Wheelock ,Vermont

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Wheelock Resources

History of the Town of Wheelock
Most of the data used for this book was collected by three native sons, Ferdinand W. Chase, William H. Taylor and Ozias D. Mathewson around the 1901. All of these men died before they published their material. Eleanor J. Hutchinson compiled the material with the help of several other persons and published it in 1961. In the back of the History it says" in addition to the standard published material on Vermont history, the following sources have proved useful in preparing the history of Wheelock. It also list periodicals used.

Soldiers credited to Wheelock - in the War of the Rebellion

An attachment to the Soldiers credited to Wheelock - in the War of the Rebellion.

Old Red Schoolhouse-- Booklet published in 1915 by Ferd Chase. Contains names of teachers, pupils and board members.

The Annual Report--For the Town of Wheelock
Reports for the following years are available: 1915-16,1917,1918, 1919-20,1923,1924, 1926-1928,1931,1932,1935,1949,1954,1957-1961.

"Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT.; 1764-1887, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887, Page 381-388"

Business Directory - Wheelock, Caledonia, VT

Wheelock Town Annual Reports:

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy by Janice Boyko new01.gif

1800 Census Index

1850 Census Index - Census taken 12 Aug 1850, by A. J. Willard, Ass't. Marshall
1850 Index Page 1   1850 Index Page 2   1850 Index Page 3
The 1850 transcription project took many hours and for that we must thank Cindy Walcott for a job well done. Please make sure you send accolades to her and also thank her for sharing her work. If you have corrections or clarifications, please notify Cindy. Cindy Walcott Grand Isle, VT

1870 Census Index - Census taken 6 Jun 1870, by J. N. George

1880 Census Index - Census take 19 Jun 1880, by B. F. Taylor

new01.gif Vermont Genealogy Resoures - Wheelock, VT

Rachel Cree Sherman has access to UVM’s Special Collections and the archives at the Fletcher Free Library, and is willing to do lookups. Please remember to keep your questions concise and only one Wheelock family surname per request. Be sure to thank Rachel for volunteering to help with the research of Wheelock families.

Wheelock Cemeteries

Wheelock Cemeteries--List of all known cemeteries.

Wheelock Records

Town Clerk - Michelle Trottier
P. O. Box 1328
Lyndonville, Vt. 05851
Telephone: (802) 626-9094
Hours:  Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wheelock@tax.state.vt.us

Wheelock Queries

Please feel free to post a short query for your surname in Wheelock on the
Caledonia County Query Page

Wheelock Lookup Volunteers

If you have any reference material on Wheelock and would like to volunteer to do lookups,
please let me know.

When requesting a lookup, please follow these guidelines:
  1. On the subject line enter Wheelock Lookup
  2. Put name of book or CD you are requesting in the first line of the message as many of these wonderful people have volunteered to look up several things.
  3. Limit your request to 1 or 2 specific names on separate lines.
  4. Don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and effort.

Wheelock Attractions

Years ago many visitors came to stay at the Historic Brick Hotel ( the hotel has since been torn down and moved to Peacham, Vt. ), so that they might drink from the nearby sulfur spring. The spring promotional pamphlet's attested to cures of dispepsia, liver complaint, jaundice, eruptions of the skin, scrofula and other humors, ring worm, salt rhum, barber's itch, piles, costiveness, catarrh, dropsey, Bright's disease of the kidneys, gravel, stone, mercurial sores or diseases arising from nervous prostration. In addition, there were claims of hair growth on heads that had been bald for years. "They pray and they play and they pay, - and that's what they do at the springs." Wheelock enjoyed her new found prominence in the area until around 1902. Then the boom was over, people stopped buying the bottled water and the hotel ceased being a spa. The spring is still spilling forth and I am sure that Wheelock would like another boom like the one in the late 1800's.

Today, these are the business's operating in Wheelock.

Wheelock Village Store
1311 Route 122
(On Rte. 122, in the village; (802) 626-8030)
Owners:John and Judith Powell

Licensed Custom Packing Plant

Good Idea Creative Services
324 Minister Hill Road
Wheelock VT 05851
(802) 626-1154

Mountain Foot Farm
(154 Blakely Rd., South Wheelock Road (802)-626-9471)
Contact: Curtis Sjolander Farmers' Market, Farm Stand
- mixed vegetables, flowers, culinary herbs, herb plants, fresh trout, maple syrup, lamb, pork, and chicken.
(on left, next to river, painted blue with large painted sun flowers on the farm stand)

Wheelock Creek Walking Sticks
Handcrafted in Vermont
5697 S. Wheelock Rd.
Wheelock, VT 05851
(802) 626-5815
grizbear@kingcon.com

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