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St. Johnsbury was named after Michel Guillaume St. Jean de Vrevecoeur, who was also known as J. Hector St. John, author of "Letters from an American Farmer". St. John was a friend of George Washington and Ben Franklin, as well as a correspondent of Ethan Allen. He had an enthusiasm for the Republic of Vermont and for place names. He suggested the names Vergennes, Danville and St. Johnsbury. Realizing that several places already bore the name of St. John, J. Hector suggested the longer name, St. Johnsbury, which remains the only place with that name in the world.

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  • 1830 - Platform scale was built by Thaddeus Fairbanks at St. Johnsbury in 1830.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html

  • 1849 St. Johnsbury
    Caledoxia Co. The Passumpsic River runs through this town from north to south. and receives, just below the Plain, the Moose River, a considerable...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - St Johnsbury
    St. Johnsbury, a post-township of Caledonia co., Vermont, about 35 miles N. E. from Montpelier. The village is the N. terminus of the Connecticut and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - An attempt to poison a miller at St. Johnsbury, Vt.,was made a few days ago
    by leaving a plug of tobacco in his mill, with strychine enough to kill twenty men concealed in one end of it.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869

  • 1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - St Johnsbury
    Saint Johns'bury, a post-village, capital of Caledonia. co., Vt., in St. Johnsbury township, on the Passumpsic River, and on the Passumpsic Railroad...Read MORE...


  • News 1903 - DEATH-DEALING AUTOMOBILE. Machine Runs Away at a Vermont Fair, Killing One Man and Injuring Two.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Sept. 17. - An automobile, speeding at the rate of fifty miles an hour at the Caledonia County fair grounds, to-day dashed over...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - EX-SENATOR ROSS HURT. Train Hit Sleigh and Vermont's Jurist's Wife Was Killed.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Feb. 21. - While Jonathan Ross, formerly United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, was driving...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Saint Johnsbury, a post-village, capital of Caledonia co., Vt., in St. Johnsbury township (town), on the Pasrumpsic River and on the Boston and Maine ...Read MORE...


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    Methodist Church, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
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    Passumpsie River and New Iron Bridge, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
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    St. Johnsbury House, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
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  • News 1922 - CARS OVERTURN IN WRECK. Spreading Rails Cause Accident in Vermont.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., July 15. - Twenty-four passengers in a Pullman car on the Portland-Montreal train of the Maine Central Railroad were severely...Read MORE...




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  • 1830 - Platform scale was built by Thaddeus Fairbanks at St. Johnsbury in 1830.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1849 St. Johnsbury
    Caledoxia Co. The Passumpsic River runs through this town from north to south. and receives, just below the Plain, the Moose River, a considerable... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - St Johnsbury
    St. Johnsbury, a post-township of Caledonia co., Vermont, about 35 miles N. E. from Montpelier. The village is the N. terminus of the Connecticut and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - An attempt to poison a miller at St. Johnsbury, Vt.,was made a few days ago
    by leaving a plug of tobacco in his mill, with strychine enough to kill twenty men concealed in one end of it. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869
  • 1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - St Johnsbury
    Saint Johns'bury, a post-village, capital of Caledonia. co., Vt., in St. Johnsbury township, on the Passumpsic River, and on the Passumpsic Railroad... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - DEATH-DEALING AUTOMOBILE. Machine Runs Away at a Vermont Fair, Killing One Man and Injuring Two.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Sept. 17. - An automobile, speeding at the rate of fifty miles an hour at the Caledonia County fair grounds, to-day dashed over... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - EX-SENATOR ROSS HURT. Train Hit Sleigh and Vermont's Jurist's Wife Was Killed.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Feb. 21. - While Jonathan Ross, formerly United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, was driving... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Johnsbury, a post-village, capital of Caledonia co., Vt., in St. Johnsbury township (town), on the Pasrumpsic River and on the Boston and Maine ... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - CARS OVERTURN IN WRECK. Spreading Rails Cause Accident in Vermont.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., July 15. - Twenty-four passengers in a Pullman car on the Portland-Montreal train of the Maine Central Railroad were severely... Read MORE...

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