Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Caledonia County, Vermont

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all 41

Profiles

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906 - 2001)
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906, Englewood, New Jersey – February 7, 2001, Passumpsic, Vermont) was a pioneering American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh. ---...
  • Amy Dutton (1785 - 1866)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Feb 26 2018, 22:39:49 UTC
  • William Dutton (1787 - 1852)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Feb 26 2018, 22:39:49 UTC

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

Overview

The county shares the same pre-Columbian history with the Northeast Kingdom.

Rogers' Rangers were forced to retreat through the county following their attack on Saint-Francis, Quebec in 1759. To confound their avenging pursuers, they had split up. One group came south over the summit into the Passumpsic River Valley.

Vermont was divided into two counties in March 1778. In 1781 the legislature divided the northernmost county, Cumberland, into three counties: Windham and Windsor, located about where they are now. The northern remainder was called Orange county. This latter tract nearly corresponded with the old New York county of Gloucester, organized by that province March 16, 1770, with Newbury as the shire town.

On November 5, 1792, the legislature divided Chittenden and Orange counties into six separate counties, as follows: Chittenden, Orange, Franklin, Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans. There is a supposition that the county was called Caledonia, to commemorate the large number of Scottish settlers.

Caledonians joined the Union Army in response to a call for volunteers. In September 1861, they joined the Vermont 6th Vermont Infantry, and helped fill out Companies B, D and E. The regiment ultimately became part of the First Vermont Brigade.

Adjacent Counties

Towns

  • Barnet
  • Burke
  • Danville
  • Groton
  • Hardwick
  • Kirby
  • Lyndon
  • Newark
  • Peacham
  • Ryegate
  • Sheffield
  • St. Johnsbury (Shire Town)
  • Stannard
  • Sutton
  • Walden
  • Waterford
  • Wheelock

Links

Wikipedia

RootsWeb

RAOGK

List of Historic Places