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(Taftsville)

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Woodstock, Vermont, USA - 1907 Main Street

Woodstock is a picturesque town situated in Windsor County. It's often referred to as one of the most beautiful small towns in America. Visitors are drawn to its charming village green, historic architecture, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.


Woodstock is the shire town (county seat) of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. It includes the villages of South Woodstock, Taftsville, and Woodstock.

Chartered by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth on July 10, 1761, the town was a New Hampshire grant to David Page and 61 others. It was named after Woodstock in Oxfordshire, England, as a homage to both Blenheim Palace and its owner, George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. The town was first settled in 1768 by James Sanderson and his family. In 1776, Major Joab Hoisington built a gristmill, followed by a sawmill, on the south branch of the Ottauquechee River. The town was incorporated in 1837... kids.kiddle.co



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1907 Main Street
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1907 Main Street
Library, Court House, and Inn, Woodstock, Vt. (1910)
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Library, Court House, and Inn, Woodstock, Vt. (1910)
Woodstock Inn
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Railroad Station
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The Old Covered Bridge
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Congregational Church
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St. James Episcopal Church
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Savings Bank, 1910
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Savings Bank, 1910
Woodstock, Vt., in the Future, 1912
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Woodstock, Vt., in the Future, 1912
Elm Street
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Legion House
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Norman Williams Public Library
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Watson's Log Cabins, Woodstock, Vt. On Route 4
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1849 Woodstock
Windsor Co. This is the shire town of the county. Woodstock is well watered by Queechy River and its branches.

The soil of the town is generally very fertile, with a pleasant surface of hills and vales. The agricultural productions are large and valuable.

"Woodstock Green," so called, is a beautiful village. It is the seat of a flourishing country trade, and contains many very handsome buildings. The court house, planned and built under the supervision of Ammi B. Young, Esq., a native architect of great promise, and the architect of the custom house in Boston, is one of the most chaste and classical structures in New England.

The South Village is neat and pleasant; it is about five miles from the "Green."

Woodstock is a delightful place of residence, and its growth in commerce and manufactures is such, as to warrant the construction of a branch railroad to the Central Railroad at Windsor.

Boundaries. North by Pomfret, east by Hartland, south by Reading, and... Read MORE...

1854 - Woodstock
Woodstock, a post-township in Windsor co., Vermont, 65 miles S. by E. from Montpelier. Population, 3041.

Woodstock, the capital and largest village of Windsor county, is situated in the above township, on both sides of the Quechee or Otta Quechee river, near the junction of the North branch with the main stream. It is sur rounded with one of the finest agricultural regions of the state, for which it is the chief centre of trade. Its manufactures are also extensive and varied. By the construction of dams across the Quechee, the stream has been made to furnish an extensive hydraulic power. The public buildings are a court house, an imposing structure, adorned with a portico, and surmounted by a lofty tower, a jail, the Vermont Medical College, and churches of 5 denominations. The medical institution was founded by Br. Joseph A. Gallop, in 1827, under the name of the "Clinical School of Medicine," but not incorporated until 1835, at which time it received the title it now bears. In... Read MORE...

1906
Woodstock, a banking post-village, capital of Windsor co., Vt., in Woodstock township (town), on the Quechee River and on the Woodstock R., 14 miles W. of White River Junction. It has manufactures of flannels, machinery, lumber, and carriages. Pop. in 1900, 1284; of the town, 2557.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1934 - First ski tow in U. S. constructed in Woodstock, Vermont


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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Woodstock:
1. Billings Farm & Museum:

Explore this working dairy farm and museum dedicated to rural life in Vermont. You can see farm animals, tour historic farmhouses, and learn about the history of farming in the region.

2. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park:

Take a walk through this beautiful park, which includes a mansion, gardens, and miles of trails. It's a great place for hiking, picnicking, and learning about the conservation efforts of the Rockefeller family.

3. Quechee Gorge:

Just a short drive from Woodstock, Quechee Gorge is often referred to as the "Little Grand Canyon of Vermont." You can admire the stunning views from the bridge or take a hike along the gorge trails.

4. Woodstock Village Historic District:

Stroll through the charming streets of Woodstock's historic district, lined with well-preserved 19th-century buildings, boutique shops, and restaurants.

5. Simon Pearce Glassblowing Studio:

Watch skilled artisans create beautiful... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Woodstock, Vermont, USA

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female ancestorEunice HASTINGS (3 September 1722, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - 9 June 1811, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
male ancestorOliver FARNSWORTH (8 December 1742, Charlestown, New Hampshire, USA - 1 November 1785, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
male ancestorSamuel MACK (3 May 1743, Lyme, Connecticut, USA (East Saybrook) - 18 June 1819, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
female ancestorElizabeth WHEELER (1747, , New Hampshire, USA - , Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
male ancestorAsa GOODALE (GOODELL) (12 February 1747, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA - 8 August 1837, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
male ancestorAbijah FARNSWORTH (12 March 1772, Charlestown, New Hampshire, USA - 29 May 1812, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville))
female ancestorBetsey PECK (1775, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville) - December 1844, , New York, USA)
photo of Elizabeth FARNSWORTHElizabeth FARNSWORTH (22 November 1802, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville) - 28 March 1897, Scottsville Mitchell County Kansas, USA)
male ancestorWalter E CHAPIN (18 February 1823, Woodstock, Vermont, USA (Taftsville) - 13 July 1865, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA (Feeding Hills))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Woodstock, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorSamuel FORD (3 February 1803 - 13 July 1887) and female ancestorHarriet MOULTON (January 1813 - 20 December 1889) married August 1832

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