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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

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Where is Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA? 

Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, USA
Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany NY and Pittsfield MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and take a moment to discover our rich history.www.shaftsbury.net/


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Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
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Old Mill at Shaftsbury, Vermont (1910)
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - Iron Kettle Motel
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

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1791 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,999

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1800 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,895

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1801 - Patriotic Ceremony
For the VERMONT GAZETTE - On Monday the 17th inst?, a very large and respectable number of...Read MORE...

1810 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,973

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1814 - Steel carpenter's square was invented by Silas Hawes of Shaftsbury in 1814.

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1820 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,022

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1830 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 2,143

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
News  1836 - Deacon George Galusha
Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill...Read MORE...

News  1838 - INHUMAN MURDER.
The wife of Mr. Phleman Bates was inhumanly murdered at Shaftsbury, Vermont, on the 2d inst., by...Read MORE...

1840 - Population of Shaftsbury, Vermont - 1,835

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
News  1841 - Supposed Murder
The body of a young woman, named Mary Austin, was found in the woods in Shaftsbury, Vermont, a week ...Read MORE...

1849 Shaftsbury
Shaftsbury lies between the Battenkill and Walloomscoik Rivers; it has no large streams. Some...Read MORE...

News  1864 - Seven deaths from diptheria occurred in 16 days in one house, occupied by two families, in the town of Shaftsbury, Vermont.


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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts
August 31, 1864
News  1873 - Another deposit of brown hematite iron ore has been found in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, near an iron furnace.


The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania
May 15, 1873
News  1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people....Read MORE...

1906
Shaflsbury, a post-village in Shaftsbury township (town), Bennington oo., Vt., on the Rutland R., 8 ...Read MORE...


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