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List of Vermont Charters

Between 1777 and 1791, the Republic of Vermont worked to resolve the New York-New Hampshire dispute over land grants. Vermont then began issuing its own charters for lands that were never claimed by either state.

Township (Other Names & Description) Present County Charter Date
Acton (Townshend, Johnsons Gore) Windham November 6, 1800
Albany (Lutterloh) Orleans June 26, 1782
Alburg (Grand Isle)
Alburg Gore (Missisco Leg/Tongue, Highgate)
Grand Isle
Franklin
June 26, 1781
1781
Andersons Gore (Windham) Windham October 22, 1801
Athans (Athens)
Athens (Athans)
Windham
Windham
May 3, 1780
May 3, 1780
Avery Gore Essex January 27, 1791
Bakersfield (Smithfield, Knoultons Gore) Franklin January 25, 1791
Baltimore Windsor October 19, 1793
Barre City (Barre Town) Washington November 23, 1894
Barre Town (Wildersburgh) Washington August 21, 1781
Barton (Providence) Orleans October 20, 1789
Belvedere (Belvidere)
Belvidere (Belvedere)
Lamoille
Lamoille
November 4, 1791 
November 4, 1791
Benson
Bentons Gore (Weston)
Rutland
Windsor
May 5, 1780
October 5, 1781
Berkshire Franklin June 22, 1781
Bethel
Billymead (Sutton)
Windsor
Caledonia
December 23, 1779
February 26, 1782
Blakes Gore (Strafford-Sharon) Orange-Windsor June 18, 1785
Bradleyville (Concord & Victory) Essex 1791
Braintree Orange August 1, 1781 
Brighton (Wenlock, Random) Essex August 13, 1781 
Brookfield Orange August 5, 1781 
Brookline Windham November 30, 1794
Brownington Orleans October 2, 1790
Burel's Gore (Huntington Gore) Chittenden November 4, 1780 
Burke (Burk) Caledonia February 26, 1782 
Cabot Washington August 17, 1781 
Calais
Caldersburgh (Morgan)
Washington
Orleans
August 15, 1781
November 6, 1780 
Cambridge Lamoille August 30, 1781
Canaan Essex February 25, 1782 
Charleston (Navy) Orleans November 10, 1780
Chelsea (Turnersburgh) Orange August 4, 1781 
Chittenden (Philadelphia) Rutland March 16, 1780 
Concord Essex September 15, 1781 
Coventry Orleans August 23, 1781 
Craftsbury (Minden) Orleans August 23, 1781 
Danville Caledonia October 31, 1786 
Derby
Deweysburg (Danville & Peacham)
Orleans
Caledonia
October 29, 1779
February 28, 1782
Duncansborough (Newport Town) Orleans October 30, 1802
East Haven Essex October 22, 1790 
East Montpelier (Montpelier) Washington 1848 
Eden Lamoille August 28, 1781 
Elmore Lamoille August 21, 1781
Enosburg
Enosburg Gore (Enosburg)
Franklin
Franklin
May 15, 1780
November 9, 1803
Fairhaven (Fair Haven)
Fair Haven (Fairhaven)
Rutland
Rutland
October 27, 1779
October 27, 1779
Fayston Washington February 27, 1782 
Fletcher (Smithfield) Franklin August 20, 1781 
Franklin (Huntsburgh) Franklin March 19, 1789
Glover Orleans November 20, 1783
Goshen
Goshen Gore (Stannard)
Addison
Caledonia
February 2, 1792 
November 1, 1798
Grand Isle
Granville (Kingston)
Grand Isle
Addison
October 27, 1779
August 2, 1781 
Greensboro Orleans August 20, 1781 
Groton (Grotton)
Grotton (Groton)
Caledonia
Caledonia
October 20, 1789
October 20, 1789
Hamiltons Gore (Whitingham) Windham March 15, 1780
Hancock Addison July 31, 1781 
Hardwick
Harris Gore (Groton-Plainfield-Marshfield)
Caledonia
Caledonia-Washington 
August 19, 1781
October 30, 1801
Hitchcocks Gore (Putney) Windham JJune 19, 1783
Holland
Hopkins Gore/Grant (Hopkinsville, Burke)
Hopkinsville (Hopkins Gore/Grant, Burke)
Orleans
Caledonia
Caledonia
October 26, 1787 
October 27, 1790
October 27, 1790
Huntington Gore (Burel's Gore) Chittenden November 4, 1780 
Huntsburgh (Franklin)
Hyde Park (Hydes Park)
Franklin
Lamoille
March 19, 1789
August 27, 1781 
Hydes Park (Hyde Park)
Ira
Lamoille
Rutland
August 27, 1781
October 12, 1780
Irasburg Orleans February 23, 1781 
Isle La Motte Grand Isle October 27, 1779
Jacksons Gore (Wallingford, Mount Holly)
Jamaica
Rutland
Windham
February 23, 1781
December 28, 1792 
Jay, North
Jay, South
Johnson
Johnsons Gore (Townshend, Acton)
Orleans
Orleans
Lamoille
Windham
December 28, 1792
November 7, 1792 
January 2, 1792
February 23, 1782
Kellyvale (Lowell)
Kellys Grant 2 (Kellyvale, Lowell)
Kellys Grant 3 (Belvidere)
Kellys Grant 4 (Sunderland)
Kellys Grant 5 (Troy)
Orleans
Orleans
Lamoille
Bennington
Orleans
June 7, 1791
June 6, 1791 
November 4, 1791
June 8, 1791
October 30, 1792
Kellyvale (Lowell)
Kent (Londonderry)
Orleans
Windham
June 7, 1791
August 20, 1780
Kingston (Granville) Addison August 2, 1781
Kirby
Knights Gore (Bakersfield)
Knoultons Gore (Bakersfield)
Landgrove
Caledonia
Franklin
Franklin
Bennington
October 28, 1807
October 27, 1795
1787
November 9, 1780 
Lincoln
Littleton (Waterford)
Addison
Caledonia
November 9, 1780
November 8, 1780
Londonderry (Kent) Windham August 20, 1780 
Lowell (Kellyvale) Orleans June 7, 1791 
Lutterloh (Albany) Orleans June 26, 1782
Lyndon Caledonia November 20, 1780 
Marshfield
Marvins Gore (Highgate)
Washington
Franklin
June 22, 1790
October 27, 1801 
Medway (Parkerstown)
Mendon (Parkers Gore)
Rutland
Rutland
February 23, 1781
1827
Minden (Craftsbury) Orleans August 23, 1781
Missisco Leg/Tongue (Alburg Gore, Highgate)
Missisquoi (Troy)
Franklin
Orleans
1781
October 28, 1801
Montgomery Franklin October 8, 1789
Montpelier Washington August 14, 1781
Morgan (Caldersburgh) Orleans November 6, 1780 
Morristown Lamoille August 24, 1781 
Mount Holly Rutland October 31, 1782
Navy (Charleston) Orleans November 10, 1780
Newark Caledonia August 15, 1781 
Newport City (Newport Town) Orleans March 6, 1917 
Newport Town (Duncansborough & Salem) Orleans October 30, 1802 
Norfolk (Canaan)
North Hero (Two Heros)
Essex
Grand Isle
1782
October 27, 1779 
Northfield Washington August 10, 1781 
Norton Essex October 26, 1779 
Orange Orange August 11, 1781
Parkers Gore (Parkerstown) Rutland November 4, 1796
Parkerstown (Mendon) Rutland November 7, 1804
Pearsalls Gore (Bradleyville) Essex January 27, 1791
Philadelphia (Chittenden) Rutland March 16, 1780 
Pittsfield Rutland July 29, 1781 
Plainfield (Whitelaw-Savage-Coit) Washington October 26, 1788 
Proctor
Providence (Barton)
Rutland
Orleans
November 18, 1886
October 20, 1789 
Randolph
Random (Brighton)
Orange
Essex
June 29, 1781
August 13, 1781 
Richford Franklin August 21, 1780 
Richmond Chittenden October 27, 1794 
Ripton (Riptown)
Riptown (Ripton)
Addison
Addison
April 13, 1781
April 13, 1781
Rochester Windsor July 30, 1781 
Roxbury Washington August 6, 1781 
Rutland City (Rutland Town) Rutland November 18, 1892 
Saint Albans City (St. Albans Town) Franklin March 3, 1902 
Saint Johnsbury
Salem (Derby & Newport Town)
Caledonia
Orleans
November 1, 1786
August 18, 1781
Searsburg Bennington February 23, 1781 
Sheffield Caledonia October 25, 1793 
South Burlington (Burlington) Chittenden November 22, 1864 
South Hero  (Two Heros) Grand Isle October 27, 1779 
Spooners Gore (Tunbridge) Orange October 16, 1792
Stannard (Goshen Gore) Caledonia November 1, 1798 
Starksboro
Sterling (Johnson, Stowe, Morristown)
Addison
Lamoille
November 9, 1780
February 25, 1782
Sutton (Billymead) Caledonia February 26, 1782 
Troy (Missisquoi, Woodbridge) Orleans October 28, 1801 
Tunbridge Gore (Spooners Gore)
Turnersburgh (Chelsea)
Orange
Orange
October 16, 1792
August 4, 1781
Two Heros (North & South Hero) Grand Isle October 27, 1779
Vergennes (Ferrisburg, New Haven, Panton) Addison October 23, 1788 
Vershire Orange August 3, 1781 
Victory Essex September 6, 1781 
Waitsfield Washington February 25, 1782 
Walden
Walden Gore (Danville)
Caledonia
Caledonia
August 18, 1781 
October 22, 1782
Wardsboro Windham November 7, 1780 
Warners Grant Essex November 29, 1791
Warren Washington October 20, 1789 
Warren Gore Essex October 20, 1789 
Washington Orange August 8, 1781 
Waterford (Littleton) Caledonia November 8, 1780 
Waterville Lamoille November 15, 1824 
West Fairlee Orange February 25, 1797 
West Haven Rutland October 20, 1792 
West Rutland (Rutland) Rutland November 19, 1886 
West Windsor (Windsor) Windsor October 26, 1848 
Westfield Orleans May 25, 1780 
Westford (Westmore) Orleans August 17, 1781
Westmore (Westford) Orleans August 17, 1781 
Weston Windsor October 26, 1799
Wheelock Caledonia June 14, 1795
Whitelaw-Savage-Coit (Plainfield) Washington October 26, 1788
Whitingham Gore
Wildersburgh (Barre Town)
Windham
Washington
October 20, 1796
August 21, 1781 
Williamstown Orange August 9, 1781 
Windham Windham October 22, 1795 
Wolcott
Woodbridge (Troy)
Lamoille
Orleans
August 22, 1781 
October 26, 1781
Woodbury Washington August 16, 1781 


The above information on the Vermont Charters comes from the following sources:
Vermont State Papers, Volume II
by Franklin H. Dewart, published 1922
Vermont Secretary of State Office
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Vermont Survetors General Papers
by Ira Allen & James Whitelaw
Vermont Secretary of State Office
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
(Second Printing)
by Esther Munroe Swift, published 1996
Vermont Historical Society
Montpelier Vermont


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