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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
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The town of Norwich was established on July 4, 1761t. The first settlers reached the area in 1763 and the first town meeting occurred in April 1768. &nbsp;The town was named after Norwich, Connecticut, the state from which the first settlers originated. In the original charter, the name was spelled "Norwhich", but the additional 'h' was dropped shortly after the town was chartered.<br>
  
 
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In 1819, Alden Partridge, a former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, founded the private "American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy" in Norwich. Within six years, the school enrollment reached 500 cadets. The school was moved back to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1825, but returned in 1835 with a charter from the U.S. Congress to found another military academy, which remained in Norwich until 1866 when it burned to the ground. The school then relocated to Northfield, Vermont, where it exists today as Norwich University.&nbsp;<ref>Norwich, Vermont - Internet Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwich,_Vermont</ref><ref>History of the Town of Norwich, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorNorwich.html</ref>  
The town of Norwich was established on July 4, 1761t. The first settlers reached the area in 1763 and the first town meeting occurred in April 1768.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 1819, Alden Partridge, a former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, founded the private "American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy" in Norwich. Within six years, the school enrollment reached 500 cadets. The school was moved back to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1825, but returned in 1835 with a charter from the U.S. Congress to found another military academy, which remained in Norwich until 1866 when it burned to the ground. The school then relocated to Northfield, Vermont, where it exists today as Norwich University.
 
 
 
<ref>Norwich, Vermont - Internet Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwich,_Vermont</ref><ref>History of the Town of Plymouth, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorPlymouth.html</ref>  
 
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
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Norwich Historical Society<br>277 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 1680<br>Norwich, VT 05055<br>Phone: (802) 649-0124<br>Email: info@norwichhistory.org<br>Website: [http://norwichvthistoricalsociety.org/ http://norwichvthistoricalsociety.org/]<br>  
 
Norwich Historical Society<br>277 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 1680<br>Norwich, VT 05055<br>Phone: (802) 649-0124<br>Email: info@norwichhistory.org<br>Website: [http://norwichvthistoricalsociety.org/ http://norwichvthistoricalsociety.org/]<br>  
  
Norwich Public Library<br>PO Box 290 <br>368 Main St.<br>Norwich, VT 05055<br>Phone: (802) 649-1184<br>Website: [http://www.norwichlibrary.org/ http://www.norwichlibrary.org/]
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Norwich Public Library<br>PO Box 290 <br>368 Main St.<br>Norwich, VT 05055<br>Phone: (802) 649-1184<br>Website: [http://www.norwichlibrary.org/ http://www.norwichlibrary.org/]  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Brief History

The town of Norwich was established on July 4, 1761t. The first settlers reached the area in 1763 and the first town meeting occurred in April 1768.  The town was named after Norwich, Connecticut, the state from which the first settlers originated. In the original charter, the name was spelled "Norwhich", but the additional 'h' was dropped shortly after the town was chartered.

In 1819, Alden Partridge, a former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, founded the private "American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy" in Norwich. Within six years, the school enrollment reached 500 cadets. The school was moved back to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1825, but returned in 1835 with a charter from the U.S. Congress to found another military academy, which remained in Norwich until 1866 when it burned to the ground. The school then relocated to Northfield, Vermont, where it exists today as Norwich University. [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

A history of Norwich, Vermont (1905), by M. E. Goddard, and Henry V. Partridge - this book is available free of charge online.

Norwich University, 1819-1911 : her history, her graduates, her roll of honor, by William Arba Ellis - this book can be viewed online free of charge.

Norwich, Vermont: A History (2011), by the Norwich Historical Society - Available at the Norwich Historical Society.  Find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Norwwich is Hartland.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

Military

List of men liable to enrollment, 1863, are available on microfilm in the Family History Library. Order film online.

City Directories

Maps

1859 map of Plymouth, VT

1796 Plat map of Plymouth (Saltash), VT is available on microfilm from the Family History Library.  Order film online.

Cemeteries

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

  • Plymouth Five Corners Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Plymouth Kingdom - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Plymouth Notch Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Tyson-Pollard Cemetery

Plymouth cemetery records : deaths prior to 1870, available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Churches

Town Records

Digital images of Norwich Town records, 1761-1996, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Norwich Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1908; general index to land records, 1761-1884Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1996, and Town records, 1830-1873.

Norwich Town Clerk
300 Main St.
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: (802) 649-1419
Email: Clerk@norwich.vt.us
Website: http://norwich.vt.us/[1]

Newspapers

The Vermont Standard

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies

Norwich Historical Society
277 Main Street
P. O. Box 1680
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: (802) 649-0124
Email: info@norwichhistory.org
Website: http://norwichvthistoricalsociety.org/

Norwich Public Library
PO Box 290
368 Main St.
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: (802) 649-1184
Website: http://www.norwichlibrary.org/

References

  1. Norwich, Vermont - Internet Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwich,_Vermont
  2. History of the Town of Norwich, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorNorwich.html

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