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Brookfield Township, Orange County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Brookfield, Brookfield Center, East Brookfield, West Brookfield


Town Clerk

Linda Duchaine
P.O. Box 463
Brookfield, VT 05036
Ph: 276-3352
Fax: 276-3926
E-mail: N/A


Web Site

American Local History Network: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/county/orange/brookfield/index.htm
US GenWeb: http://home.att.net/~local_history/Orange-Co-VT.htm#BROOKFIELD
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/TownBrookfield.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/OrangeBrookfield.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/brookfield.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/b/brookfield.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Brookfield
 419
988
1,384
 1,507
 1,677
 1,789
 1,672
1,521
1,269
1,239
996

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Brookfield
 996
1,008
860
 761
808
 762
 597
 606
 959
1,089
 1,222


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Brookfield Center New: 1789-1965
Brookfield Center Old: 1874-present
East Brookfield: 1789-present
East Hill: 1807-present
West Brookfield: 1804-present


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Marvin Newton House
Brookfield Historical Society
Ridge Road
Brookfield, VT
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 447
Brookfield, VT 05036
802-728-5320 or 802-276-3470
The house was the home of a Brookfield blacksmith and is now operated as a museum. Collections include costumes, 19th-century home furnishings, locally manufactured articles, photographs, and local ephemera. There are guided tours and an annual ice cream social. Contact Person: Kevin Harty, President Jean Doane, Secretary. Hours and Admission: July and Aug, Sun, 2 5pm, and by special arrangement. Admission $2 donation. Not accessible to the disabled.




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