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Formed in 1763 NH - 1776 NY. 
Villages & Communities Within: 
East Topsham, Topsham Four Corners, 
Waits River, West Topsham

  Topsham is on elevated ground, with a rocky, strong soil, adapted to grazing. It contains much granite, and is watered by the upper branches of Wait's River, which propel a number of mills. 

  Boundaries.  North by Groton, in Caledonia County, VT, east by Newbury, south by Corinth, and west by Orange. 

   First Settlers. The settlement was commenced about the year 1781, by Thomas Chamberlain, Thomas McKeith and Samuel Farnum. In 1783 they were joined by Robert Mann, Samuel Thompson, and John Crown; and, in 1784, by Lemuel Tabor. The first settlers were generally from New Hampshire. 

  The town house, which has been occupied as a meeting-house, was erected in 1806. 

  Distances. Nineteen miles south-east from Montpelier, and fifteen north-east from Chelsea. 

  The Connecticut River Railroad passes through the neighboring town of Newbury. 

 (Gazetteer of Vermont, by John Hayward, 1849, p. 123-124)

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:

Topsham Vital Records Office
Topsham Town Clerk
P.O. Box 69
Topsham, VT 05076
(802) 439-5505
M 1-7; T Th F 9-4; Last Sat. 8-12

  Child's History of the Town of Topsham, 1762-1888 




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