Family History Library has microfilm of maps & surveys of Sharon, Vermont, 1935-1973. Order film online.

Cemeteries

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

The Family History Library has microfilm of Sharon Cemetery inscriptions copied in the year 1919. Order film online.

Churches

1. Sharon Congregational Church
55 Vermont Route 132
P.O. Box 42
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763-2007

2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
175 LDS Ln.
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7784

Town Records

Digital images of Sharon Town records 1851-1997 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sharon Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1855, 1881, Land records, 1772-1906; general index to land records, 1772-1898, Town records, 1768-1943, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Sharon VT Town Clerk
69 Vermont Route 132
P.O. Box 250
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone:(802) 763-8268
Email: clerk@sharonvt.net

Newspapers

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies

Sharon Historical Society
PO Box 176
Sharon, VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763-8549
Contact: Mary Ayer, Vice President

Baxter Memorial Library
5114 Vermont Route14
Sharon VT 05065
Phone: (802) 763 2875
Email: baxterlibrarysharonvt@yahoo.com
Website: http://sharonvtlibrary.com/

References

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