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Vergennes, Vermont, USA

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Where is Vergennes, Vermont, USA? 

Vergennes is a city located in the northwest quadrant of Addison County, Vermont, in the United States. Bordered by the towns of Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham, it was the first city chartered in the state.

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.

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

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The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same...Read MORE...

1849 Vergennes
This city is beautifully located on Otter Creek, at the falls on that stream, and is seven miles...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...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...Read MORE...

Vergennes, a banking city of Addison co., Vt., is beautifully situated on the navigable Otter...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 ...Read MORE...

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flag  Royal J SLACK (17 May 1893, Vergennes, Vermont, USA - 13 February 1915, ) gravestone

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