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Addison County, Vermont

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Addison County, Vermont.


Iroquois settled in the county before Europeans arrived in 1609. French settlers in Crown Point, New York extended their settlements across Lake Champlain. A few individuals or families came up the lake from Canada and established themselves at Chimney Point in 1730. In 1731, Fort Frederic was erected at Cross Point. In 1759, General Amherst occupied Cross Point and British settlers came in. The Battle of Bennington in Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, brought a turning point for the American independence against British.

Addison County was established by act of the Legislature October 18, 1785, during the period of Vermont Republic. In 1791, Vermont joined the federal union after the original thirteen colonies. The main product of the county was wheat. In the 1820s farmers began to raise sheep. The Champlain Canal was opened on 1823, making it possible for ships to navigate from the Hudson River. In 1840, the county produced more wool than any other county in the United States.

Cities, Towns & Communities

Addison | Bread Loaf | Bridport | Bristol | Chimney Point | Cornwall | East Middlebury | Ferrisburgh | Goshen | Granville | Hancock | Leicester | Lincoln | Middlebury (Shire Town) | Monkton | New Haven | Orwell | Panton | Ripton | Salisbury | Satan's Kingdom | Shoreham | South Lincoln | Starksboro | Vergennes | Waltham | Weybridge | Whiting

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Green Mountain National Forest (part)

National Register of Historic Places

USS Addison County LST-31


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