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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hardwick'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kirby'''  
  
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
  
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>
 
  
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>Hardwick, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/CaledoniaHardwick.html</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
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Kirby was chartered on October 28, 1807 by the state of Vermont through an Act of Incorporation. Kirby was created from two separate parcels of land: Hopkinsville (sometimes Hopkins Gore, Hopkins Grant or Hopkintonia) and Burke Tongue, which had been a part of the older town of Burke. Kirby has a shape of an arrowhead, pointing due south to the northern corner of the town of Waterford.The town is roughly half the size of most towns.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<ref>About Kirby, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/kirby.html#about</ref>
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<ref>Hardwick, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/CaledoniaHardwick.html</ref>
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=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtcbarne/hardwick.htm Hardwick, Vermont USGenWeb Page]<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtcbarne/kirby.htm Kirby, Vermont USGenWeb Page]<br>  
  
 
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
 
=== Probate Records<br>  ===
  
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>  
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The probate district for Kirby 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 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>  
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Kirby. 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>  
  
 
*Fairview Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1099452 Find A Grave] site. <br>  
 
*Fairview Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1099452 Find A Grave] site. <br>  
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795 -1893, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1D-C29%3A324710401%2C324821501%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
 
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795 -1893, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1D-C29%3A324710401%2C324821501%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hardwick Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/28763?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town and vital records, 1794-1939], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/290203?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1796-1877].<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Kirby Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/28763?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town and vital records, 1794-1939], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/290203?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1796-1877].<br>  
  
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>  
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Kirby Town Clerks Office<br>Physical Address: 346 Town Hall Road Kirby, VT 05851<br>Mailing Address: 346 Town Hall Road Lyndonville, VT 05851<br>Phone: 802-626-9386<br>Email: kirbytc@kingcon.com<br>  
  
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
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>
 
 
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 19:41, 22 July 2014

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Brief History

Kirby was chartered on October 28, 1807 by the state of Vermont through an Act of Incorporation. Kirby was created from two separate parcels of land: Hopkinsville (sometimes Hopkins Gore, Hopkins Grant or Hopkintonia) and Burke Tongue, which had been a part of the older town of Burke. Kirby has a shape of an arrowhead, pointing due south to the northern corner of the town of Waterford.The town is roughly half the size of most towns.   [1]   [2]   

Historical Data

Kirby, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Kirby 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 Hardwick

Cemeteries

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

Town Records

Hardwick, Vermont Land Records, 1876 - 1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795 -1893, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Kirby Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1794-1939, and Land records, 1796-1877.

Kirby Town Clerks Office
Physical Address: 346 Town Hall Road Kirby, VT 05851
Mailing Address: 346 Town Hall Road Lyndonville, VT 05851
Phone: 802-626-9386
Email: kirbytc@kingcon.com

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

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