Formed in xxxx. 
Villages & Communities Within: 
 Shelburne, Shelburn Falls.


    "Shelburne is finely watered by La Platt River, a pond covering 600 acres, and by the waters of Lake Champlain. Shelburne Bay sets into the town, about four miles from the north-west, and affords the town a good harbor, and a depot of the interior trade on the beautiful Champlain . . .   A small settlement was made in this town previous to the revolutionary war. The earliest settlers were two Germans, by the name of Logan and Pottier, who commenced upon two points of land, extending into Lake Champlain, which still bear the names, "Pottier's Point" and "Logan's Point."  The first settlers were employed principally in getting out lumber for the Canada market, and tradition says that Pottier and Logan were murdered for their money, near the north end of Lake Champlain, by a party of soldiers sent out from Montreal to protect them from the Indians, on their return after having sold a raft of lumber. The principal religious denominations are Episcopalians and Methodists. The Methodist Church is the most numerous, and has a neat chapel built in 1831 . . .   There was a small Episcopal parish here, under the charge of the Rev. Bethuel Chittenden, soon after the town was settled." 

(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:

Shelburne Vital Records Office
Shelburne Town Clerk
P.O. Box 88
Shelburne, VT 05482
(802) 985-5116
M-F 8:30-4:30

  Shelburne Museum 
  Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ Shelburne 
 


 

 

 

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