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Shaftsbury Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Bouplon Corner, Peters Four Corners, Shaftsbury, Shaftsbury Center, Sodom, South Shaftsbury


Town Clerk

Judith Stratton
P.O. Box 409
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Ph: 442-4038
Fax: 442-0955
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

Shaftsbury: http://www.thisisvermont.com/towns/shaftsbury/index.html

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


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Shaftsbury
1,990
1,895
1,973
2,022
 2,143
 1,885
 1,896
 1,936
 2,027
 1,887
 1,652
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
Shaftsbury
 1857
 1,650
 1,534
 1,631
1,577
1,673
 1,939
 2,411
 3,001
 3,368
3,767
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

Aylesworth (family): 1818-1820
Elias Wheeler (one person): 1777
Ellwell: 1795-1887
Grandview: 1767-present
Josiah Fuller (family): 1796-1828
Little Rhode Island: 1792-1890
Maple Hill: 1778-present
Millington (family): 1813-1823
Niles: 1825-1855
Shaftsbury Center: 1765-present
Shaftsbury Hollow: 1800-1934
Spencer (Peleg & Adria): unknown
Stanley: 1825-1874
Village-South Shaftsbury: 1787-1920
Waite: 1825-1983


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Shaftsbury Historical Society
Route 7-A
Center Shaftsbury, VT
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 401
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-447-7488
The museum is housed in the former Baptist Meeting House (1846), which is also used for religious services and community gatherings. There are 6000 artifacts, books and documents, emphasizing old tools, Victorian fans, old church music books, railroad memorabilia and Shaftsbury genealogical materials. There are special exhibits on one-room schools and religious and scientific views of creation. Activities include lectures and historic house tours. Contact Person: Bob Williams, Curator. Hours and Admission: June 15 to Oct 15, Tues. - Sun., 2 4pm. Free.




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