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Essex, Vermont, USA

Essex, Chittenden, VT

Essex, town (township), Chittenden county, northwestern Vermont, U.S., on the Winooski River just east of Burlington. Chartered in 1763 and settled in 1783, it consists of the villages of Essex Junction and Essex Center. Essex Junction is a busy industrial and residential site where the Central Vermont Railroad and several highways converge; its railway depot serves as the depot for Burlington. Essex Center is a small, mostly residential settlement. The grounds of the Champlain Valley Exposition are nearby, as is the site of Fort Ethan Allen, used as a military reservation during the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II but now occupied by private businesses and organizations.

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  • 1783 - (Essex) The first settlement in town, of which history or tradition gives any account, was made early in the spring of 1783.
    Previous to the Revolutionary War emigrants came to this and adjoining towns with a view to settlement, but the opening war sent them all away to...Read MORE...


  • 1786 - The warning for the town meeting, at which the organization of the town took place, was dated Jericho, March 10, 1786,
    and was signed John FASSETT, assistant. The meeting was held March 22, 1786, at the house of Dr. Elkanah BILLINGS, in the south part of the...Read MORE...


  • 1794 - (Essex) On the 2d day of September, 1794, supposed to have been the “first Tuesday," the first "freemen's meeting" was held. At this meeting forty-eight votes were cast for governor, of which Thomas CHITTENDEN had thirty-six.
    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...


  • 1797 - (Essex) On the 3d day of October, 1797, the Congregational Church was organized.
    The first members of the church were Timothy BLISS, Daniel MORGAN, Joshua BASSETT, Morgan NOBLE, David KELLOGG, Samuel BRADLEY, Samuel BUELL, Stephen ...Read MORE...


  • 1800 - (Essex) Some time about the year 1800 the first building was erected at the Center, and stood on the southeast corner of the Common. It was built by Samuel PELTON.
    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...


  • 1801 - (Essex) The Baptist Church was organized November 5, 1801, with five members.
    January 16, 1803, it took the name of the "Baptist Church of Christ, of Essex," and in the same year Elder David HURLBUT became the first...Read MORE...


  • 1804 - (Essex) In 1804 Mr. PELTON leased of David MORGAN the right to flow land on Alder Brook, and built a saw-mill on the bank west of Lysander WOODWORTH's.
    This brook, so called from the immense grove of alders on its bank, was then a very small stream, quite shallow, emptying in Brown's River, in the...Read MORE...


  • 1808 - In January, 1808, “The Essex Library Society" was organized under a constitution,
    the preamble of which declares that "a public library is of the greatest benefit, as it enables all concerned to acquire literary knowledge and...Read MORE...


  • 1829 - (Essex) In December, 1829, the first Methodist class was formed, seventeen being present.
    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...


  • 1830 - (Essex) in the great freshet of 1830 the brook became a mighty power, swept off bridges, dams and mills,
    cut for itself a new channel well toward a hundred feet below the original bed and forced its way over all opposing obstacles until it mingled its...Read MORE...


  • 1849 Essex
    Chittenden Co. There are no mountains, and but few hills in this township. The south and western parts are timbered principally with pine, the soil...Read MORE...


  • 1851 - The Second Congregational Church was organized at Essex Junction June 29, 1851,
    by a council representing the churches in the Chittenden County Conference. The number of members at its organization was twenty-two. This church...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village in Chittenden co., Vt., on the Vt. Central railroad, 35 miles N.W. from Montpelier. It contains several churches and...Read MORE...


  • 1857 - (Essex) In 1857 the Universalist Church was organized by Rev. Joseph SARGENT, who was its first pastor. The church building was erected in 1859.
    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 - Essex
    THE township of Essex was among the New Hampshire grants, and was chartered June 7, 1763. The original of this document is now extant. It begins,...Read MORE...


  • Essex, Vermont, USA
    Brownell Block, Essex Junction, Vt.
    Postcard
  • 1892 - The Village of Essex Junction was formed — within the Town of Essex — on November 15, 1892.
    The Village was formed to provide services (such as sidewalks, water, and sewers) to the villagers that the rest of the, mostly rural, town citizens...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Essex / Essex Centre
    Essex, or Essex Centre, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Essex township, on the Burlington & Lamoille Railroad, 8 miles E. of Burlington. It ...Read MORE...


