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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Athens was chartered on May 3, 1780. Spelled Athans in its charter, the present spelling seems to have been adopted quite early. &nbsp;The town was organized and the first meeting held March 4, 1781. The only real village has always been known as Athens, and for a time (1827-1907) actually had a Post Office. The area in the southern part of the town is almost entirely uninhabited.&nbsp;<ref>About Athens, VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/athens.html#about</ref><ref>History of the Town of Athens, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamAthens.html</ref>  
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Athens was chartered on May 3, 1780. Spelled Athans in its charter, the present spelling seems to have been adopted quite early. &nbsp;The town was organized and the first meeting held March 4, 1781. The only real village has always been known as Athens, and for a time (1827-1907) actually had a Post Office. The area in the southern part of the town is almost entirely uninhabited.&nbsp;<ref>About Athens, VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/athens.html#about</ref><ref>History of the Town of Athens, VT, http://usgenwebsites.org/VTGenWeb/Windham-Co-VT.htm#ATHENS</ref>
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152874?availability=Family%20History%20Library Athens, VT Enrolled Militia, 1863, is on microflim at the Family History Library].&nbsp;  
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152874 Athens, VT Enrolled Militia, 1863, is on microflim at the Family History Library].&nbsp;  
  
 
=== Vital Records<br>  ===
 
=== Vital Records<br>  ===
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*West Athens Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2461904&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2951&CSsr=181& Find A Grave] site.<br>
 
*West Athens Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2461904&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2951&CSsr=181& Find A Grave] site.<br>
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152899?availability=Family%20History%20Library Tombstone records from Athens Valley and Athens West cemeteries are on microfilm at the Family History Library]. [https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/972837/ Order film online].
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152899 Tombstone records from Athens Valley and Athens West cemeteries are on microfilm at the Family History Library].
  
 
=== Churches<br>  ===
 
=== Churches<br>  ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2002, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4RL%3An2049912499%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySerach] (browse only images).  
 
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2002, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4RL%3An2049912499%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySerach] (browse only images).  
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Athens Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152863?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1780-1903],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/281090?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1779-1917; index to land records, 1779-1945], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/313121?availability=Family%20History%20Library Vital records, 1775-1867], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152909?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage certificates, 1867-1905].<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Athens Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152863 Town records, 1780-1903],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/281090 Land records, 1779-1917; index to land records, 1779-1945], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/313121 Vital records, 1775-1867], and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/152909 Marriage certificates, 1867-1905].<br>  
  
 
Athens Town Clerk<br>RR 3 Box 194<br>25 Brookline Road<br>Athens, VT 05143<br>Phone: (802) 869-3370<br> Email:&nbsp;townofathens@hotmail.com  
 
Athens Town Clerk<br>RR 3 Box 194<br>25 Brookline Road<br>Athens, VT 05143<br>Phone: (802) 869-3370<br> Email:&nbsp;townofathens@hotmail.com  

Latest revision as of 07:45, 12 August 2020

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Athens was chartered on May 3, 1780. Spelled Athans in its charter, the present spelling seems to have been adopted quite early.  The town was organized and the first meeting held March 4, 1781. The only real village has always been known as Athens, and for a time (1827-1907) actually had a Post Office. The area in the southern part of the town is almost entirely uninhabited. [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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History of Athens, Vermont : with genealogies, 1779-1960 by Lora M. Wyman (1963) - Find this book in a library.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Athens, VT Enrolled Militia, 1863, is on microflim at the Family History Library

Vital Records
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Athens is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0047
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Athens

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Athens. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.

  • Athens Valley Cemetery (aka Valley Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Athens Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Tombstone records from Athens Valley and Athens West cemeteries are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches
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Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2002, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Athens Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, 1780-1903Land records, 1779-1917; index to land records, 1779-1945, Vital records, 1775-1867, and Marriage certificates, 1867-1905.

Athens Town Clerk
RR 3 Box 194
25 Brookline Road
Athens, VT 05143
Phone: (802) 869-3370
Email: townofathens@hotmail.com

Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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References[edit | edit source]

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