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Brownington Township, Orleans County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Brownington, Brownington Center, East Brownington, Evansville, North Brownington


Town Clerk

Cheryl Perry
509 Dutton Brook Lane
Brownington, VT 05860
Ph: 754-8401
Fax: 754-8401
E-mail: brownington@tax.state.vt.us


Web Site

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


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Brownington
 0
65
236
 265
412
486
613
761
901
854
 799

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Brownington
 748
760
741
 697
689
673
599
 522
 708
705
 885


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Brownington Center: 1830-present
Brownington Village: 1810-present
East Brownington: 1850-1984
North: 1800-1860


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Orleans County Historical Society / Old Stone House Museum
Brownington, VT
Mailing Address:
28 Old Stone House Road
Brownington, VT 05860
802-754-2022
The museum is owned and operated by the Orleans County Historical Society, which in 1916 rescued the four-story granite building from demolition and has since used it to display collections of 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century New England furniture, paintings, decorative arts, tools, local folk art, folk technology, and a small research library. There are 23 rooms of permanent exhibits including 11 "town rooms" representing 11 of the 18 towns in the county. Today, the museum complex includes the Cyrus Eaton House (1834), the Alexander Twilight Homestead (c. 1830), and 55 acres of open land. Activities include guided tours of the museum, annual antique engine shows, and Old Stone House Day (Sun. nearest Bennington Battle Day, which is Aug 16). The museum also provides a variety of educational programs to schools in the region. Contact Person: Tracy Martin, Director. Hours and Admission: mid-May through June 30 and Sept 1 through mid-Oct, Fri Tues, 11am 5pm. July and Aug, daily, 11am 5pm. Adults $5, Orleans County Residents $4, Students $2.




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