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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dummerston'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Dummerston'''''  
  
== Quick History  ==
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=== Brief History  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dummerston,_Vermont Wikipedia]
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />Dummerston was first chartered on December 26, 1753 by Benning Wentworth. In its charter the town was named Fullum. Fighting with the French and Indians made it impossible for the grantees to establish a settlement within five years, as was stipulated in the original grant, so Wentworth renewed the grant three times: in 1760, 1781 and 1764.
  
== Resources  ==
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The name Dummerston was adopted very early, and used almost exclusively for the town. However, it had apparently never been changed officially, so the 1937 Vermont legislature made legal confirmation of the fact that the town's name was, and had been, Dummerston for over 150 years.<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span><ref>About Dummerston VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/dummerston.html#about</ref><ref>History of the Town of Dummerston, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamDummerston.html</ref>
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Historical Data<br> ===
  
Bennett Cemetery - on School House Road in East Dummerston
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=== Town Histories<br>  ===
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2131563&CScnty=2951&CSsr=1& Findagrave.com]
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The history of the town of Dummerston&nbsp;: the first town settled by Anglo Saxon descendants in the state by David L. Mansfield - [https://archive.org/details/historyoftownofd00mans digital version of book is available free on charge online].<br>
  
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=== Vital Records<br> ===
  
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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>  
  
[[Category:Towns_in_Vermont]] [[Category:Windham_County,_Vermont]]
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
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The probate district for Dummerston is Marlboro.<br>Marlboro Probate Court<br><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">80 Flat St.&nbsp;Suite 104</span><br> Brattleboro, VT 05301 <br>Phone: (802) 257-2898<br>
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=== City Directories<br>  ===
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[http://vermonthistory.org/documents/digital/VtCityDirectories.pdf Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories].
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=== Maps<br>  ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1597610/Putney++Dummerston+Town++Dummerston+West/Windham+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Dummerston]
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=== Cemeteries<br>  ===
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Dummerston. 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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*Bennett Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2131563&CScnty=2951& Find a Grave] site.
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*Dummerston Center Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=596195&CScnty=2951&CSsr=21& Find A Grave] site.
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*East Dummerston Cemetery<br>
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*Dummerston Hill (Ellor) Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=633631&CScnty=2951&CSsr=21& Find A Grave] site.
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*Rice Farm Road Cemetery
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*Taft Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2216267&CScnty=2951&CSsr=141& Find A Grave] site.
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*West Dummerston Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2200853&CScnty=2951&CSsr=141& Find A Grave] site.
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*Wilder Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104331&CScnty=2951&CSsr=161& Find A Grave] site.
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Dummerston Cemetery inscriptions, 1782-1869 - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/150301?availability=Family%20History%20Library available on microfilm at the Family History Center].&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/944148/ Order film online].
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=== Churches<br>  ===
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=== Town Records<br>  ===
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Dummerston Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178021?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deeds, 1781-1886; index, 1777-1901], &nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/150297?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1771-1972], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178014?availability=Family%20History%20Library Births, marriages, deaths, 1761-1911; index, 1761-1886].
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Dummerston Town Clerk<br>1523 Middle Rd.<br>East Dummerston, VT 05346<br>Phone: (802) 257-1496<br>Website: [http://townclerk.dummerston.org/ http://townclerk.dummerston.org/]  
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=== Newspapers<br>  ===
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[http://www.reformer.com/ Brattleboro Reformer]  
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br>  ===
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Dummerston Library<br>156 Lyons St.<br>Dummerston, VT 05301<br>Phone: (802) 258-9878
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=== References  ===
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[[Category:Windham_County,_Vermont]] [[Category:Towns_in_Vermont]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Windham Gotoarrow.png Dummerston

Brief History

Dummerston was first chartered on December 26, 1753 by Benning Wentworth. In its charter the town was named Fullum. Fighting with the French and Indians made it impossible for the grantees to establish a settlement within five years, as was stipulated in the original grant, so Wentworth renewed the grant three times: in 1760, 1781 and 1764.

The name Dummerston was adopted very early, and used almost exclusively for the town. However, it had apparently never been changed officially, so the 1937 Vermont legislature made legal confirmation of the fact that the town's name was, and had been, Dummerston for over 150 years. [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

The history of the town of Dummerston : the first town settled by Anglo Saxon descendants in the state by David L. Mansfield - digital version of book is available free on charge online.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Dummerston is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St. Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories.

Maps

1869 map of Dummerston

Cemeteries

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

  • Bennett Cemetery - inscriptions at Find a Grave site.
  • Dummerston Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Dummerston Cemetery
  • Dummerston Hill (Ellor) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rice Farm Road Cemetery
  • Taft Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Dummerston Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Wilder Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Dummerston Cemetery inscriptions, 1782-1869 - available on microfilm at the Family History CenterOrder film online.

Churches

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Dummerston Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1781-1886; index, 1777-1901,  Town records, 1771-1972, and Births, marriages, deaths, 1761-1911; index, 1761-1886.

Dummerston Town Clerk
1523 Middle Rd.
East Dummerston, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 257-1496
Website: http://townclerk.dummerston.org/

Newspapers

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies

Dummerston Library
156 Lyons St.
Dummerston, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 258-9878

References

Adjacent towns: