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Athens was chartered on May 3, 1780. Spelled Athans in its charter, the present spelling seems to have been adopted quite early. &nbsp;The town was organized and the first meeting held March 4, 1781. The only real village has always been known as Athens, and for a time (1827-1907) actually had a Post Office. The area in the southern part of the town is almost entirely uninhabited.&nbsp;<ref>About Athens, VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/athens.html#about</ref><ref>History of the Town of Athens, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamAthens.html</ref>
  
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History of Athens, Vermont&nbsp;: with genealogies, 1779-1960 by Lora M. Wyman (1963) - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-athens-vermont-with-genealogies-1779-1960/oclc/2556952 Find this book in a library].<br>
  
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152874?availability=Family%20History%20Library Athens, VT Enrolled Militia, 1863, is on microflim at the Family History Library].&nbsp;
  
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].<br>
  
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The probate district for Athens is Westminster.<br>Westminster Probate Court<br>PO Box 47<br>Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0047 <br>Phone: (802) 463-3019<br>
  
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1597589/Anthens++Westminster+West/Windham+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Athens]
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Athens. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windham.htm#top link].<br>
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*Athens Valley Cemetery - inscriptins at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2146967&CScnty=2951& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152899?availability=Family%20History%20Library Tombstone records from Athens Valley and Athens West cemeteries are on microfilm at the Family History Library]. [https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/972837/ Order film online].
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=== Churches<br>  ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2002, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4RL%3An2049912499%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySerach] (browse only images).
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Athens Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152863?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1780-1903],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/281090?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1779-1917; index to land records, 1779-1945], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/313121?availability=Family%20History%20Library Vital records, 1775-1867], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152909?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage certificates, 1867-1905].<br>
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Athens Town Clerk<br>RR 3 Box 194<br>25 Brookline Road<br>Athens, VT 05143<br>Phone: (802) 869-3370<br> Email:&nbsp;townofathens@hotmail.com
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[http://www.reformer.com/ Brattleboro Reformer]
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Revision as of 15:00, 24 October 2013

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Brief History

Athens was chartered on May 3, 1780. Spelled Athans in its charter, the present spelling seems to have been adopted quite early.  The town was organized and the first meeting held March 4, 1781. The only real village has always been known as Athens, and for a time (1827-1907) actually had a Post Office. The area in the southern part of the town is almost entirely uninhabited. [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Athens, Vermont : with genealogies, 1779-1960 by Lora M. Wyman (1963) - Find this book in a library.

Military Records

Athens, VT Enrolled Militia, 1863, is on microflim at the Family History Library

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Athens is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0047
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Athens

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Athens. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.

Tombstone records from Athens Valley and Athens West cemeteries are on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2002, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Athens Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, 1780-1903Land records, 1779-1917; index to land records, 1779-1945, Vital records, 1775-1867, and Marriage certificates, 1867-1905.

Athens Town Clerk
RR 3 Box 194
25 Brookline Road
Athens, VT 05143
Phone: (802) 869-3370
Email: townofathens@hotmail.com

Newspapers

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

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