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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA
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Where is Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA? 

Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA
Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and take a moment to discover our rich history.www.shaftsbury.net/


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1791 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,999

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:33:24 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:41:48 PM - 1

1800 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,895

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:33:50 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:42:02 PM - 1

1801 - Patriotic Ceremony
For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?, a very large and respectable number of inhabitants of Shaftsbury, and towns adjoining met at Major Asa Burnham's in said Shaftsbury for the purpose of celebrating that auspicious anniversary, which gave the first fatal check to the British...Read MORE...


1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:34:25 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:42:57 PM - 1

1814 - Steel carpenter's square was invented by Silas Hawes of Shaftsbury in 1814.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
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1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:34:58 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:43:07 PM - 1

1830 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,143

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:35:31 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:43:17 PM - 1

News  1836 - Deacon George Galusha
Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill health and mental derangement, destroyed himself by hanging.' Mr Galusha was formerly Governor of Vermont.
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New Bedford Gazette
New Bedford, Massachusetts
December 12, 1836
Added: 11/4/2010 11:55:21 AM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 8:41:07 PM - 1

News  1838 - INHUMAN MURDER.
The wife of Mr. Phleman Bates was inhumanly murdered at Shaftsbury, Vermont, on the 2d inst., by the discharge of a rifle, supposed to have been in the hands of Mr. Bates' brother. He was arrested.
The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland
October 11, 1838
Added: 2/5/2014 6:28:19 PM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 8:41:25 PM - 1

1840 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,835

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
Added: 5/6/2014 6:36:01 PM - 1  Updated: 6/23/2014 12:44:08 PM - 1

News  1841 - Supposed Murder
The body of a young woman, named Mary Austin, was found in the woods in Shaftsbury, Vermont, a week or two since, and suspicions having since arisen that she was murdered, four individuals have been arrested for examination in regard to their knowledge of the matter.
The Weekly Standard
Raleigh, North Carolina
October 20, 1841
Added: 2/5/2014 6:34:02 PM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 8:41:38 PM - 1

1849 Shaftsbury
Shaftsbury lies between the Battenkill and Walloomscoik Rivers; it has no large streams. Some tributaries of each of these rivers rise here, which afford several mill privileges. West Mountain lies partly in this town and partly in Arlington. It extends into Shaftsbury about three miles and is...Read MORE...


News  1864 - Seven deaths from diptheria occurred in 16 days in one house, occupied by two families, in the town of Shaftsbury, Vermont.


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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts
August 31, 1864
Added: 11/4/2010 11:53:09 AM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 8:41:56 PM - 1

News  1873 - Another deposit of brown hematite iron ore has been found in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, near an iron furnace.


The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania
May 15, 1873
Added: 2/5/2014 6:35:33 PM - 1  Updated: 6/3/2015 8:42:26 PM - 1

News  1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people. Living in that town, which has a population of only 2,000, are five persons (four of them in one district) who weigh between 262 and 300 pounds. Among the five is a young lady, seventeen years of age,...Read MORE...


1906
Shaflsbury, a post-village in Shaftsbury township (town), Bennington oo., Vt., on the Rutland R., 8 miles N. of Bennington. The town has quarries of marble. Pop. in 1900, 1857 ; of the village, about 125.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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