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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp;'''Danby'''''
=== Brief History  ===
The original design for the settlement of Danby was conceived, and the<br>plan adopted, in Nine Partners, N. Y. The charter was granted by Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, on the 27th of August, 1761<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">. &nbsp;In 1769, the townspeople had their first formal meeting, during which they elected their town officials.</span>
Within Dorset Mountain lies a massive amount of high quality marble stone. Most of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington was constructed of Danby marble. Marble is still extracted in town, but from the mammoth Imperial Quarry inside of Dorset Mountain. First opened in 1907, the quarry can boast of being the largest underground marble quarry in the world. The workings cover 25 acres and extend over six levels. Marble pillars support the ceilings and tractor-trailers drive in and out of the facility bearing heavy blocks of white marble.
Danby's most famous resident, Silas Griffith, left behind a legacy that still survives today. After his death in 1903, Griffith willed half of his fortune to the town. Part of it went to the establishment of the library. However, the most interesting portion of the will dedicated money to be spent on Christmas gifts for the children of Danby Village and Mount Tabor.&nbsp;<ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref><ref>Danby: Picking up the pieces, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Sep. 29, 2006.</ref>
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
=== Town Histories<br>  ===
[http://archive.org/details/historyandmapda00willgoog The History and Map of Danby, Vermont (1869)]<br>
=== Vital Records  ===
*FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].&nbsp;<br>
=== Probate Records  ===
The probate district for Danby is Rutland.
Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>(802) 775-0114
=== City Directories<br>  ===
=== Cemeteries  ===
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Danby. 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>
*Brown Cemetery
*Dillingham Cemetery
*Maple Grove Cemetery
*Old Four Corners Cemetery
*Otis Cemetery
*Quaker-Staples Farm Cemetery
*Red School House Cemetery
=== Churches  ===
1. First Congregational Church<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; 159 S Main St,<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Danby, VT 05739<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Phone:(802) 293-5318<br>
2. Mt. View Baptist Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 195 Stone Ln.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Danby, VT 05739<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Phone:(802) 293-5655
=== Town Records<br>  ===
The Family History Library has&nbsp;microfilm of original records&nbsp;from the Danby Town Clerks Office. &nbsp;These include&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/305831 Land records (Danby, Rutland, Vermont), 1770-1900]and&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/674270 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1770-1995].
Danby VT Town Clerk<br>130 Brook Road <br>PO Box 231<br>Danby, VT 05739<br>Phone: 802-293-5136<br>Email: danbytownclerk@vermontel.net<br>
=== Newspapers  ===
Rutland Herald online at this [http://www.rutlandherald.com/ link].
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
S.L. Griffith Memorial Library<br>74 S. Main Street<br>Danby VT, 05739<br>Phone: (802) 293-5106<br>
=== References<br>  ===
'''Adjacent towns:'''
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[[Category:Rutland_County,_Vermont]] [[Category:Towns_in_Vermont]]

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