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History of Richmond, Vermont, USA

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Richmond, Vermont, USA

Richmond, Chittenden, VT

In 1775, Amos Brownson and John Chamberlain made the first settlement attempt. They abandoned their efforts in the fall of that year, but returned in the spring of 1784, at the close of the Revolutionary War. Richmond was incorporated by the General Assembly on October 27, 1794, then organized in 1795.

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  • 1775 - (Richmond) The first settlements made within the limits of the town were begun by Amos BROWNSON and John CHAMBERLAIN with their families in 1775, on what is called Richmond Flats,
    on the south side of Winooski River, in what was then the town of Williston. In the fall of that year they joined the ranks of those whom the fear of ...Read MORE...


  • 1800 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 718

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

  • 1801-02 (Richmond) In 1801 or 1802 John PRESTON erected there the first grist-mill in town
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann, S...Read MORE...


  • 1810 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 935

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

  • 1813 (Richmond) - It seems that there was no regular church edifice in Richmond until 1813, when the sixteen-sided church was erected on the south side of the river by the united efforts of all denominations, Wm. RHODES being the principal builder.
    Isaac GLEASON contributed the land for the site of the church at the same time that he gave land for a public common. It still stands a monument to th...Read MORE...


  • 1820 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,014

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

  • 1830 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,109

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

  • 1840 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,054

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

  • 1849 Richmond
    Chittenden Co. The town is finely watered by Winooski and Huntington Rivers, on the banks of which are good mill sites and large tracts of beautiful m...Read MORE...


  • Richmond, Vermont, USA
    The Round Church
    This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Isaac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist,... Read MORE...

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  • 1854 - Richmond
    Richmond, a post-village in Chittenden co., Vermont, on the Vermont Central railroad, and Onion river, 23 miles N. W. from Montpelier. Population of t...Read MORE...


  • Richmond, Vermont, USA
    Blue Seal Feeds Bldg. 1854
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  • 1857 (Richmond) In 1857 the carriage manufactory at Richmond village was established

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886

  • 1879 - (Richmond) The Church of the Restoration, Universalist, was organized by Rev. S. C. HAYFORD in 1879, with a membership of seventeen.

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886

  • 1885 - (Richmond) A.E. CRANDALL first operated his saw-mill at Jonesville, in October, 1885, on the site of a blacksmith shop which had been used for twenty-five or thirty years previously.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann, S...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - (Richmond) The creamery of H. C. GLEASON was started in the spring of 1885, by the present proprietor, who makes about 600 pounds of butter daily.

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886

  • 1886 Richmond
    THE town of Richmond, situated in the central part of the county, is bounded north by Jericho, east by Bolton, south by Huntington and Hinesburg, and ...Read MORE...


  • Richmond, Vermont, USA
    Vermont, Winooski Valley at Richmond
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  • 1895 - Richmond
    Richmond, a post-village in Richmond township, Chittenden co., Vt., on Winooski River, and on the Central Vermont Railroad, 25 miles W.N.W. of Montpel...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Richmond, a post-village in Richmond township (town), Chittenden co., Vt., on the Winooski River and on the Central Vermont R., 25 miles WNW. of Montp...Read MORE...




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The Round Church
This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Isaac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist,... Read MORE...

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Richmond, Vermont, USA
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Blue Seal Feeds Bldg. 1854
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Richmond, Vermont, USA
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Vermont, Winooski Valley at Richmond
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  • 1775 - (Richmond) The first settlements made within the limits of the town were begun by Amos BROWNSON and John CHAMBERLAIN with their families in 1775, on what is called Richmond Flats,
    on the south side of Winooski River, in what was then the town of Williston. In the fall of that year they joined the ranks of those whom the fear of ... Read MORE...

  • 1800 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 718

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
  • 1801-02 (Richmond) In 1801 or 1802 John PRESTON erected there the first grist-mill in town
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1810 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 935

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
  • 1813 (Richmond) - It seems that there was no regular church edifice in Richmond until 1813, when the sixteen-sided church was erected on the south side of the river by the united efforts of all denominations, Wm. RHODES being the principal builder.
    Isaac GLEASON contributed the land for the site of the church at the same time that he gave land for a public common. It still stands a monument to... Read MORE...

  • 1820 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,014

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
  • 1830 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,109

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
  • 1840 - Population of Richmond, Vermont - 1,054

    A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
  • 1849 Richmond
    Chittenden Co. The town is finely watered by Winooski and Huntington Rivers, on the banks of which are good mill sites and large tracts of beautiful... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Richmond
    Richmond, a post-village in Chittenden co., Vermont, on the Vermont Central railroad, and Onion river, 23 miles N. W. from Montpelier. Population of... Read MORE...

  • 1857 (Richmond) In 1857 the carriage manufactory at Richmond village was established

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886
  • 1879 - (Richmond) The Church of the Restoration, Universalist, was organized by Rev. S. C. HAYFORD in 1879, with a membership of seventeen.

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886
  • 1885 - (Richmond) The creamery of H. C. GLEASON was started in the spring of 1885, by the present proprietor, who makes about 600 pounds of butter daily.

    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886
  • 1885 - (Richmond) A.E. CRANDALL first operated his saw-mill at Jonesville, in October, 1885, on the site of a blacksmith shop which had been used for twenty-five or thirty years previously.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1886 Richmond
    THE town of Richmond, situated in the central part of the county, is bounded north by Jericho, east by Bolton, south by Huntington and Hinesburg, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Richmond
    Richmond, a post-village in Richmond township, Chittenden co., Vt., on Winooski River, and on the Central Vermont Railroad, 25 miles W.N.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Richmond, a post-village in Richmond township (town), Chittenden co., Vt., on the Winooski River and on the Central Vermont R., 25 miles WNW. of... Read MORE...

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