Date of Charter ~ 21 June 1761
Villages & Communities Within: 
Hinesburg, Mechanicsville, Rhode Island Corners.

New Hampshire grant of 23,040 acres to David and Zachariah Ferriss
and sixty-two associates June 24, 1762.

Named for the first Town Clerk, Abel Hine. 

      "There is in the north part of the town a high ridge of rough land, called Prichard Mountain. The west part has generally a level surface, interspersed with small hillocks. In the eastern part the land is hilly and broken, containing, however, a good share of feasible, fertile and valuable land. The forest consisted of hard timber generally. There were some beaver meadows, one of which contained between 100 and 200 acres, from which the first settlers derived much benefit. The principal streams are Lewis Creek, Laplot River and Pond Brook.  Lewis Creek enters the town from Monkton . . . on this stream, in the year 1790, Mr. Nathan Leavenworth, one of the early settlers, built a saw mill and a grist mill. This mill is in the bounds of Charlotte. Before it was built, the inhabitants were obliged to go to Winooski Falls, at Burlington, or to Vergennes, for their grinding . . .  The first inhabitants were a Mr. Isaac Lawrenceand family, from Canaan, Connecticut, whose wife said that she lived ten months without seeing the face of any other woman, and that at one time the family lived for some time on dried pumpkins, without any other food whatsoever. This family came here before the revolutionary war, and also Mr. Daniel Chaffrey, who was here for a short time; they both left when the war commenced. Mr. Lawrence returned in 1783. Messrs. Jacob Meacham, Amos Andrews, and Hezekiah Tuttle, came in 1784. In 1785, Mr. George McEwen with his family, Mr. Eliphaz and George Steele came without families, and spent the summer. The first child born in town was a son of Jacob Meacham, on the first day of April, 1785; he was named Hine, in reference to the name of the town." 

(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:

Hinesburg Vital Records Office
Hinesburg Town Clerk
P.O. Box 133
Hinesburg, VT 05461
(802) 482-2281
M 12-8pm; T-F 8-4

  Hinesburg Home Page
  Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ Hinesburg



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