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St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA
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Where is St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA? 

St. Johnsbury (sometimes locally known as "St. Jay") is the shire town (county seat) of Caledonia County, Vermont, United States. St. Johnsbury is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the Connecticut River and 48 miles (77 km) south of the Canadian border.

St. Johnsbury is the largest town by population in the Northeast Kingdom and serves as a commercial center for the area.

The town was originally granted in 1760 as part of the New Hampshire Grants and named Bessborough. It was regranted by Vermont in 1786 as Dunmore, and settled the same year. An early settler was Jonathan Arnold, a member of the Continental Congress and author of Rhode Island's act of secession from the United Kingdom in May 1776. Arnold left Rhode Island in 1787 and, with six other families, built homes at what is now the town center.

By 1790, the village had grown to 143 inhabitants, and the first town meeting took place in Arnold's home that year, where the name St. Johnsbury was adopted. According to local lore, Vermont founder Ethan Allen himself proposed naming the town St. John in honor of his friend Jean de Crèvecœur, a French-born author and agriculturist and a friend of Benjamin Franklin. (He was known in the United States as J. Hector St. John.) According to this account, de Crèvecœur suggested instead the unusual St. Johnsbury to differentiate it from Saint John, New Brunswick.Wikipedia

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1830 - Platform scale was built by Thaddeus Fairbanks at St. Johnsbury in 1830. resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
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1849 St. Johnsbury
Caledoxia Co. The Passumpsic River runs through this town from north to south. and receives, just below the Plain, the Moose River, a considerable stream from the north-east, and Sleeper's River, a smaller tributary, from the north-west. The amount of available water power, furnished by these...Read MORE...

News  1869 - An attempt to poison a miller at St. Johnsbury, Vt.,was made a few days ago
by leaving a plug of tobacco in his mill, with strychine enough to kill twenty men concealed in one end of it.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 30, 1869
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Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the Inmates Flee in Fright - Residents of Malone Greatly Excited - Reached Over Into New-Hampshire and Massachusetts.

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 27.- A...

News  1903 - DEATH-DEALING AUTOMOBILE. Machine Runs Away at a Vermont Fair, Killing One Man and Injuring Two.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Sept. 17. - An automobile, speeding at the rate of fifty miles an hour at the Caledonia County fair grounds, to-day dashed over an embankment fifteen feet high, causing the death of Herbert Lamphere. Dr. John M. Allen, who was operating the machine, was severely injured, and...Read MORE...

News  1905 - EX-SENATOR ROSS HURT. Train Hit Sleigh and Vermont's Jurist's Wife Was Killed.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Feb. 21. - While Jonathan Ross, formerly United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, was driving with his wife this afternoon their sleigh was struck by a train on the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and Mrs. ...Read MORE...

Saint Johnsbury, a post-village, capital of Caledonia co., Vt., in St. Johnsbury township (town), on the Pasrumpsic River and on the Boston and Maine and the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Rs., 34 miles NE. of Montpelier. It contains the Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury Academy, an art-gallery,...Read MORE...

News  1922 - CARS OVERTURN IN WRECK. Spreading Rails Cause Accident in Vermont.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., July 15. - Twenty-four passengers in a Pullman car on the Portland-Montreal train of the Maine Central Railroad were severely shaken up and scores in other cars narrowly escaped injury when the train, due in this city at 2:20 P. M. today, was wrecked at East St. Johnsbury, a few ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Phebe Jones (1810, St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA - 27 December 1903, Danville, Vermont, USA)

flag  Abby Martins (1832, St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA - 8 September 1854, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Lydia Bemis (23 May 1800, Littleton, New Hampshire, USA (Chiswick) - 21 January 1862, St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA)

immigrant   John Andrew Epps (08111883, Wandsworth, London England - , St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA)

flag  Ezra G Gates (20 November 1797, Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA - 30 December 1874, St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA)

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