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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Hubbardton''' ''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Killington'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Hubbardton is a small community of scattered rural homes and dwellings clustered around its many lakes and ponds. It is a town of rolling hills and picturesque lakes dating back to the early seventeen hundreds.  
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New Hampshire Gov. Benning Wentworth granted the charter of Killington on July 7, 1761, for an area of 24,640 acres. The first attempt at settlement failed in 1774, but pioneers persevered and Isaiah Washington is credited with being the first settler in the southeast corner of the town in the rich soils of the Ottauquechee River valley.<br>
  
Chartered on June 15, 1764, Hubbardton is named after Boston merchant Thomas Hubbard, one of the original grantees. Another 10 years passed before the first settlers, two Connecticut families, arrived to clear land in what is present day East Hubbardton. Others followed, but the American Revolution hampered growth. However, in March 1784, the residents conducted their first town meeting and officially organized Hubbardton.  
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Town residents voted to change the town name in 1800 to Sherburne. Killington became part of the past as townspeople recognized one of the original proprietors, Col. Benjamin Sherburne.  
  
On July 7, 1777, the Battle of Hubbardton occurred. The engagement possesses a distinction of its own - the only battle of the American Revolution fought on Vermont soil. Though the battle is considered a draw in history, the losses inflicted on the British forced them to halt at Hubbardton and not continue their chase of the Americans.  
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Sherburne reverted to its historical beginnings in 1999. That year the town voted to change the town name back to Killington. The Vermont Legislature approved the alteration. However, every time one drives over Sherburne Pass, it is evidence that Col. Sherburne's legacy still survives in town. If that is not enough proof, just visit the Sherburne Elementary School, Sherburne Library or the Sherburne Fire Department.<ref>Killington: A place where the mountains are king, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Dec. 8, 2006.</ref><br>  
 
 
Hubbardton has very few businesses and no large employers. Many of the residents are part timers and are drawn to the town for the dozen lakes and ponds located within the town's boundaries. <ref>Hubbardton - a town of lakes and ponds, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jan. 26, 2007.</ref><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref><br>  
 
  
 
=== Historical Data  ===
 
=== Historical Data  ===
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=== Town Histories  ===
 
=== Town Histories  ===
  
Revolutionary War - [http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/battles/770707-hubbardton/ The Battle of Hubbardton]  
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[http://www.vtliving.com/history/killington/#.UdM73zuTjp8 History of Killington Ski Area] - Killington, Vermont[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/battles/770707-hubbardton/]<br>
 
 
[http://rexpassion.com/Battle%20of%20Hubbardton/Battle%20of%20Hubbardton.html Photos] of the Battle of Hubbardton re-enactment.
 
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hubbardton Town Clerks Office. These include [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/685460 records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1989]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/23604 Town book for surveys, 1778-1863].<br>  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hubbardton Town Clerks Office. These include [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/685460 records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1989]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/23604 Town book for surveys, 1778-1863].<br>  
  
Hubbardton Town Clerk<br> 1831 Monument Hill Rd<br>Castleton, VT 05735‎<br>Phone: (802) 273-2951<br>Website: [http://hubbardtonvt.com/ http://hubbardtonvt.com/]  
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Killington Town Clerk<br> 2706 River Road<br> P.O. Box 429<br>Killington, VT 05757‎<br>Phone: (802) 422-3243<br>[http://www.killingtontown.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={CDDD41E8-D7DF-4229-ABFC-206C0F335173} Killington Town Clerk Website]  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===

Revision as of 20:52, 2 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland Gotoarrow.png Killington

Brief History

New Hampshire Gov. Benning Wentworth granted the charter of Killington on July 7, 1761, for an area of 24,640 acres. The first attempt at settlement failed in 1774, but pioneers persevered and Isaiah Washington is credited with being the first settler in the southeast corner of the town in the rich soils of the Ottauquechee River valley.

Town residents voted to change the town name in 1800 to Sherburne. Killington became part of the past as townspeople recognized one of the original proprietors, Col. Benjamin Sherburne.

Sherburne reverted to its historical beginnings in 1999. That year the town voted to change the town name back to Killington. The Vermont Legislature approved the alteration. However, every time one drives over Sherburne Pass, it is evidence that Col. Sherburne's legacy still survives in town. If that is not enough proof, just visit the Sherburne Elementary School, Sherburne Library or the Sherburne Fire Department.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Killington Ski Area - Killington, Vermont[1]

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Hubbardton is Rutland.
Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-0114

City Directories

FamilySearch Library Catalog

Maps

Cemeteries

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

  • Bradley Family Cemetery
  • East Hubbardton Cemetery
  • Hortonville Cemetery
  • North Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Town Hall Cemetery

Churches

1. Hubbardton Congregational Church
    Castleton, VT 05735
    Phone: (802) 273-3303

2. East Hubbardton Baptist Church
    3818 E Hubbardton Rd,
    Castleton, VT 05735
    Phone: (802) 483-6266

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 from the Hubbardton Town Clerks Office. These include records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1989 and Town book for surveys, 1778-1863.

Killington Town Clerk
2706 River Road
P.O. Box 429
Killington, VT 05757‎
Phone: (802) 422-3243
Killington Town Clerk Website

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Hubbardton Historical Society
Monument Hill Schoolhouse
5568 Monument Hill Road
Hubbardton, VT
Mailing Address: PO Box 383
Castleton, VT 05735
Phone: (802) 273-3901 and (802) 273-2242
Website: http://www.hubbardton.net/index.html

References

  1. Killington: A place where the mountains are king, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Dec. 8, 2006.

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