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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

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Where is Hartford, Vermont, USA? 

Hartford is a New England town in Windsor County in the state of Vermont. The community was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1761, and is named for Hartford, Connecticut.

The town is composed of five unincorporated villages: Hartford, Quechee, West Hartford, White River Junction and Wilder.

White River Junction is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Hartford in Windsor County, Vermont, United States.

The village has long had a role in transportation, primarily as a railroad junction. From the arrival of the first railroads in the late 1840s until rail diminished in importance in the 1960s due to the Interstate Highway System, White River Junction was the most important railroad community in Vermont. Its original importance was due to its location at the confluence of the White River with the Connecticut River. In 1803 Elias Lyman built a bridge across the Connecticut from the north bank of the White River to West Lebanon, New Hampshire.Wikipedia


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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - White River Tavern
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

White River Tavern
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - White River Junction, Vt., Junction House
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

White River Junction, Vt., Junction House
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - Hartford, Vt
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

Hartford, Vt
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - White River Junction, Garage of the Miller Automobile Co.
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

White River Junction, Garage of the Miller Automobile Co.
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - Birds eye view of White River Junction, Vt.
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

Birds eye view of White River Junction, Vt.
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - Hartford High School
Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

Hartford High School

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1844 - Horace Wells of White River Junction was the first person to use laughing gas as an anesthetic for pulling teeth in 1844.

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News  1887 - THE HARTFORD DISASTER, FEB. 5, 1887
The writer was personally cognizant of the history of this horrible railway disaster. He visited...Read MORE...

News  1895 - Flood
...At White River Junction, Vt., highways have become impassable and the rivers have overflowed...Read MORE...

1906
White River (officially, Whiteriver) Junction, a banking post-village of Windsor co., Vt., on the...Read MORE...

News  1907 - 27 DEAD IN WRECK; DISPATCHER ERRED
Confused Orders and Caused Collision on the Boston & Maine Railroad.

TWENTY-SEVEN ARE...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Boisvert
flag  Ectorine BOISVERT (abt. 1878, Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - , )

Powell
flag  Sarah E. POWELL (1821, Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) - 2 January 1878, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Sturtevant
flag  Susanna STURTEVANT (29 August 1760, Plympton, Massachusetts, USA - 1805, Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee))

Thomas
 flag  Joseph Leo George THOMAS (9 February 1923, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - January 2013, Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee))

Wood
flag  Ephraim WOOD (28 November 1758, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 10 April 1813, Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee))
 

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Cemeteries in Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

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