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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Duxbury''' ''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Duxbury''' ''  
  
=== Brief History  ===
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=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br> ===
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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Duxbury was chartered on June 7, 1763. It wasn't until 1786, twenty-three years after the charter was granted, that Walter Avery and Stephen Tilden settled in Duxbury. By 1790, when the first U.S. Census was taken, Duxbury had 39 inhabitants.
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The years 1850-1860 marked a high point for the town of Duxbury; the 1860 population of one thousand residents would not be reached again until the 1990's. There was a variety of reasons for the decline of towns like Duxbury. Most important, perhaps, was the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted 160 fertile acres in the Midwest to anyone who would homestead for a certain number of years.
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From its beginnings, Duxbury was divided by its topography into small communities which include Duxbury Corner, North Duxbury, Durkeeville, Scrabble Hill, and South Duxbury. <ref>Duxbury History,Now and Then by Alice DeLong - http://central-vt.com/towns/history/HstDuxb.htm</ref>&nbsp; <ref>Town of Duxbury - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WashingtonDuxbury.html</ref>
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=== Historical Data<br> ===
  
 
=== Town Histories  ===
 
=== Town Histories  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
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The probate district for Duxbury is Washington.<br>Washington District Probate Court<br>10 Elm St. #3<br>Montpelier, VT 05602<br>Phone: (802) 828-3405<br>
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=== Church Records<br>  ===
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Congregational Church (Duxbury, Vermont) Records, 1835-1900, are available on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/188743?availability=Family%20History%20Library microfilm] at the Family History Library. [https://familysearch.org/films/lookup/products/view/film/972869/ Order film online].<br>
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=== City Directories<br> ===
  
=== City Directories ===
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=== Maps<br> ===
  
=== Maps  ===
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/31331/Duxbury/Washington+County+1873/Vermont/ 1873 map of Duxbury]<br>
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
=== Churches ===
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Duxbury. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/washington.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>
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*Crossett Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2174524 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Duxbury Corner Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2240489 Find A Grave] site.
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*Graves Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2218917 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Holy Cross Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1095512 Find A Grave] site.
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*Landon-Hayden Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2304627 Find A Grave] site.
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*Phillips Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2219533 Find A Grave] site.
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*South Duxbury Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1234049 Find A Grave] site.
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=== Town Records<br> ===
  
=== Town Records ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1903-1988, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD16-FWG%3A324710701%2C325184601%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Duxbury Town Clerk's Office. These include&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1049958?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1883-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1775-1997], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178018?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to records of birth, death and marriage, 1788-1909 approx.], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/150311?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of marriage, birth and death, 1840-1882 approx.], and&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/178010?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1770-1876].
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Duxbury Town Clerk<br>5421 Vermont 100<br>Duxbury, VT 05676<br>Phone: (802) 244-6660<br>Website: [http://www.duxburyvermont.org/ http://www.duxburyvermont.org/]<br>
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=== Newspapers<br> ===
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[http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/ Burlington Free Press]
  
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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[http://duxburyvt.com/ Duxbury, VT Historical Society]<br>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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Revision as of 15:01, 11 June 2014

United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Vermont, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Duxbury

Brief History
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Duxbury was chartered on June 7, 1763. It wasn't until 1786, twenty-three years after the charter was granted, that Walter Avery and Stephen Tilden settled in Duxbury. By 1790, when the first U.S. Census was taken, Duxbury had 39 inhabitants.

The years 1850-1860 marked a high point for the town of Duxbury; the 1860 population of one thousand residents would not be reached again until the 1990's. There was a variety of reasons for the decline of towns like Duxbury. Most important, perhaps, was the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted 160 fertile acres in the Midwest to anyone who would homestead for a certain number of years.

From its beginnings, Duxbury was divided by its topography into small communities which include Duxbury Corner, North Duxbury, Durkeeville, Scrabble Hill, and South Duxbury. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Duxbury is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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Congregational Church (Duxbury, Vermont) Records, 1835-1900, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Duxbury

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Duxbury. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1903-1988, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Duxbury Town Clerk's Office. These include  Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1883-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1775-1997, Index to records of birth, death and marriage, 1788-1909 approx., Records of marriage, birth and death, 1840-1882 approx., and  Land records, 1770-1876.

Duxbury Town Clerk
5421 Vermont 100
Duxbury, VT 05676
Phone: (802) 244-6660
Website: http://www.duxburyvermont.org/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Duxbury, VT Historical Society

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: