Date of Grant or Charter ~ 8 June 1763
Villages & Communities Within: 
 Jericho, Jericho Center, Riverside.

New Hampshire grant of 23,040 acres to Edward Burling
and sixty-five associates, June 7, 1763. 
Part incorporated with parts of Williston and New Huntington
into Richmond, October 27, 1794. 
Part united with part of Underhill for school purposes, 1812.

      "Jericho is watered with springs and brooks . . . On all these streams are good alluvial flats, and the mill privileges are good, but the best and most numerous are on Brown's River, near the west village.  The soil and timber is various in different parts.  It is a good farming town, and well adapted to raising most kinds of grain and grass. There is a village at the center of the town, containing a good brick church, owned by the First Congregational Society, an academy, together with a number of buildings scattered around a handsome common, given by Lewis Chapin, one of the early settlers for that purpose.  There is another flourishing village at the corners, in the westerly part of town . . .  The settlement of Jericho was commenced in 1774 by Messrs. Messenger, Rood and Brown, with their families, from the western part of Massachusetts; but the settlement was mostly abandoned during the revolution.  Mr. Brown settled on the flats near Underhill, on what is now called Brown's River." 

(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:

Jericho Vital Records Office
Jericho Town Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Jericho, VT 05465
(802) 899-4936
M-Th 8-5 F 8-3 S by appt.

  Jericho & Underhill, Vermont Home Page 
  Jericho Historical Society
  Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ Jericho Township
  Jericho Vital Records Office 
  In Search of the Indian Doctress





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