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Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, USA
Dummerston was part of the Equivalent Lands—several large sections of land given to settlers in the early eighteenth century. It lies on a tract given to the Connecticut Colony about 1715 by the Province of Massachusetts Bay as compensation for land mistakenly awarded by the latter to its settlers. In 1716, the town was auctioned to a consortium (which included William Dummer, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts), and named Dummerston.
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1724 - British build Fort Dummer at Dummerston
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1839 - Dummerston
Windham county. West river passes through this town and gives it a good water power. The surface is rough and hilly, but adapted to grazing. Black mountain, near the centre, is a vast body of granite. Good slate for buildings, and primitive limestone are found. There are in Dummerston some manufacturing concerns and a considerable number of sheep. Population, 1830, 1,592: 90 miles S. from Montpelier, and 8 S.E. from Newfane.
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
Windham Co. This township is watered by West River, which enters it from Newfane, and passes through it in a south-easterly direction into Brattleborough, and by several small streams, some of which fall into this river and others into the Connecticut, affording a considerable number of good sites for mills. The surface of Dummerston is broken. The rocks, which constitute Black Mountain, near the centre of the town are an immense body of granite. A range of argillaceous slate passes through it from south to north, and is considerably quarried for roof slate and grave stones. Primitive limestone occurs in beds. Specimens of tremolite, limpid quartz, and galena, or the sulphuret of lead, are also found here. This is one of the oldest towns in the state.
Boundaries. North by Putney and Brookline, east by Connecticut River, which separates it from Westmoreland, N. H., south by Brattleborough, and west by a part of Marlborough and Newfane.
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1854 - Dummerston
Dummerston, a post-township of Windham county, Vermont, 100 miles S. of Montpelier. Population, 1645.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
DUMMERSTON, a township in Windham co., in the state of Vermont, 115 m. S by E of Montpelier. Pop. 1,263.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Dummerston
Dum'merston, a post-village of Windham co, Vt., in Dummerston township, on the Central Vermont Railroad, 5 miles N. of Brattleborough. It has 2 churches, granite quarries, and furniture-mills. Pop. of the township, 860.
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 - FELL OVERBOARD
Albert Clement Drowned in Connecticut River
COMPANION COULD NOT SAVE HIM
Men Were Returning to Dummerston from the "Jack" Allen Resort in Chesterfield, N. H.
(Special to The Messenger)
Brattleboro, Nov. 19 - Albert Clement, employed by Charles Walker, of Dummerston, fell from a ferry boat into the Connecticut river last night and was drowned. Clement had been to the "Jack" Allen resort in Chesterfield, N. H., across the river from Dummerston, and was returning when a companion saw him fall into the river, but was powerless to aid him. The body was not seen again and on account of the darkness it is not known whether he came to the surface or not. Clement was about 25 years old. He had no family and the place of his home is not known.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont
November 19, 1906
Dummerston, a post- village of Windham co., Vt, in Dummerston township (town), on the Central Vermont R., 5 miles N. of Brattleboro. Pop. of the town in 1900, 726.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here are some of the best spots and things to do in Dummerston:
Dummerston Covered Bridge:
Start your exploration with a visit to the iconic Dummerston Covered Bridge. Built in 1872, this historic bridge spans the West River and provides a picturesque setting for photos. It's a great spot for a leisurely stroll and to appreciate the town's history.
Scott Farm Orchard:
If you're a fan of orchards and fresh produce, head to Scott Farm Orchard. This family-owned orchard is known for its heirloom apples, peaches, and plums. Depending on the season, you might get the chance to pick your own fruits or enjoy some delicious homemade cider.
Camp Plymouth State Park:
Just a short drive away is Camp Plymouth State Park. This scenic park is situated on the shores of Echo Lake and offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The hiking trails around the lake provide a chance to soak in the natural beauty of Vermont.
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Dummerston, Vermont, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Dummerston.
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Martha BAIRD (1695, , Scotland (United Kingdom) - 22 September 1766, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
John KATHAN (MCKACHAN) (1706, , Ireland - 23 November 1787, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Charles DAVENPORT (5 March 1730, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 24 April 1805, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Mary HART (7 March 1733, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA (Cherry Valley) (Rochdale) - 22 June 1830, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Archibald WOOD (1740, , Rhode Island, USA - 1817, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Daniel KATHAN (1 February 1741, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 17 October 1807, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Daniel SWEARS (ZWIER) (06/12/1744, Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster) - 12/16/1819, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Ruth BARRETT (1745, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA - 3 August 1802, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Charles DAVENPORT (4 May 1761, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 26 January 1834, Dummerston, Vermont, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Dummerston, Vermont, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Dummerston.
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Barnard SALISBURY (30 March 1785 - 4 July 1854) and Arethusa DUNCAN (8 February 1784 - 27 December 1832) married 3 August 1806
Charles A DAVENPORT (9 April 1791 - 12 August 1862) and Lydia KATHAN (1793 - 8 December 1862) married 6 September 1812
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