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Vergennes, Vermont, USA

Vergennes, first settled in 1766 by Donald MacIntosh, was established in 1788, the only one of Vermont's cities not to have been first chartered as a Town or independent village. Instead, portions of the pre-existing Towns of New Haven, Panton and Ferrisburg, where they intersected at the Otter Creek Falls, were split off to form Vergennes. It is the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.

The city is named for Frenchman Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes, who greatly aided the rebel colonial effort in the American Revolutionary War.

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  • 1766 - Vergennes is settled


  • October 28, 1783 - Vergennes is incorporated as a city


  • News 1846 - FIRE AT VERGENNES VERMONT.
    The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on...Read MORE...


  • 1849 Vergennes
    This city is beautifully located on Otter Creek, at the falls on that stream, and is seven miles from Lake Champlain. Otter Creek, at this place, is ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Vergennes
    Vergennes, a city of Addison county, Vermont, on the Otter creek, 7 miles from its en trance into Lake Champlain. and on the Rut land and Burlington...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - On the 8th inst., the snow drifts on the main streets of Vergennes, Vt., were from four to six feet.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 1, 1869

  • News 1872 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Narrow Escape of the Passengers of a Wrecked Train in Vermont.
    RUTLAND, Vt., June 30. - The night express train over the Rutland division of the Vermont Central Railway, due in Rutland at about midnight, met last ...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - Heavy Fire Loss of Vergennes Firm
    The Vergennes Manufacturing Company's plant caught fire Wednesday, February 21, and was burned to the ground. The loss is seven or eight thousand...Read MORE...


  • Vergennes, Vermont, USA
    Street and Park, Vergennes, Vt.
  • Vergennes, Vermont, USA
    Vergennes, Vt. High School
  • 1906
    Vergennes, a banking city of Addison co., Vt., is beautifully situated on the navigable Otter Creek, 7 miles from its entrance into Lake Champlain...Read MORE...


  • Vergennes, Vermont, USA
    Vergennes, Vt. Main Street.
  • News 1919 - Potato Spray Pump Exploded
    R. L. Kingsland, of Vergennes, suffered a painful injury, when he started to retail a pump spray to use in a field of potatoes. As he unfastened one...Read MORE...




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Street and Park, Vergennes, Vt.

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Vergennes, Vt. High School

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Vergennes, Vt. Main Street.
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  • 1766 - Vergennes is settled
  • October 28, 1783 - Vergennes is incorporated as a city
  • News  1846 - FIRE AT VERGENNES VERMONT.
    The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on... Read MORE...

  • 1849 Vergennes
    This city is beautifully located on Otter Creek, at the falls on that stream, and is seven miles from Lake Champlain. Otter Creek, at this place, is ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Vergennes
    Vergennes, a city of Addison county, Vermont, on the Otter creek, 7 miles from its en trance into Lake Champlain. and on the Rut land and Burlington... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - On the 8th inst., the snow drifts on the main streets of Vergennes, Vt., were from four to six feet.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 1, 1869
  • News  1872 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Narrow Escape of the Passengers of a Wrecked Train in Vermont.
    RUTLAND, Vt., June 30. - The night express train over the Rutland division of the Vermont Central Railway, due in Rutland at about midnight, met last ... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - Heavy Fire Loss of Vergennes Firm
    The Vergennes Manufacturing Company's plant caught fire Wednesday, February 21, and was burned to the ground. The loss is seven or eight thousand... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Vergennes, a banking city of Addison co., Vt., is beautifully situated on the navigable Otter Creek, 7 miles from its entrance into Lake Champlain... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - Potato Spray Pump Exploded
    R. L. Kingsland, of Vergennes, suffered a painful injury, when he started to retail a pump spray to use in a field of potatoes. As he unfastened one... Read MORE...

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