  • News 1904 - Theophile Cornnors Injures One Foot While Chopping in Wood Lot.
    ESSEX JUNCTION.
    Theophile Cornnors, who is in the employ of the Drury Brick & Tile Co., while chopping in the company's wood lot Monday injured his...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Essex, or Essex Center, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Essex township (town), on the Central Vermont R., 8 miles E. of Burlington. The...Read MORE...


  • Essex, Vermont, USA
    First Congregational Church, Essex Jct., Vt.
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    Lincoln Inn
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  • 1783 - (Essex) The first settlement in town, of which history or tradition gives any account, was made early in the spring of 1783.
    Previous to the Revolutionary War emigrants came to this and adjoining towns with a view to settlement, but the opening war sent them all away to... Read MORE...

  • 1786 - The warning for the town meeting, at which the organization of the town took place, was dated Jericho, March 10, 1786,
    and was signed John FASSETT, assistant. The meeting was held March 22, 1786, at the house of Dr. Elkanah BILLINGS, in the south part of the... Read MORE...

  • 1794 - (Essex) On the 2d day of September, 1794, supposed to have been the “first Tuesday," the first "freemen's meeting" was held. At this meeting forty-eight votes were cast for governor, of which Thomas CHITTENDEN had thirty-six.
    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...

  • 1797 - (Essex) On the 3d day of October, 1797, the Congregational Church was organized.
    The first members of the church were Timothy BLISS, Daniel MORGAN, Joshua BASSETT, Morgan NOBLE, David KELLOGG, Samuel BRADLEY, Samuel BUELL, Stephen ... Read MORE...

  • 1800 - (Essex) Some time about the year 1800 the first building was erected at the Center, and stood on the southeast corner of the Common. It was built by Samuel PELTON.
    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...

  • 1801 - (Essex) The Baptist Church was organized November 5, 1801, with five members.
    January 16, 1803, it took the name of the "Baptist Church of Christ, of Essex," and in the same year Elder David HURLBUT became the first... Read MORE...

  • 1804 - (Essex) In 1804 Mr. PELTON leased of David MORGAN the right to flow land on Alder Brook, and built a saw-mill on the bank west of Lysander WOODWORTH's.
    This brook, so called from the immense grove of alders on its bank, was then a very small stream, quite shallow, emptying in Brown's River, in the... Read MORE...

  • 1808 - In January, 1808, “The Essex Library Society" was organized under a constitution,
    the preamble of which declares that "a public library is of the greatest benefit, as it enables all concerned to acquire literary knowledge and... Read MORE...

  • 1829 - (Essex) In December, 1829, the first Methodist class was formed, seventeen being present.
    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...

  • 1830 - (Essex) in the great freshet of 1830 the brook became a mighty power, swept off bridges, dams and mills,
    cut for itself a new channel well toward a hundred feet below the original bed and forced its way over all opposing obstacles until it mingled its... Read MORE...

  • 1849 Essex
    Chittenden Co. There are no mountains, and but few hills in this township. The south and western parts are timbered principally with pine, the soil... Read MORE...

  • 1851 - The Second Congregational Church was organized at Essex Junction June 29, 1851,
    by a council representing the churches in the Chittenden County Conference. The number of members at its organization was twenty-two. This church... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village in Chittenden co., Vt., on the Vt. Central railroad, 35 miles N.W. from Montpelier. It contains several churches and... Read MORE...

  • 1857 - (Essex) In 1857 the Universalist Church was organized by Rev. Joseph SARGENT, who was its first pastor. The church building was erected in 1859.
    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 - Essex
    THE township of Essex was among the New Hampshire grants, and was chartered June 7, 1763. The original of this document is now extant. It begins,... Read MORE...

  • 1892 - The Village of Essex Junction was formed — within the Town of Essex — on November 15, 1892.
    The Village was formed to provide services (such as sidewalks, water, and sewers) to the villagers that the rest of the, mostly rural, town citizens... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Essex / Essex Centre
    Essex, or Essex Centre, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Essex township, on the Burlington & Lamoille Railroad, 8 miles E. of Burlington. It ... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - Theophile Cornnors Injures One Foot While Chopping in Wood Lot.
    ESSEX JUNCTION.
    Theophile Cornnors, who is in the employ of the Drury Brick & Tile Co., while chopping in the company's wood lot Monday injured his... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Essex, or Essex Center, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Essex township (town), on the Central Vermont R., 8 miles E. of Burlington. The... Read MORE...

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