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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Groton'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hardwick'''  
  
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
  
Groton was chartered on October 20, 1789 by the Vermont Legislature. The town of Groton consists of the villiages of&nbsp;Groton Pond, Rickers Mills, Rickers and West Groton.&nbsp; <ref>Groton, Vermont - Wikipedia -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groton,_Vermont</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Groton, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/CaledoniaGroton.html</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>  
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Harwick was chartered on August 19, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. The first town meeting was held in 1794 and the town was organized in 1795.&nbsp; The town contains the incorporated village of Hardwick and the unincorporated villages of East Hardwick and Mackville.&nbsp;<br>
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During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington ordered construction of the Bayley-Hazen Military Road to provide access into the interior of Vermont. It would prompt the development and settlement of Hardwick and East Hardwick. <ref>Hardwick, Vermont - Wikipedia -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardwick,_Vermont</ref>&nbsp;<ref>About Hardwick, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/hardwick.html#about</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Hardwick's History - http://hardwickvt.org/culture/town-history.html</ref> <ref>Groton, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/CaledoniaGroton.html</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/vtcaldon/Groton/GHSphotos.html Gorton Historical Photos]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtcbarne/hardwick.htm Hardwick, Vermont USGenWeb Page]<br>  
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/vtcaldon/Groton/Groton.htm Groton, Vermont USGenWeb Page]<br>  
 
  
 
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
 
=== Probate Records<br>  ===
  
The probate district for Groton is Caledonia<br>Caledonia Probate Division<br>1126 Main St, Ste 1 <br>St Johnsbury, VT 05819<br>Phone: (802) 748-6605<br>  
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The probate district for Hardwick is Caledonia<br>Caledonia Probate Division<br>1126 Main St, Ste 1 <br>St Johnsbury, VT 05819<br>Phone: (802) 748-6605<br>  
  
 
=== Church Records<br>  ===
 
=== Church Records<br>  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Groton. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/caledonia.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>  
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Hardwick. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/caledonia.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>  
  
 
*Darling Family Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2275089 Find A Grave] site. <br>  
 
*Darling Family Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2275089 Find A Grave] site. <br>  
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*Groton-Peacham Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2278526 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
 
*Groton-Peacham Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2278526 Find A Grave] site.<br>  
 
*West Groton Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104326 Find A Grave] site.<br>
 
*West Groton Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=104326 Find A Grave] site.<br>
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/vtcaldon/Groton/Groton19a.htm The Old Groton Village Cemetery Inscriptions (A-M)]
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/vtcaldon/Groton/Groton19b.htm The Old Groton Village Cemetery Inscriptions (N-Z)]
 
  
 
=== Town Records<br>  ===
 
=== Town Records<br>  ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781 -1951, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1D-W38%3A324710401%2C324800001%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
 
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781 -1951, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1D-W38%3A324710401%2C324800001%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Groton Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/366973?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of the proprietors of Harris Gore, 1801-1825].<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hardwick Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/366973?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of the proprietors of Harris Gore, 1801-1825].<br>  
  
Groton Town Clerks Office<br>1476 Scott Highway <br>Groton, VT 05046<br> Phone: 802-584-3276<br>Email: grotonclerk@fairpoint.net<br>Website: [http://www.grotonvt.com/ http://www.grotonvt.com/]<br>  
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Hardwick Town Clerks Office<br>P.O. Box 523<br>Hardwick, VT 05843 <br>Phone: (802) 472-5971<br>Website: [http://hardwickvt.org/ http://hardwickvt.org/]<br>  
  
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
Groton Free Public Library<br>1304 Scott Hwy.<br>Groton, VT 05046<br>Phone: (802) 584-3358<br>Email: grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com<br>Website: [http://grotonlibraryvt.org/ http://grotonlibraryvt.org/]<br>  
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Jeudevine Memorial Library<br>93 N Main St.<br>Hardwick, VT 05843<br>Phone: (802) 472-5948<br>Website: [http://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/ http://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/]<br>  
  
Groton Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 89<br>Groton, VT 05046<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtgenweb/vtcaldon/Groton/GrotonHistSoc.html Groton Historical Society Website]<br>  
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Hardwick Historical Society<br>47 Depot<br>PO Box 177<br>Hardwick, VT 05483<br>Phone: (802) 472-8555<br>  
  
 
=== References<br>  ===
 
=== References<br>  ===

Revision as of 19:32, 21 July 2014

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Brief History

Harwick was chartered on August 19, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. The first town meeting was held in 1794 and the town was organized in 1795.  The town contains the incorporated village of Hardwick and the unincorporated villages of East Hardwick and Mackville. 

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington ordered construction of the Bayley-Hazen Military Road to provide access into the interior of Vermont. It would prompt the development and settlement of Hardwick and East Hardwick. [1] [2] [3] [4]  

Historical Data

Hardwick, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Mister Glover's Groton : the chronicle of Groton, Vermont from 1789 to 1978, by Waldo F Glover (1978) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Hardwick is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

City Directories

Maps

1875 map of Groton

Cemeteries

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Hardwick. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

  • Darling Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton-Peacham Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Groton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781 -1951, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hardwick Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of the proprietors of Harris Gore, 1801-1825.

Hardwick Town Clerks Office
P.O. Box 523
Hardwick, VT 05843
Phone: (802) 472-5971
Website: http://hardwickvt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 N Main St.
Hardwick, VT 05843
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Website: http://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/

Hardwick Historical Society
47 Depot
PO Box 177
Hardwick, VT 05483
Phone: (802) 472-8555

References

Adjacent towns: