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Date of Grant or Charter ~ 7 June 1763
Villages & Communities Within: 
Butlers Corners, Essex Center, Pages Corner

       "There are no mountains, and but few hills in this township. The south and western parts are timbered principally with pine, the soil is dry and sandy, but produces good rye and corn. The remaining part of the township is timbered with hard wood, and is more natural to grass . . .  The first permanent settlement was made in this township in 1783, by Messrs. Smiths, Winchels, and Willard. The first settlers were principally from Salisbury, Connecticut.    In 1789, there was a very great scarcity of provisions in this part of the country, and the settlers suffered extremely on that account." 

(Gazetteer of Vermont, Hayward, 1849) 

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:

Essex Vital Records Office
Essex Town Clerk
81 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-0413
M-F 7:30-4:30

  Town of Essex Home Page 
  Village of Essex Junction Home Page 
  Virtual Vermont ~ Essex Junction




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