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  • 1774 - Thomas CHITTENDEN and Colonel Jonathan SPAFFORD were the first to establish settlements in Williston. They came together in May, 1774, and took up large tracts of land adjoining each other on the river.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1786 - The first town meeting of Williston was held on the 28th day of March, 1786, and was presided over by John CHAMBERLIN, moderator.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1800 (Williston) - The Congregational Church was organized on the 23d of January, 1800... Six days after the organization of the church Rev. Aaron C. COLLINS was installed its first pastor...
    The Methodist Episcopal Church was also organized in 1800, under the pastorate of the Rev. Stephen RANDALL.

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


  • 1825 Williston
    There was only one village in the town. There were a good many taverns, a natural result of the geographical situation of the town on the old...Read MORE...


  • 1844 (Williston) - The Universalist Society was organized in February, 1844, with a membership of fifty-one. The first pastor was the Rev. Eli BALLOU.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Williston
    Williston, a post-township in Chittenden- co., Vermont, intersected by the Vermont Central railroad, 30 miles W. N. W. from Montpelier. The village...Read MORE...


  • 1862-63 - WHITCOMB & FAY's steam mill at North Williston was originally established by Hiram J. FAY, in 1862 or 1863.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1868 - The North Williston cheese factory was erected in 1868 by E. R. CRANE and Mr. BROWN
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1872 - The North Williston machine shop, started by R. B. FAY, E. F. WHITCOMB and Addison M. FORD in 1872...
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Williston
    THIS town, lying in the central part of Chittenden county, and bounded north by Winooski River, which separates it from Essex and Jericho, east by...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Williston
    Williston, a post-village in Williston township, Chittenden co., Vt., about 8 miles E.S.E. of Burlington, and 2 1/ 2 miles S.W. of Williston Station...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Williston, a post-village in Williston township (town), Chittenden CO., Vt., about 8 miles ESE. of Burlington, near Williston station of the Central...Read MORE...


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  • News 1984 - Train Wreck
    WORST AMTRAK CRASH BLAMED ON RAILBED WASHOUT.

    Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - A wall of flood water 18 feet high probably caused a railbed washout that...Read MORE...




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  • 1774 - Thomas CHITTENDEN and Colonel Jonathan SPAFFORD were the first to establish settlements in Williston. They came together in May, 1774, and took up large tracts of land adjoining each other on the river.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1786 - The first town meeting of Williston was held on the 28th day of March, 1786, and was presided over by John CHAMBERLIN, moderator.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1800 (Williston) - The Congregational Church was organized on the 23d of January, 1800... Six days after the organization of the church Rev. Aaron C. COLLINS was installed its first pastor...
    The Methodist Episcopal Church was also organized in 1800, under the pastorate of the Rev. Stephen RANDALL.

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

  • 1825 Williston
    There was only one village in the town. There were a good many taverns, a natural result of the geographical situation of the town on the old... Read MORE...

  • 1844 (Williston) - The Universalist Society was organized in February, 1844, with a membership of fifty-one. The first pastor was the Rev. Eli BALLOU.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Williston
    Williston, a post-township in Chittenden- co., Vermont, intersected by the Vermont Central railroad, 30 miles W. N. W. from Montpelier. The village... Read MORE...

  • 1862-63 - WHITCOMB & FAY's steam mill at North Williston was originally established by Hiram J. FAY, in 1862 or 1863.
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1868 - The North Williston cheese factory was erected in 1868 by E. R. CRANE and Mr. BROWN
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1872 - The North Williston machine shop, started by R. B. FAY, E. F. WHITCOMB and Addison M. FORD in 1872...
    History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
    Edited By W. S. Rann,... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Williston
    THIS town, lying in the central part of Chittenden county, and bounded north by Winooski River, which separates it from Essex and Jericho, east by... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Williston
    Williston, a post-village in Williston township, Chittenden co., Vt., about 8 miles E.S.E. of Burlington, and 2 1/ 2 miles S.W. of Williston Station... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Williston, a post-village in Williston township (town), Chittenden CO., Vt., about 8 miles ESE. of Burlington, near Williston station of the Central... Read MORE...

  • News  1984 - Train Wreck
    WORST AMTRAK CRASH BLAMED ON RAILBED WASHOUT.

    Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - A wall of flood water 18 feet high probably caused a railbed washout that... Read MORE...

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