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Braintree Township, Orange County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Braintree, Braintree Center, Braintree Hill, East Braintree, Peth, West Braintree


Town Clerk

Cora Benoir
932 VT Route 12A
Braintree, VT 05060
Ph: 728-9787
Fax: 728-9787
E-mail: braintreeclerk@quest-net.com


Web Site

Braintree: http://170.222.200.76/braintree/

American Local History Network: http://www.brinkman2000.com/roots/braintree.html
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/TownBraintree.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/OrangeBraintree.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/braintree.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/b/braintree.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Braintree
 221
531
850
 1,033
 1,209
 1,232
 1,228
1,225
1,066
1,051
854

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Braintree
 776
760
707
 635
648
 626
 536
 751
 1,065
1,174
 1,194


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Braintree Hill: 1804-present
Connecticut Corners: 1807-1850
East Braintree: 1849-present
Ford (family): 1882
Hutchinson-Mann: 1806-1912
Ladue-Brown: 1809-1915
Lower Branch: 1803-present
Mountain View: 1921-present
Peth: 1804-1988
Spear: 1802-1865
Thayer Brook: 1848-1930

Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Braintree Historical Society
Braintree Hill
Braintree, VT
Mailing Address:
RFD 1, Thayer Brook Road
Randolph, VT 05060
802-728-9291

The society maintains the Braintree Hill Meetinghouse, erected by the Congregational Society in 1845. A museum on the ground floor contains 19th-century farm tools, domestic paraphernalia, town memorabilia, photographs, manuscript materials, and school records. Activities include Old Home Day (1st Sun in Aug) and special programs. Contact Person: Greg Sharrow, President. Hours and Admission: By appointment and during scheduled events. Free. Access to the museum room is via two steps down.




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