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Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
The township of Colchester is bounded on the north by Milton, on the east by Essex, on the south by the city of Burlington and town of South Burlington, and on the west by Lake Champlain. The surface of the town is generally rolling without any great elevations, although along the banks of Winooski River there are long tracts of intervale land. On the lake shore there are numbers of sharp bluffs. Along Winooski River the landscape in places is grand, especially at the "High Bridge," about one-half of a mile above the village of Winooski, where the swift current of the river has cut through the solid rock ninety feet in depth and seventy in breadth, leaving the rugged walls upon either side.

Mallet's Bay indents the township between the mouth of Winooski River and Milton, covering some 3,040 acres. Here the shore, rising abruptly on the one side, and the forest coming down to meet the water on the other, are fair to see. Colchester Pond in the eastern part of the township is three-fourths of a mile in length and one-half of a mile in width. Around its outlet the nooks of the beaver are still to be seen. The Lamoille River flows through the northwest corner of the town Milton and flows southwesterly Brook rises in Essex and flows Sunderland Brook rises in Essex Winooski River. These streams saw-mills along their sides, while immense pine timber.

Colchester produces in good quantities the grains and of Winooski River are celebrated for the production of hay...

History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886
Page 553-568.



Colchester, Vermont, USA (Malletts Bay)

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1763 - Colchester was one of the New Hampshire grants, and was chartered June 7, 1763, to Edward Burling and sixty-six associates.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1791 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 137

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1791 - The town of Colchester was organized in 1791, though the first town meeting on record was held March 18, 1793.
At this meeting Joshua STANTON was elected moderator and treasurer; Joshua STANTON, jr., town...Read MORE...

1800 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 347

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1804 - The First Congregational Church of Colchester, located at the Center, was organized September 14, 1804, in a school-house then standing near the village.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1810 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 657

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1820 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 960

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1820 - The First Baptist Church of Colchester, located at the Center, was organized January 19, 1820, with eight members.
The Rev. Phineas COLVER was the first pastor.

History of Chittenden County, Vermont With...Read MORE...

1824 - The First Methodist Church of Colchester is located at the Center.
In 1824 the few Methodists in town met together and held public worship with the Congregationalists ...Read MORE...

1830 - Dunbar's Hotel, one mile east of Winooski village, was built by Arad MERRILL in 1830.
He kept the house some twelve years, when his son Andrew succeeded him. In 1878 Frank J. DUNBAR...Read MORE...

1830 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 1,489

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1840 - Population of Colchester, Vermont - 1,739

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1849 Colchester
Chittenden Co. There are two small ponds in this town. The largest contains about sixty acres. On...Read MORE...

1859
COLCHESTER, a township of Chittenden co., in the state of Vermont, U.S., 46 m. SW of Montpelier,...Read MORE...

1871 - THOMPSON's Mills, one-half mile east of Colchester Center, were erected in 1871 by R. P. THOMPSON. Mr. THOMPSON here runs a saw-mill, a grist-mill, and a cider-mill.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

1881 - The Mallet's Bay post-office was established here in 1881. Reuben W. THAYER is postmaster.
History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its...Read MORE...

News  1883 - RAILWAY DISASTERS. Serious Smash-up on the Central Vermont Line.
[Special Dispatch to The Boston Journal]

ST. ALBANS, Vt., Sept. 2. - A serious accident occurred ...Read MORE...

1886 Colchester
There are two villages in town, Colchester Center and Winooski, besides a number of houses at...Read MORE...

1916
Colchester, a post-village of Chittenden co., Vt., in Colchester township (town), 6 miles NE. of...Read MORE...


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