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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Castleton'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Proctor'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Unlike so many other Vermont towns in the central and southern part of the state, New Hampshire Gov. Benning Wentworth did not charter this town. Instead, the Republic of Vermont issued the charter, making it the oldest Vermont chartered town in Rutland County. That historic date was Oct. 27, 1779.<br>  
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The origin of the name Fair Haven remains a mystery. Since some of the original grantees hailed from Massachusetts, where a Fair Haven exists, that is one possible theory. Another makes more sense — that the beauty of the region was synonymous with the word "fair," and therefore Fair Haven. Up until 1861, the town was written as one word, just as it occurred in the charter. For some unknown reason after 1861, it switched to the two-word format used today.
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Proctor History here.<sup><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886</ref></sup><br>
  
At its formation, Fair Haven included the presented community of West Haven within its boundaries. The Legislature split Fair Haven in 1792, but regarding membership in the Vermont House, it would "be but one town with respect to representation." This policy lasted until 1823.<br>  
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=== Historical Data<br> ===
  
Like so many other Rutland County communities, Fair Haven can trace much of its wealth to stone — specifically slate. Part of Vermont's slate belt runs through the town and it has been successfully quarried since 1839. Alonson Allen and Caleb Ranney excavated the first slate on Scotch Hill north of town.<br>  
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=== Town Histories<br> ===
  
By the late 19th century, 21 slate companies operated in Fair Haven. Six firms still run today.  
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History of the Marble Bridge [http://proctorvermont.com/pdf/Marble%20Bridge%20History/Marble%20Bridge%20History.pdf online]
  
Between 1903 and 1924, a trolley connected Fair Haven and Rutland. It proved so successful that in 1910, the trolley company extended the line to Poultney.  
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History of the Proctor YMCA and Sutherland Club [http://www.rutlandhistory.com/documents/RHSQVol.33No.12003.pdf online]
  
Though slate proved a major industry, the United Shirt and Collar Co. served as a mainstay in the town for almost 50 years. Started in 1900, the firm, located along the Castleton River, produced Lion Brand Shirts and employed as many as 600 workers.<br>
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Marble [http://thevermontmovie.com/pdfs/marble.pdf online]
 
 
Downtown Fair Haven remains an architectural jewel. A number of fires have destroyed a portion of the business district, but it still retains much of its character of the 19th and 20th centuries.<sup><ref>Fair Haven: Big wheels keep on turning in Fair Haven, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Mar. 18, 2006.</ref><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886</ref></sup><br>
 
 
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
  
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
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Collection of [http://snoots75.livejournal.com/3973.html present day Proctor photos]
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
The probate district for Fair Haven is Fair Haven, while the court district is Rutland.  
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The probate district for Proctor is Rutland.  
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Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>(802) 775-0114
  
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Vermont%2C%20Rutland%2C%20Fair%20Haven%22 FamilySearch Library Catalog]<br>  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/204387 FamilySearch Library Catalog]<br>  
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Fair Haven. For location of cemeteries, see Cemteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].&nbsp;<br>  
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Fair Haven. For location of cemeteries, see Cemteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].&nbsp;<br>  
  
*Carvers Falss Cemetery  
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*Ricerside Cemetery  
*Cedar Grove Cemetery  
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*St. Dominic Cemetery  
*Old Fair Haven Cemetery
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*South Street Cemetery<br>
*Old North Half Cemetery
 
*Our Lady of Seven Dollors Cemtery
 
*Saint Marys Cemetery<br>
 
  
 
=== Churches  ===
 
=== Churches  ===
  
1. First Congregational Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 2 N Park Pl<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Fair Haven, Vermont&nbsp;05743<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 265-8864
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1. St. Dominics Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 45 South St<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Proctor, Vermont&nbsp;05765<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 459-2221
  
2. First Baptist Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 32 West St<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Fair Haven, Vermont&nbsp;05743<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 265-8879
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2. St. Pauls Lutheran Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 6 Gibbs St<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Proctor, Vermont&nbsp;05765<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 265-2728<br>  
 
 
3. United Church of Benson<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 2793 Stage Rd<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Fair Haven, Vermont&nbsp;05743<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 537-2455
 
 
 
4. Our Lady-Seven Dolors Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 10 Washington St<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Fair Haven, Vermont&nbsp;05743<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 265-3135<br>  
 
  
 
=== Town Records  ===
 
=== Town Records  ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653 link].  
 
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653 link].  
  
The Family History Library has [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Vermont%2C%20Rutland%2C%20Fair%20Haven%22 microfilm of&nbsp;original records] in the Fair Haven Town Hall for the years 1767-1861.  
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The Family History Library has [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/675522 microfilm of&nbsp;original records] in the Proctor Town Hall for the years 1767-1861.  
  
Town of Fair Haven<br>3 North Park Place<br>Fair Haven, Vermont<br> (802) 265-3010 <br> [http://fairhavenvt.org/ Fair Haven Town website]  
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Town of Proctor<br>3 North Park Place<br>Proctor, Vermont<br> (802) 265-3010 <br> [http://fairhavenvt.org/ Fair Haven Town website]  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
Fair Haven Public Library<br>107 North Main St.<br>Fair Haven, VT 05743<br> (802) 4265-8011<br>
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Proctor Public Library<br>107 North Main St.<br>Fair Haven, VT 05743<br> (802) 4265-8011<br>  
 
 
[http://www.fairhavenvt.org/?page_id=855 Fair Haven Historical Society Website]<br>  
 
  
 
=== References<br>  ===
 
=== References<br>  ===

Revision as of 23:12, 28 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland Gotoarrow.png Proctor

Brief History


Proctor History here.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of the Marble Bridge online

History of the Proctor YMCA and Sutherland Club online

Marble online

Collection of present day Proctor photos

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Proctor is Rutland.

Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories

FamilySearch Library Catalog

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Fair Haven. For location of cemeteries, see Cemteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link

  • Ricerside Cemetery
  • St. Dominic Cemetery
  • South Street Cemetery

Churches

1. St. Dominics Church
    45 South St
    Proctor, Vermont 05765
    (802) 459-2221

2. St. Pauls Lutheran Church
    6 Gibbs St
    Proctor, Vermont 05765
    (802) 265-2728

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records in the Proctor Town Hall for the years 1767-1861.

Town of Proctor
3 North Park Place
Proctor, Vermont
(802) 265-3010
Fair Haven Town website

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Proctor Public Library
107 North Main St.
Fair Haven, VT 05743
(802) 4265-8011

References

  1. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886

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