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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Middletown Springs'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mount Tabor'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
On Oct. 28, 1784, the Legislature incorporated Middletown. The Assembly took land from four towns: Tinmouth, 3,510 acres; Wells, 6,118 acres; Poultney, 2,388 acres; and Ira, 1,825 acres to create the town..<br>  
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Mount Tabor was chartered August 28, 1761, by Benning Wentworth, of New Hampshire, under the name of "Harwick," to Jonathan Willard and sixty others. &nbsp;It contained 23,040 acres, and the usual reservations were made for the school, ministerial and governor's lots. This town was organized on the 17th of March, 1788.<br>  
  
The story regarding the town's name revolves around Joseph Spaulding, the original surveyor. Apparently, he was permitted to name the new town. Hailing from Middletown, CT, Spaulding believed this name fit the community, having been pieced together from acreage from the other four towns and placed right in the center.  
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The name of the town was changed from " Harwick " to Mount Tabor in&nbsp;1803, the change being rendered desirable on account of there being a town named Hardwick already in the State, which led to confusion in delivering mail.  
  
It took another 100 years to add, "Springs" to the town name.&nbsp;Middletown had three large springs that bubbled up close to the Poultney River. The springs served as the primary reason why Middletown added, "Springs" to the town name. The post office first adopted the name and the Legislature made it official in 1884. <ref>Middletown Springs: They came for the waters, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jan.5, 2007.</ref><ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886</ref><br>  
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The town population was 255 at the 2010 census.<ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886</ref><br>  
  
 
=== Historical Data  ===
 
=== Historical Data  ===
  
=== Town Histories  ===
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=== Town Histories<br> ===
 
 
The history of Middletown, Vermont, in three discourses&nbsp;: delivered before the citizens of that town, February 7 and 21, and March 30, 1867, Barnes Frisbie, Rutland, VT, Tuttle &amp; Co., 1867. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-middletown-vermont-in-three-discourses-delivered-before-the-citizens-of-that-town-february-7-and-21-and-march-30-1867/oclc/2390832 Locate a library holding this book].
 
 
 
[http://www.middletownspringshistoricalsociety.org/history.html Middletown Springs Town History]
 
 
 
[http://www.middletownspringshistoricalsociety.org/index.html Historical Photos]
 
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
The probate district for Middletown Springs is Rutland.<br>Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>Phone: (802) 775-0114  
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The probate district for Mount Tabor is Rutland.<br>Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>Phone: (802) 775-0114  
  
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Cemeteries<br>  ===
 
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Middletown Springs. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].
 
 
 
*Middletown Springs Cemetery
 
*Pleasant View Cemetery
 
*Stiles Cemetery<br>
 
 
 
=== Churches ===
 
  
1. Middletown Springs Community Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; PO Box 1213 <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Middletown Springs, VT 05757<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Phone: (802) 235-2386<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; E-mail: mscchurch@gmail.com<br>  
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*Mount Tabor Cemetery- Directions to this cemetery can be found on the [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2228389 Findagrave website].<br>
  
2. Saint Anne Catholic Church<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; Middletown Springs, VT 05757<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Phone: (802) 235-2156
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=== Churches<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 microfilm of original records from the Middletown Springs Town Clerks Office. These include records of&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178064 Land records 1782-1916, indexes 1782-1973],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/154074 Town records, 1801-1896],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/153021 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1995; index to births and deaths, 1857-1905], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/94990 Records of births, marriages, and deaths, v. 2, 1770-1867].<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Mount Tabor Town Clerks Office. These include records of&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178068?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1787-1912; indexes to land records, 1788-1972], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/134002?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1972].<br>  
  
Middletown Springs Town Clerk<br>10 Park Avenue<br>P.O. Box 1232<br>Middletown Springs, VT 05757<br>Phone: (802) 235-2220<br> E-mail:&nbsp;middletown@vermontel.net<br>  
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Mount Tabor Town Clerk<br>522 Mount Tabor Rd<br>Danby, VT 05739‎<br> Mail Address:<br> P.O. Box 245 <br>Mount Tabor, VT 05739 <br>Phone: (802) 293-5282 <br>Fax: (802) 293-5287 <br>Email: mttabor@together.net<br>  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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Rutland Herald online at this [http://www.rutlandherald.com/ link].  
 
Rutland Herald online at this [http://www.rutlandherald.com/ link].  
  
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br> ===
 
 
Middletown Springs Library<br>39 West Street,<br>Middletown Springs, VT 05757<br>Phone: (802) 235-2435<br>E-mail: middletownsp@vals.state.vt.us<br> Website:&nbsp;[http://middletownsprings.wordpress.com/ http://middletownsprings.wordpress.com/]
 
 
 
Middletown Springs Historical Society<br> PO Box 1121 <br>Middletown Springs, VT 05757<br> Websitre:&nbsp;[http://www.middletownspringshistoricalsociety.org/index.html http://www.middletownspringshistoricalsociety.org/index.html]
 
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 17:57, 15 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland Gotoarrow.png Mount Tabor

Brief History

Mount Tabor was chartered August 28, 1761, by Benning Wentworth, of New Hampshire, under the name of "Harwick," to Jonathan Willard and sixty others.  It contained 23,040 acres, and the usual reservations were made for the school, ministerial and governor's lots. This town was organized on the 17th of March, 1788.

The name of the town was changed from " Harwick " to Mount Tabor in 1803, the change being rendered desirable on account of there being a town named Hardwick already in the State, which led to confusion in delivering mail.

The town population was 255 at the 2010 census.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

Churches

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 Mount Tabor Town Clerks Office. These include records of Land records, 1787-1912; indexes to land records, 1788-1972, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1995; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1857-1972.

Mount Tabor Town Clerk
522 Mount Tabor Rd
Danby, VT 05739‎
Mail Address:
P.O. Box 245
Mount Tabor, VT 05739
Phone: (802) 293-5282
Fax: (802) 293-5287
Email: mttabor@together.net

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

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

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