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Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA

"Middlebury, a handsome post-village, capital of Addison co., Vt., in Middlebury township on Otter Creek and on the Central Vermont Railroad, 35 miles S. of Burlington, and 33 miles N.N.W. of Rutland. It is the seat of Middlebury College (Congregational), which was organized about 1800 and has 9 instructors, about 50 students, and a library of 12,500 volumes. Middlebury contains 4 churches, a national bank, 2 newspaper offices, a foundry, and 2 flour mills, and has manufactures of cotton, wool, sash, blinds, &c. Here is a quarry of fine white or variegated marble. Pop. in 1890, 1762; of the township, 2793."

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


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  • 1814 - School for higher education of women was established by Emma Willard at Middlebury in 1814.

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  • News 1816 - Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. GREAT FIRE!
    At 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of this Village were called to witness the most destructive fire with which we were ever...Read MORE...


  • News 1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
    Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

    On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and...Read MORE...


  • 1823 - Alexander Twilight first African American to earn college degree in US at Middlebury

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  • 1849 Middlebury
    This is a large and flourishing town on both sides of Otter Creek. The surface of the town is generally level. Chipman's Hill, 439 feet above Otter...Read MORE...


  • News 1852 - Fire at Middlebury, Vt.
    MIDDLEBURY, Saturday, Feb. 21. - This morning, a fire broke out in the building occupied by James M. Slade & Co., dry goods dealers, and in the upper ...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Five thousand dollars insurance was paid last week by a Hartford Company on a single sheep, which died in Middlebury, Vermont.

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    Cincinnati Daily Gazette
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    November 5, 1868

  • News 1875 - HEAVY LOSSES.
    Rutland, Vt., Sept. 11. - A fire in the Middlebury Paper Company's mill at Middlebury, Vt., destroyed last night the paper mill buildings, of the...Read MORE...


  • 1892 - American Morgan Horse register published in Middlebury in 1892, establishing first American breed of horses.

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  • 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...


  • News 1894 - KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS. Man in Vermont Has His Head Blown Off - Several Maimed.
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt., July 4. - Perley Smith, son of Daniel Smith of Ripton, had his head blown off by a bursting cannon last night. He stood seventy feet ...Read MORE...


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    Graded School
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    Catholic Church, Middlebury, Vermont
  • 1906
    Middlebury, a banking post-village, capital of Addison co., Vt., in Middlebury township (town), on Otter Creek and on the Rutland R., 35 miles S. of...Read MORE...


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    Battell Block, 1906
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    Congregational Church
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    Town Hall
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    Main Street, Middlebury, Vt.
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    Gymnasium, Middlebury College
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    Railroad Bridge
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    Soldiers Monument
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    Addison House
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    Middlebury Inn
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    Merchants Row & Main Street
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    Morgan Horse Farm
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    Upper Campus, Middlebury College
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    Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College
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    Main Street and Congregational Church


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