Weston, Vermont

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Brief History

Weston was originally the “West Town” of the town of Andover, whose charter was granted in 1761. The present town of Weston, chartered on October 26, 1799,  was created because the Markham and Terrible Mountains made it impossible to get from one side of town to the other. When the Legislature created the new town, its name was obvious.

At the center of Weston is numerous residences, the Town offices, the fire station, the Weston Playhouse/community center.[1][2]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

Waters of the lonely way : a chronicle of Weston, Vermont 1761 to 1978, by Ernestine Dunaway Pannes - Find the book in a library.

Weston, Vermont : a picture of a Vermont hill town one hundred years ago and today, by Earle W Newton - Find the book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Weston is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories

Maps

Modern day map of Weston

Cemeteries

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

Churches

1. Old Parish Church
    Mailing Address: PO Box 125
    Physical Address: VT Route 100
    Weston, VT 05161
    Phone: (802) 824 4452
    Website: http://www.oldparishchurch.org/index.html

2. Church on the Hill
    Mailing Address: PO Box 74
    Physical Address: Lawrence Hill Road
    Weston, VT 05161
    Website: http://www.vtchurchonthehill.org/

Town Records

Digital images of Weston Town records 1732-2005 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Weston Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1800-1900; index to land records, 1800-1945, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1772-1996.

Weston Town Office
12 Lawrence Hill Rd
PO Box 98
Weston, VT 05161
Phone: (802) 824-6645
Email: clerk@westonvt.org
Website: http://westonvt.org/

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Weston Historical Society
Box 247
Weston, VT 05161
Phone: (802) 824-5294
website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/10201

Wilder Memorial Library
24 Lawrence Hill Rd.
Weston, VT 05161
Phone:(802) 824-4307
Email: wilderweston@gmail.com
Website: http://wildermemoriallibrary.org/

References

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