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Stamford, Vermont, USA - 52 Pleasant Street (1906)

Stamford is a town in Bennington County, Vermont. It's a peaceful community known for its rural charm and natural beauty. The town is an excellent destination for those seeking tranquility and outdoor recreation.


Stamford is one of the oldest towns in Vermont, chartered in 1753 by Benning Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire. The 1753 date, for the first grant of Stamford, makes this one of the oldest of the New Hampshire Grants. familysearch.org



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52 Pleasant Street (1906)
Stamford, Vermont, USA

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52 Pleasant Street (1906)
The home of Mrs. J. R. Houghton, Stamford, Vt., 1906
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The home of Mrs. J. R. Houghton, Stamford, Vt., 1906
Home of Eugene D. Bishop, Stamford, Vt., 1906
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Home of Eugene D. Bishop, Stamford, Vt., 1906
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Baptist Church (1908)
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View of Stamford, Vt. from Hair Pin Turn Mohawk Trail
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St. John Basco Chapel, Stamford, Vermont
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St. John Basco Chapel, Stamford, Vermont
Stamford Valley Grange, Stamford, Vermont
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The first school in Stamford was a log structure built in 1784; in 1880 there were seven school districts in the town with 145 students and eight teachers.

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The Union Church, built in 1821, was shared by Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists.
Eventually, the Baptist and Methodist congregations each built their own churches in the center of the
village along Main Road.
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1839 - Stamford
Stamford, Vermont
Bennington county. A mountain township on the line of Massachusetts. It is 9 miles S.W. from Bennington and 21 W. by S. from Brattleborough. Population, 1830, 563. Branches of the Hoosack and Walloomsack rise here. There are several fine fish ponds among the mountains; and some good land; but the lands in Stamford are generally too elevated for culture.
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
1849 Stamford
A mountain township on the line of Massachusetts. Branches of the Hoosack and Walloomsack rise here. There are several fine fish ponds among the mountains; and some good land; but the lands in Stamford are generally too elevated for culture. The township was chartered in 1753.

A gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state; and of all its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. To which are added, statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with ... other useful information
by John Hayward
Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason
1849
1878 - The Stamford Murder.
John Dailey, the hotel keeper who murdered the agent scissors grinder, James Patrick Spellman, at Stamford, the 20th, was arraigned the 22d, on charge of murder. He waived the reading of the warrant and plead not guilty to the charge. The evidence against him was very strong, and he was finally committed to the county jail to await the action of the grand jury on the second Monday of January next. The chief witness, Nellie Grant, was also committed to jail in default of $100 bail. The other witnesses recognized in sums of $50 for their appearance at the trial. A rumor being circulatd that Dailey's friends wear about to raise the money necessary for Nellie Grant's release, and then run her out of the state, the little game was blocked by swearing out two warrants against her, one for adultery and the other for vagrancy, to be served upon her in case she obtains bail, which were placed in the hands of the sheriff.
St Albans Weekly Messanger
St Albans, Vermont
August 2, 1878
1890 - THE STAMFORD MURDER CASE
The grand jury at Manchester have indicted Jerry Bradley for the murder of Maggie Shea at Stamford May 27. The court has assigned to him for counsel W. B. Sheldon of Bennington, a prominent criminal lawyer. Lyons, Boulger and White, who were arrested with Bradley in the household where the woman was found dead, were held as wintesses. The trial will begin to-day.
Springfield Republican
Springfield, Massachusetts
June 10, 1890
1892 - BEQUEST FOR STAMFORD. The Litte Town Remembered by Millionaire Houghton.
DEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 30. - The will of Andrew J. Houghton, the millionaire Boston brewer, contains only these public bequests: "To The Baptist and Methodist Episcopal churches of Stamford, Vt., $500 each, and to the town of Stamford, Vt., $500, the income to be used in keeping the town burial ground in good condition."
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St Albans, Vermont
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1900 - NEW BORN BABE FOUND. People of Stamford Again Shocked by Sensational Discovery.
(Special to The Messenger.)
Bennington, April 21. - The town of Stamford in this county furnishes another sensation. Thursday morning a young lad, while walking on the river bank found the body of a new born babe on its edge. It was entirely naked and from appearance had been thrown into the stream during the night. It was in a perfect condition. The officials have the matter in charge and are trying their best to find out the criminals. No one in town is suspected and it is thought that the child was brought from some nearby city. It has not been decided yet if the child was alive when born.

The discovery has caused quite a shock to Stamford people who, in view of the happenings of the past years, are beginning to be continually on the lookout for anythign that savors of the sensational.
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April 21, 1900
1906
Stamford, a post-village of Bennington co., Vt., in Stamford township (town), 12 miles SSE. of Bennington. It has chemical-works, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 677.
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
1908 - GYPSIES INVADE STAMFORD. Officers Called to Get Horses Out of a Meadow.
Bennington, June 29. - The town of Stamford was thrown into a disturbance Saturday by a large band of gypsies numbering about twenty-five men and women and half as many children. They camped on Ward Wells's farm and turned their horses into his meadow. A constable and several men who attempted to round up the horses and move the gypsies out of town were met with such a show of resistance that they retired and sought the assistance of Deputy Sheriff Patrick Morrissey. With the deputy's assistance several of the horses were taken to the pound and held for damages. The band was finally convinced that the authorities could not be imposed upon and took up the trail toward the Massachusetts state line.
St Albans Messenger
St Albans, Vermont
July 2, 1908
1908 - A Town Without Officers.
It is aid that owning to neglect of an official the town of Stamford will be without officers for two years unless they are appointed by the governor. The neglect was in not filing a customary legal paper in the matter of holding elections, and the town cannot hold a legal meeting for two years. Some time ago the town got into a similar trouble over financial matters. At that time the meeting was illegal because of improper notice.
St Albans Daily Messenger
St Albans, Vermont
August 29, 1908
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Stamford, Vermont:
Hiking in Green Mountain National Forest: Stamford is surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, offering ample opportunities for hiking and exploring. You can start with the nearby trailheads such as the Deer Leap Trail, Branch Pond Trail, or the Long Trail, which runs through the forest.

Stamford Valley Golf Course: If you're a golf enthusiast, visit the Stamford Valley Golf Course. This scenic 9-hole course offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Stamford Historical Society: Learn about the town's history at the Stamford Historical Society. It's a small but informative museum that showcases artifacts and documents related to the town's past.

Fishing in the Hoosic River: The Hoosic River runs through Stamford, making it a great spot for fishing. You can try your luck at catching some trout or bass while enjoying the tranquility of the river.

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