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Derby Township, Orleans County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Beebe Plain, Derby, Derby Center (village), Derby Line (village), Lake Park,
Lake Salem, Lindsay Beach, North Derby


Town Clerk

Nicole M. Daigle
P.O. Box 25
Derby, VT 05829
Ph: 766-4906
Fax: 766-2027
E-mail: derbyvt@together.net


Web Site

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


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Derby
0
194
772
 1,005
1,699
1,980
2,205
2,509
2,732
2,548
 2,900

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Derby
 2,361
2,530
2,201
 2,165
2,118
2,245
2,506
 3,252
 4,222
4,479
 4,604


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Cowles-Chace: 1858-1895
Crandall-Salem Derby: 1862-1976
Derby Center: 1809-present
Derby Line: 1843-present
Fortin (Catholic): 1952-present
Kelsey-Morrill: 1859-present
Mitchell-Derusha: 1831-1915
Morrill-Darling Hill: 1817-1867
Pine Hill: 1820-1988
Salem: 1838-present
Tice-Marston: 1843-1902


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Derby Historical Society
P.O. Box 357
Derby, VT 05829
E-mail Address: gardyne@together.net
802-766-5324
The small, two-room museum is located in the former town office building on Main Street. There are archives from Derby Academy and material relating to the history of the town. Contact Person: Bill Gardyne, President. Hours and Admission: by appointment. Free. Not accessible to the disabled.

Haskell Free Library and Opera House
Caswell Avenue
Derby Line, VT
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 337
Derby Line, VT 05830
The international border between the United States and Canada runs through the middle of this neoclassical 1901 building. A small collection of dishes is in the library, while the opera house upstairs is a replica of the Old Boston Opera House and is still in use in the summer. There are elaborate interiors upstairs and down.Contact Person: Kim Prangley, Librarian Hours and Admission: Tues and Wed, 10am 5pm; Thurs, 1 8pm; Fri and Sat, 1 5pm. The library is accessible to the disabled. The opera house is not.




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