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Greensboro, Vermont, USA - Sunset Point, Greensboro, Vt.

Greensboro was chartered in 1781. The town was named for Timothy Green, one of the original charter recipients and an original landowner under the charter. However, there is no evidence that he ever visited the town, and his land was sold for non-payment of taxes a few decades after he received it.

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Sunset Point, Greensboro, Vt.
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Sunset Point, Greensboro, Vt.
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Caspian Lake, Greensboro, Vt., Elevation 1,146 Ft. Highest Lake in State.
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Caspian Lake, Greensboro, Vt., Elevation 1,146 Ft. Highest Lake in State.
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Caspian Lake from the Golf Links, Greensboro, Vt.
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1839 - Greensborough
Greensborough, Vermont
Orleans county. William Scott Shepard, born March 25, 1789, was the first white child brought forth in this town. For his good fortune in this respect, the proprietors of the township gave him 100 acres of land. "Beautiful lake" and several other lakes and ponds in this town form a part of the head waters of the river Lamoille. This town is well timbered: the surface is not very elevated; the soil in general is good, particularly for grazing. It produces some fine cattle, and keeps about 4,000 sheep. Population, 1830, 784.
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 Greensborough
Orleans Co. The surface of this town is uneven, but the elevations are not generally abrupt. The land is well timbered, mostly with hard wood, except on the river and about its head waters, whore it is almost entirely hemlock, spruce, cedar, and fir. The soil is of a middling quality. The River Lamoille is formed by the union of several streams in this town. Caspian Lake or Lake Beautiful, lies in the south part of this town, and discharges its waters to the east into the Lamoille, affording a number of valuable mill privileges, around which has grown up a beautiful little village. This pond is about three miles long, and one and a half broad. Elligo Pond, lying mostly in the western part of Greensboro', is about a mile long, and forms the head waters of Black River. These ponds produce abundance of fine trout. Runaway Pond [see Glover) was partly in this town, and was formerly the source of the Lamoille. There are several other small ponds in the north part of the town, which, at... Read MORE...

1859
GREENSBOROUGH, a township in Orleans co., in Vermont, 29 m. NE of Montpelier. Pop. 883.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1877 - Town History
At the eastern extremity of the Caspian, and just below its outlet, is the beautiful little village of Greensboro, where there are some 25 neat dwellings, a hotel, 3 or 4 stores, excellent mills for sawing and grinding, also several shops where mechanical business of divers (sic) sorts is carried on, 2 churches, Congregational and Presbyterian, the town house and school-house.

Such is Greensboro at the present day. But such it once was not. Less than one hundred years, this town and all the surrounding country was an unbroken wilderness. Then "the red man of the forest" might here erect his wigwam, pursue his game, or launch his light canoe, with no fear of being molested by men boasting a higher degree of civilization; or in his absence, the wild bear, the deer and the moose might roam through these forests unscared. But time rolls on, and anon new visions meet the eye. The sound of the axe is heard, announcing the approach of civilized men. The Red Man retreats, the wild beasts... Read MORE...

1895 - Greensborough
Greensborough, a post-village of Greensborough township, Orleans co., Vt., on a small lake, 2 miles from Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, and about 28 miles of Montpelier. It has 2 churches, a carriage-shop, a flour-mill. Pop. of the township in 1890, 918.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Greensboro:
Caspian Lake:

Start your visit with a peaceful stroll along the shores of Caspian Lake, one of Vermont's pristine lakes. Enjoy the serene views and maybe even try your hand at fishing if you're inclined.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center:

A short drive away, Craftsbury Outdoor Center offers a range of outdoor activities. In the warmer months, you can go hiking, mountain biking, or paddling. In winter, the center transforms into a haven for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Hike Barr Hill Natural Area:

Lace up your hiking boots and explore Barr Hill Natural Area. The hike to the top rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests.

Hill Farmstead Brewery:

If you're a beer enthusiast, don't miss Hill Farmstead Brewery. Known for its exceptional craft beers, this brewery is a great place to relax and savor some unique brews.

Willey's Store:

Step back in time at Willey's Store, a classic country store that has been a staple in... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Greensboro, Vermont, USA

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female ancestorAnne ADAMS (9 January 1735, - 1813, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
female ancestorSusanna CHAMBERLAIN (29 August 1740, Winchester, New Hampshire, USA - 4 October 1840, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
female ancestorBethiah DOGGETT (22 August 1756, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 31 December 1828, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
male ancestorSamuel HUNTINGTON (3 June 1759, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville) - 7 December 1823, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
male ancestorTimothy STANLEY (1765, , Connecticut, USA - 15 April 1825, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
male ancestorHenry HUNTINGTON (26 March 1782, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 16 May 1852, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
female ancestorMary HUNTINGTON (3 November 1785, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough) - 17 May 1809, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
female ancestorRosana HUNTINGTON (15 December 1788, Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA - 16 June 1809, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))
male ancestorElias STANLEY (1795, , Vermont, USA - 8 March 1824, Greensboro, Vermont, USA (Greensborough))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Greensboro, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorJames YOUNG (3 July 1835 - 15 April 1914) and female ancestorJeannette "Janet" CUTHBERTSON (26 October 1841 - 28 March 1917) married 24 June 1863
male ancestorFrank George WILLEY (6 August 1866 - 15 February 1951) and female ancestorRosa LADAU (November 1879 - 1954) married 6 August 1896

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