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County Changes
January 2003

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Pre-1772 map of Vermont
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Vermont is disputed territory that is claimed by New York and New Hampshire. NY's court system claims Vermont is Albany County, New York.


1772-1777 map of Vermont
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Vermont continues to be disputed territory belonging to New York and New Hampshire. Vermont is now four counties: Albany, Charlotte, Cumberland and Gloucester, which are still claimed by New York.


1777-1781 map of Vermont
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The Republic of Vermont. The residents demand separation from New York and New Hampshire. Vermont now consists of two counties: Bennington County (Bennington Shire in the south, Rutland Shire in the north) and Cumberland County (Westminister Shire in the south, Newport Shire in the north).


1781-1785 map of Vermont
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The Republic of Vermont. Vermont now has five counties: Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.


1785-1791 map of Vermont
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The Republic of Vermont.  Addison County is formed. Vermont now had six counties: Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.


1791-1796 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Chittenden County is formed. Vermont now has seven counties: Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.


1796-1801 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Caledonia, Essex, Franklin and Orleans Counties are formed. Vermont now has eleven counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.


1801-1810 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Grand Isle County is formed. Vermont now has twelve counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.


1810-1814 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Jefferson County is formed. Vermont now has thirteen counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Jefferson, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham and Windsor.

1814-1835 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont.  Jefferson becomes Washington County. Vermont still has thirteen counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor.


1835-1890 map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Lamoille County is formed.  Vermont now has fourteen counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor.


1890-Present map of Vermont
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The State of Vermont. Slight changes in county lines. Vermont still has fourteen counties: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor.




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