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Morristown, Vermont, USA -

Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont

Morristown is a vibrant town in Lamoille County. It's home to the village of Morrisville, known for its bustling downtown area and proximity to Stowe, a famous ski resort. Morrisville offers a range of recreational opportunities and cultural events.



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Portland Street, Morrisville, Vt.
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A horse in Morrisville, Vt., 1906
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Lake Lamoille and New Cement Dam, Morrisville, Vt.
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Lake Lamoille and New Cement Dam, Morrisville, Vt.
Portland Street from the Post Office to Hotel Randall, Morrisville, Vt.
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Portland Street from the Post Office to Hotel Randall, Morrisville, Vt.
Bird's Eye View of Morrisville, Vt.
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1839 - Morristown
Morristown, Vermont
Lamoille county. This town lies 20 miles N. by W. from Montpelier and 6 S. from Hyde Park. First settled, 1790. Population, 1830, 1,315. The surface of the town is diversified by hills and valleys; the soil is good, particularly on the banks of Lamoille river, which affords some good water power. Here is a neat village, and considerable business. The people are generally farmers, and produce cattle, butter, cheese, and a large quantity of wool for market.
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 Morristown
Lamoille Co. The soil of this town is of a good quality, and easily cultivated. Morristown is, in point of agricultural products, the second in the county. The timber is maple, beech, birch, hemlock, &c. The Lamoille River enters the town near the north-east comer, passing by Morrisville and Cadysville, and after running four miles in the north part of the town, returns into Hydepark. Along this river, in Morristown. are some fine tracts of intervale, and on it are two excellent mill sites. There are several other streams in town on which mills are erected.

Morrisville is a pleasant, flourishing village, situated near the Great Falls. Here is one of the finest situations for manufacturing establishments which the State affords. At the falls a few rods west of the village, may be found curious specimens of the wonder working power of water, in wearing holes into the solid rock, some of which are nearly eight feet deep and four feet broad. The river at this place pours itself into a ... Read MORE...

1895 - Morristown / Morrisville
Morristown, a small post-village in Morristown township, Lamoille co, Vt., about 22 miles N. of Montpelier. The township is drained by the Lamoille River, and contains also a larger village, named Morrisville. Pop. of the township, 1897.

Morrisville, a post-village in Morristown township, Lamoille co., Vt., on the Lamoille River, and on the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad (Vermont division), 3 miles S. of Hyde Park, and about 22 miles N. of Montpelier. It has 4 churches, an academy, a newspaper office, an iron-foundry, a flour-mill, and manufactures of chairs, furniture, &c.
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
1906
Morristown, a post-village in Morristown township (town), Lamoille co., Vt., about 22 miles N. of Montpelier. The town is drained by the Lamoille River, and contains also a larger village named Morrisville. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2583; of the village, 150.
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
1935 - Morristown
"... on August 24, 1781, the following charter was granted: "THE CHARTER OF MORRISTOWN "The Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the Freeman of the State of Vermont [L. S.] "To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting. "Know Ye, That whereas, Doct Moses Morse and his associates, our worthy friends have by Petition requested a grant of a Tract of unappropriated Land within this State, in order for settling a new Plantation, to be Erected into a Township; We have therefore thought fit for the due encouragement of their laudable designs & for other Valuable consideration us hereunto moving do by these Presents in the name and by the authority of the Freemen of the State of Vermont, give and grant the Tract of Land hereafter described and bounded, unto him the said Moses Morse and to the several persons hereafter named..."
History of Morristown, Vermont, by Anna L. Mower., . by Mower, Anna L.Mower [Morrisville, Vt.,Messenger-sentinel company] 1935.
2023 - Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Morristown has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in this lovely Vermont town:
1. Visit the Vermont Ski Museum:
Start your exploration of Morristown by diving into Vermont's rich skiing history. The Vermont Ski Museum, located in the village of Stowe, just a short drive from Morristown, showcases the state's skiing heritage, complete with vintage equipment, photographs, and memorabilia. It's a must-visit for snowsports enthusiasts.

2. Stowe Recreation Path:
Lace up your walking shoes or hop on a bike and explore the Stowe Recreation Path. This 5.3-mile-long, scenic path winds through some of Vermont's most picturesque landscapes, passing fields, forests, and the West Branch River. It's perfect for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride with the family.

3. Smugglers' Notch State Park:
Just a stone's throw from Morristown, you'll find Smugglers' Notch State Park, a haven for hikers and nature lovers. The park features numerous trails of varying difficulty levels, leading to stunning viewpoints and waterfalls. Bingham Falls is a popular spot for a refreshing... Read MORE...

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Genealogy Resources for Morristown

History of Morristown, Vermont, by Anna L. Mower., . by Mower, Anna L.Mower [Morrisville, Vt.,Messenger-sentinel company] 1935.

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