Date of Grant or Charter ~ 7 June 1763
Villages & Communities Within: 
Colchester, Nourses Corner

      "There are two small ponds in this town . . . The principal streams of this town are the River Lamoille . . . Mallet's Creek . . . Indian Creek . . . and Winooski River. In the middle part of the town is a large tract of pine plain, most covered with pitch pine and small oaks . . . The settlement of this town was commenced in 1774, at the Lower Falls on Winooski or Onion River, by Ira Allen and Remember Baker. Baker's family, consisting of a wife and three children, was the first in town. In 1775, Joshua Staunton began improvements on the intervale above the Narrows in that river, and there was a small clearing made at Mallet's Bay before the revolution. From the spring of 1776, the town was abandoned by the settlers till after the close of the war, in 1783, when Messrs. McLain, Low and Boardman, settled on Colchester Point, and Gen. Allen returned and renewed the settlement at the Falls. Allen erected mills, a forge and a shop for fabricating anchors, and the place soon assumed the appearance of a considerable village. The town was organized about the year 1791, and Ira Allen was first town clerk."

(Gazetteer of Vermont, Hayward, 1849)


The town clerk maintains birth, death and marriage vital statistics and many other records of value in researching your ancestors. You can contact the Clerk's office at:

Colchester Vital Records Office
Colchester Town Clerk
P.O. Box 55
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-812
M-F 8-4

  Town of Colchester, Vermont 
  Vermont Veterans Militia Museum & Library 
  Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ Colchester Township 
  Colchester Historical Society 
  Historic Fort Ethan Allen
  Colchester Vital Records Office 
  Historic USGS Maps of Colchester, Vermont 
  Merrill Cemetery, Colchester, Vermont





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