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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Benson'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Danby'''''
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The town &nbsp;was chartered on&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">May 5, 1780. The name of the town was given in honor of Hon. Egbert Benson one of New York's most dedicated Revolutionary patriots. The town of Benson lies in the northwest part of the Rutland County, and is bounded on the north by Orwell; east by Sudbury, Hubbardton and Castleton; south by Fairhaven and Westhaven, and west by Lake Champlain.  The 2010  census shows that the population was 1,056.  </span><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref>  
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The town &nbsp;was chartered oin 1761<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">. &nbsp;</span><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Town Histories<br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
  
[http://www.benson-vt.com/benson-th.php Benson VT Town History]<br>  
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[http://archive.org/details/historyandmapda00willgoog The History and Map of Danby, Vermont (1869)]<br>  
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
The probate district for Benson is Fair Haven.  
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The probate district for Danby is Rutland.  
  
 
Fair haven Probate Court <br>3 North Park Place <br>Fair Haven, VT 05743 <br>(802) 265-3380  
 
Fair haven Probate Court <br>3 North Park Place <br>Fair Haven, VT 05743 <br>(802) 265-3380  
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*Carter Street Cemetery  
 
*Carter Street Cemetery  
*Carver Falls Cemetery
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*Fair View Cemetery<br>  
 
*Hackett Dam Cenetery
 
*Hawk Hill Cemetery
 
*Hitchcock Cemetery
 
*Old Cemetery
 
*Old Benson Cemetery
 
*Rural Cemetery
 
*Temple Cemetery
 
  
 
=== Churches  ===
 
=== Churches  ===

Revision as of 15:47, 17 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland Gotoarrow.png Danby

Brief History

The town  was chartered oin 1761.  [1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

The History and Map of Danby, Vermont (1869)

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Danby is Rutland.

Fair haven Probate Court
3 North Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743
(802) 265-3380

City Directories

Family History Library Catalog

Cemeteries

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

  • Carter Street Cemetery

Churches

1. United Church of Benson
    2793 Stage Rd.
    Fair Haven, VT 05743
    Phone: (802) 537-2455

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Benson Town Clerks Office.  These include records of births and deaths, 1744-1890records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births 1857-1994, marriages 1794-1995 and Town proceedings, v. 1-3, 1788-1863.

Benson VT Town Clerk
2760 Stage Road
PO Box 163
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: (802) 537-2611
Email: townclerk@benson-vt.com
Website: http://www.benson-vt.com/benson-tc.php

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Public Library of Benson
2750 Stage Road
P.O. Box 163
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: (802) 537-4181
E-Mail: library@benson-vt.com
Website: http://www.benson-vt.com/benson-pl.php

References

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

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