Date of Grant or Charter ~ 5 July 1763

 Other Towns, Villages, Hamlets: 
Gillman 
Mill Village 
South Lunenburg 
 

  Lunenburgh lies in the southeastern part of the county, in lat. 44º 28' and long. 5º 15' and is bounded northeast by Guildhall, southeast by the Connecticut river, southwest by Concord, and northwest by Victory, containing an area of forty-six square miles. It was chartered by Benning Wentworth to David Page and sixty-eight others, in seventy-four shares, July 5, 1763. 

  The surface, of the township is diversified by a succession of swells running back from the Connecticut to the west, where it rises in a range of hills near the Victory line. The most noted elevation is Mount Tug, a name probably derived from the difficulty in going over it. The soil is generally good and productive, though in some localities quite stony. The timber of the highlands is generally hard wood; of the low lands mostly hemlock and spruce. On the intervals and plains of the Connecticut the timber was originally a valuable white pine. The town is well watered, for in addition to the Connecticut there are Neal's pond and several brooks. The pond is a beautiful sheet of water about a mile long and half a mile wide. Neals brook, Catspaw brook and Mink brook are considerable mill streams. 

  South Lunenburgh (p. o.) is a hamlet in the south part of the Connecticut river.  Silsby's lumber mills, on the outlet of Neal's pond, were built by Joshua Silsby in 1867. They give employment to thirty hands and turn out about 2,000,000 feet of lumber per year. 

  The first settlement was made in what was supposed to be the northeastern part of the town, in 1764, by David Page, Timothy Nash and George Wheeler. It was subsequently ascertained, however, that these settlements were located over the line in Guildhall. They brought their grain and provisions from Northfield, Mass., in canoes, a distance of more than 150 miles; and during the Revolutionary war they were in a continual state of alarm, and frequently annoyed by the Indians and Tories, who killed their cattle, flooded their houses and carried a number of their inhabitants into captivity, as we have detailed in the earlier pages of this work. 

(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: 

Lunenburg Town Clerk
Rte. #2 Main St.
Lunenburg, VT 05906
Phone: (802) 892-5959. 

Alden Balch Memorial Library
Main Street
Lunenburg, VT  05906
Phone: (802) 892-5365. 

Gilman Community Library
P.O. Box 56
Gilman, VT  05904
Phone: (802) 892-5969

 Lunenburg, VT Town Reports, Deaths 1926-1980
 Lunenburg, VT Town Reports - Marriages 1926-1980
 Greatnorthwoods.org for Lunenburg, Vermont
 


 

 

 

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