Date of Grant or Charter ~ 27 October 1789

Other Towns, Villages, Hamlets:

"An island in the western part of the county. It was chartered by this name to Benjamin Wait and others, October 27, 1789, containing 4,620 acres.  The name was altered to Vineyard, November 1, 1802, and again altered to Isle La Motte, November 6, 1830.  The settlement of this town was commenced about the year 1785. Among the early settlers were Ebenezer Hyde, Enoch Hall, William Blanchard, and Ichabod Fitch.  The town was organized about the year 1790.  There are no streams on the island. A marsh extends across it from east to west, which abounds with excellent cedar." 

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: 

Isle La Motte Town Clerk
P.O Box 135
Isle La Mott, VT 05463
Phone: (802) 928-3434. 

Isle La Motte Free Public Library
2238 Main Street
Isle La Motte, VT  05463
Phone: (802) 928-4113. 

History of the Town of Isle La Motte  ~ Abby Maria Hemenway
Isle La Motte Historical Society
Historic USGS Maps of Isle La Motte, Vermont
Aerial Photographs of Isle La Motte by Robert Lyons
The History of Isle La Motte Light House
Isle La Motte, Vermont ~ Main Street Vermont
Isle La Motte, VT ~
Vermont Genealogy Resources ~ Isle La Motte Township
Lake Champlain History Tour ~ Isle La Motte





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