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Fairfax Township, Franklin County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Fairfax, Fairfax Falls, Huntsville, North Fairfax, Sanderson Corner


Town Clerk

Donna Meunier
P.O. Box 27
Fairfax, VT 05454
Ph: 849-6111
Fax: N/A
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: no info
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/FranklinFairfax.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/fairfax.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/f/fairfax.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Fairfax
254
786
1,301
1,359
 1,729
 1,918
 2,111
 1,987
 1,956
 1,820
 1,523
Franklin Co.
1,299
 5,811
 14,411
 14,624
 20,955
 24,496
 28,586
 27,231
 30,291
 30,225
 29,755
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Fairfax
 1,338
 1,318
 1,244
 1,249
 1,229
 1,129
 1,244
 1,366
 1,805
 2,486
 3,765
Franklin Co.
 30,198
29,866
30,026
29,975
29,601
29,894
29,474
31,282
34,788
39,980
45,417


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Beeman-North Fairfax: 1800-1924
Carroll Hill: 1805-1984
Central: 1806-1985
Fairfax Plains: 1794-present
Fairfax South-Farnsworth: 1794-1796
Keezer: 1845-1849
Kingsbury: 1810-1959
Mudgett: 1811-1898
Safford: 1790-1967
Saint Luke's Catholic: 1943-present
Sanderson Corner : 1834-present
Spafford: 1788-1825


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Fairfax Historical Society
1181 Main St., Fairfax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 145
Fairfax, VT 05454
802-849-6638 or mcain@together.net
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/9445/index.html
The building that houses the Society's Museum has a history of its own. Built in 1807, the original town hall, a one room school, and the casket showroom for the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home is now home to artifacts of Fairfax's history. Artifacts include tools, clothing, photos and much more. Contact Person: Michael R. Cain, President. Hours and Admission: July and August, Sundays 2-4pm. Also, last two Sundays in September and first two Sundays in October, 2-4pm or by appointment. Admission free. Accessible to the disabled.




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