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Castleton Township, Rutland County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Avalon Beach, Blissville, Bomoseen, Castleton, Castleton Corners, Hydeville, West Castleton


Town Clerk

Ellen P. LaFleche
P.O. Box 727
Castleton, VT 05735
Ph: 468-2212
Fax: 468-5482
E-mail: casclerk@shoreham.net


Web Site

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://home.att.net/~local_history/Rutland-Co-VT.htm#CASTLETON
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtrutlan/ruttowns.htm#castleton
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/RutlandCastelton.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/castleton.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/c/castleton.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Castleton
809
1,039
1,420
 1,541
 1,783
 1,769
 3,016
2,852
3,243
2,605
2,396

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Castleton
 2,089
1,885
1,919
 1,794
1,601
 1,748
 1,902
 2,837
 3,637
4,278
 4,367


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Blissville: 1830-1942
Briggs: 1852-unknown
Brown-O'Rouke (one person): 1852
Crystal Beach-Town Farm: 1823-1923
Culver: 1822-1849
Gates: 1830-1898
Hillside: 1851-present
Hydeville: 1830-1885
Keep (one person, might be more): 1825
Lincoln: 1794-1836
Old Burying Ground: 1778-1825
Persons (Nathan): 1868


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Castleton Historical Society Museum
Main Street, Castleton, VT
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 219
Castleton, VT 05735
802-468-5523
The museum is located in the Higley Homestead, a brick house built in 1811. Collections pertain to Castleton and include furnishings, paintings, costumes, documents, and photographs. The walls of the house have some original stenciling, as well as restored stenciling. The historical society also owns the Old Cobbler Shop on Main Street and is open to the public on Colonial Day. There is an annual potluck picnic for the public, 3rd Thurs afternoon in June at the Hubbardton Battlefield. Contact Person: Mary Williamson. Hours and Admission: Summer and fall, Sun 1 4pm. Donations requested.




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