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Guilford, Vermont, USA - 1849 Guilford


Windham Co. The people of this town took an active part in defending the rights of Vermont against the claims of jurisdiction set up by the State of New York, about the years 1783-4. Guilford produced a number of patriots in this as also in the revolutionary cause. The soil of the town is warm and fertile, exceedingly productive of grain, fruits, maple sugar, butter, cheese, pork, sheep, horses, and beef cattle. It has good mill sites on Green River and branches of Broad Brook, a number of manufactories, a medicinal spring, and various kinds of minerals.

Boundaries. North by Brattleborough, east by Vernon, south by Leyden, Mass., and west by Halifax.

First Settlers. This town was chartered April 2, 1754, to fifty-four proprietors, principally of Massachusetts, and contained 23,040 acres...

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



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