Date of Grant or Charter ~ 15 September 1781

Other Towns, Villages, Hamlets: 
Concord Corner, East Concord, Joslin Turn, Miles Pond,
North Concord, Texas & Whites Corner 
 


  Concord lies in the extreme southern part of the county, in lat. 44º 25', and long. 5º 8', and is bounded north by Victory, northeast by Lunenburgh, southeast by the Connecticut river, southwest by Waterford, and northwest by Kirby, the latter towns being in Caledonia county. In area it is one of the largest towns in the county. It was granted November 7, 1780, and chartered September 15, 1781, to Reuben Jones and sixty-four others, under the usual restrictions and reservations of the Vermont charters. 

  Concord is decidedly an agricultural town.  A large portion of the territory is stony and uneven, but the soil is very strong and fertile. On both the Connecticut and Moose rivers are fine meadows, and the whole township is abundantly supplied with never-failing springs of pure soft water. Among the streams are Hall's brook, issuing from Hall's pond in the southwesterly part of the town; Miles stream, issuing from Miles pond in the northwesterly part; Mink brook, near the center; Moose river, in the westerly part; and with the Connecticut river many fine mill sites are afforded. Hall's pond is a beautiful sheet of water more than a mile in length and about a half mile in width.  Miles pond is considerably larger. It lies just southwest of Miles mountain, the highest elevation of land in the town. These ponds are well stocked with fish. Brooks pond is a small sheet of water in the central part. The greatest natural curiosity of the township is Miles cave, a cavern in the Miles mountain, which has never been fully explored. 

  West Concord is a flourishing post village, located in the western part of the town on Moose river, eight miles from St. Johnsbury, and is also a station on the P. & O. R.R. It was founded by John D. Chase, who built a dwelling  and saw-mill, here, in 1838, and with Levi Howe a gristmill in 1840. 

  Concord Corner (Concord p. o.) is a post village located in the southwesterly part of the town east of Hallís pond. It was formerly a place of considerable business importance, with a flourishing trade with adjoining towns. 

  North Concord (p. o.) is a station on a branch of the P. & O. R.R.. It has a store and extensive lumber mills. 

  East Concord (p. o.) is also a railroad station and has one church (Methodist Episcopal) three stores, two lumber-mills, and about twenty dwellings. 

  Miles Pond (p. o.), a railroad station at the foot of Miles pond, has extensive timber mills and about a dozen dwellings. 
 

(Source: Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT.; 1764-1887, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887)
 


       The town clerk maintains birth, death and marriage vital statistics and many other records of value in researching your ancestors. You can contact the Clerk's office at: 

Concord Town Clerk
P.O Box 316
Concord, VT 05824
Phone: (802) 695-2220. 

Concord Public Library
374 East Main Street
Concord, VT  05824
Phone: (802) 695-2220. 


 Concord Historical Society & Museum
 Concord Community Church
 Mail Story of the 1927 Flood
 Concord, Vermont - Town History
 


 


 

 

 

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