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Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA - Main Street, No. Ferrisburg, Vt.

The charter for Ferrisburgh was granted on June 24, 1762. The main village of Ferrisburg got a post office called Ferrisburgh in 1850. In 1892, the h was dropped, as it was most everywhere in the US at the urging of the postal service. Recent years have seen that spelling coming back into use for the entire town.

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1839 - Ferrisburgh
Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Addison county. This township possesses a good soil, an excellent water power by Otter, Little Otter, and Lewis creeks; and navigable privileges on the waters of the outlets of those creeks and lake Champlain. Basin Harbor in this town is deep and well protected from winds, and is a place of considerable navigation and commercial importance. Across the lake to Essex, N.Y., is about two miles. Large crops of grain are produced here, and Ferrisburgh is noted for its fine butter, cheese, pork, and fat cattle. There are some woolen and other manufactures on its streams, and about 10,000 sheep graze in its pastures. Large quantites of fish are annually taken in the season of spring. First settled, 1784. Population, 1830, 1,822. Ferrisburgh lies 19 miles S. from Burlington, 16 N.W. from Middlebury, and 34 W. from Montpelier.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1854 - Ferrisburg
Ferrisburg, a post-township of Addison county, Vermont, on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, on the Rutland and Burlington railroad, 32 miles W. by S. from Montpelier, intersected by Otter creek. Pop., 2075.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Ferrisburg
Fer'risburg, a post-village of Addison co, Vt. in Ferrisburg township, and on the Central Vermont Railroad, 19 miles S. of Burlington, and 2 miles N. of Vergennes. It has 2 churches. The township is bounded on the W by Lake Champlain, and intersected by Otter Creek. It contains the village of North Ferrisburg. Total pop. 1768.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1916
Ferrisburg, a post-village of Addison co., Vt., in Ferrisburg township (town), on the Central Vermont R., 19 miles S. of Burlington. The town is bounded on the W. by Lake Champlain and intersected by Otter Creek. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1619 ; of the village, about 300.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and activities to enjoy in Ferrisburgh:
Lake Champlain: Ferrisburgh is located along the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the United States. Spend a day by the lake, go fishing, or take a scenic boat tour to admire the stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains across the water.

Vermont Grand View Farm: This working farm is a great place to experience Vermont's rural charm. You can interact with friendly animals, take a tour of the farm, and even participate in activities like milking cows or making cheese.

Button Bay State Park: Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Button Bay State Park is a fantastic spot for outdoor enthusiasts. You can go hiking on the park's trails, have a picnic by the lake, or simply relax on the beach. The park also has a nature center that offers educational programs.

Rokeby Museum: This historic site is a National Historic Landmark and a stop on the Underground Railroad. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of Vermont and... Read MORE...

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male ancestorNicholas HOLMES (6 August 1742, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh) - 12 October 1814, Monkton, Vermont, USA (Monkton Boro))
female ancestorJosephine PECKETT (1800, , Canada - 20 February 1869, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh))
female ancestorLucy R ARBUCKLE (1811, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh) - 27 July 1876, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA (Feeding Hills))
female ancestorAnna E SATTLEY (22 March 1847, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh) - 24 November 1895, , Vermont, USA)
male ancestorCharles WRISLEY (1848, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh) - 14 November 1876, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA (Feeding Hills))
male ancestorZebulon Edward "Zeb" SEARS (1850, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh) - 6 May 1899, Lincoln, Vermont, USA)
photo of Emily Marcia COMSTOCKEmily Marcia COMSTOCK (5 November 1856, Burlington, Vermont, USA - 11 August 1950, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh))
photo of Marie Ovila "Olive" BOMBARDMarie Ovila "Olive" BOMBARD (29 March 1887, Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay) - 10 November 1971, Ferrisburgh, Vermont, USA (Ferrisburg) (North Ferrisburgh))

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