Date of Grant or Charter ~ 22 October 1790

Other Towns, Villages, Hamlets: 

  East Haven lies in the western part of the county, in lat. 44º 30' and long. 5º 5', bounded northeast by Ferdinand, southeast by Granby, southwest by Victory and Burke, and northwest by Newark. It was chartered by Governor Chittenden, October 22, 1790, though none of the grantees ever settled in the town. ďA request having been made to Joseph Heath, of Groton, one of the justices of the peace within and for the county of Caledonia, by the owners of more than one-sixteenth part of the lots of land in the township of East Haven, a proprietors' meeting, was called by him, August 31, 1810 to be holden in Newark, at the dwelling house of James Ball, November 15, 1810. At the meeting held on that day and the following days, Norris Walter was appointed moderator, and James Whitelaw, proprietors' clerk. Appointed Andrew Lockie a committee to lay out the town into lots of 106 acres each, to be divided into first, second and third division lots, an equal number to each." 

  The surface of the town is rough and uneven, though not, so much so as to seriously retard cultivation of the soil. The Passumpsic river runs through the western part, and there is a high ridge of land through the center of the town, extending from the north to the south line, and Moose river, which heads on the east side of said ridge, runs south through the eastern part of the town. Both of these rivers are famous for trout, and the vicinity of the Moose river, in years gone by, was famous for moose, deer and other wild game common in Northern Vermont. 

  East Haven (p. o.) is a hamlet located in the western part of the town, on Road 5. The first settler in the town was John Walter, Jr., who moved here May 1, 1804, and located where Oscar F. Walter now lives. He was born in Winchester, Conn. and came to Vermont in 1799. He married Uneca Blakesly, who bore him fourteen children, ten of whom attained an adult age. His wife died March 5, 1848. He not only built the first house in the township, but also planted the first orchard. 

(Source: Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT.; 1764-1887, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887)


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: 

East Haven Town Clerk
P.O. Box 10
East Haven, VT 05837
Phone: (802) 467-3772

 Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ East Haven Township





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