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Dorset Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Dorset, East Dorset, North Dorset, South Dorset


Town Clerk

Denise M. Veillette
Mad Tom Road
East Dorset, VT 05253
Ph: 362-1178
Fax: 362-5156
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

Dorset Web Page:  http://www.dorsetvt.com/

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtbennin/zdor.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonDorset.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/dorset.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/d/dorset.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Dorset
957
1,286
1,294
1,359
 1,507
 1,426
 1,700
 2,090
 2,195
 2,005
 1,696
Bennington Co.
12,051
 14,395
 15,459
 15,482
 16,899
 16,305
 17,922
 19,436
 21,325
 21,950
 20,448

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Dorset
 1,477
 1,472
 1,226
 1,120
1,128
1,150
 1,150
 1,293
 1,648
 1,918
2,036
Bennington Co.
 21,705
21,378
21,577
21,655
22,286
24,115
25,088
29,282
33,345
35,845
36,994


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Armstrong Plot (family): 1792-1828
Bowen Hill: 1825-1879
Collson (family): 1826-1853
Curtis (family): 1805-1840
East Dorset (Protestant): 1808-present
Gifford Hill  (family): 1822-1858
Hazelton: 1791-1868
Maple Hill: 1772-present
McDonald (family): 1812-1847
Morse Hill: 1829-1860
North Dorset: 1811-1872
Old Catholic: 1860-1901
Saint Jeromes (Catholic): 1861-present
South Dorset: unknown (first cemetery)


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Dorset Historical Society
Route 30
Dorset Village, VT
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 52
Dorset, VT 05251-0052
E-mail: dorsethist@vermontel.net
802-867-0331
The museum features farm and household items, maps, photographs, early local pottery, paintings, marble display, and objects of local interest in a two-story building with a reading room and exhibition area. The society has a collection of genealogies of early Dorset families. Contact Person: Linda L. French, Curator. Hours and Admission: June - Oct., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10:00 - 5:00; Nov. - May Wed., Fri. 10:00 - 12:00; Sat. 10:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00 and by appointment. First floor accessible to the disabled.




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