county, located in the Northern part of Vermont, has an area of about 450
square miles. It is intersected by the Lamoille river, and is principally
watered by it and its numerous tributaries, which afford valuable waterpower.
The Green mountain range passes through the county, on which account the
soil is more adapted to grazing than tillage, although along the Lamoille
river, especially in the eastern portion, there are some excellent tracts
of rich meadow land. Indian corn, potatoes, maple sugar, unit grass are
the staples. In 1850 this county produced 66,017 bushels of corn; 278,252
of potatoes; 26,973 tons of hay; 437,110 pounds of butter, and 427,918
of maple sugar. There were 4 woollen factories, 5 grist mills, 8 saw mills,
10 starch works, and 6 tanneries. It contained 17 churches, 4344 pupils
attending public schools, and 205 attending academies or other schools.
Organized in 1836. Capital. Hyde Park. Population, 10,872.
is the shire town. This county was established in 1836. It
is bounded north by Franklin and Orleans Counties, east by Orleans and
Caledonia Counties, south by Washington County, and west by Chittenden
and a part of Franklin counties. This county lies on the Green Mountain
range, and is the source of many streams. The River Lamoille passes
nearly through its centre, and with its tributaries, gives the county a
great hydraulic power.
elevation of the county renders the soil more adapted for grazing than
for tillage, yet there are large tracts of excellent meadow bordering its
streams. Manufactures flourish, and the exports of beef cattle and
the products of the dairy are valuable, and annually increasing.
of Vermont by John Hayward, 1849, p. 79)
Co., Vermont Local History and Genealogy
sketches from the Vermont Legislative
Biennial Session, 1902