Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, USA Middlebury, the shire town of Addison County, was chartered in 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. Today, the village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many shops, businesses and architecturally distinguished churches and public buildings. It is the largest community in the county with a population of approximately 8,200. www.middlebury.govoffice.com/
1816 - Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. GREAT FIRE! At 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of this Village were called to witness the most destructive fire with which we were ever visited. - It commenced in the kitchen of Mr. Campbell's Hotel, lately occupied, and still owned by Mr. Heart, and spread, with astonishing rapidity to the...Read MORE...
1819 - Strange Lightning Strike Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.
On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house considerably injured. The flash struck a young lady, who was in the upper part of the house, and ran down...Read MORE...
1823 - Alexander Twilight first African American to earn college degree in US at Middlebury
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1849 Middlebury This is a large and flourishing town on both sides of Otter Creek. The surface of the town is generally level. Chipman's Hill, 439 feet above Otter Creek, is the highest elevation... At the falls on Otter Creek, the site of the flourishing village, are extensive manufacturing establishments; and...Read MORE...
1852 - Fire at Middlebury, Vt. MIDDLEBURY, Saturday, Feb. 21. - This morning, a fire broke out in the building occupied by James M. Slade & Co., dry goods dealers, and in the upper stories by Barber & Bushnell and Lindsay & Beckwith, lawyers, and also by the Register of Deeds and Probate. The stock of Messrs. Slade, and the...Read MORE...
1868 - Five thousand dollars insurance was paid last week by a Hartford Company on a single sheep, which died in Middlebury, Vermont.
1875 - HEAVY LOSSES. Rutland, Vt., Sept. 11. - A fire in the Middlebury Paper Company's mill at Middlebury, Vt., destroyed last night the paper mill buildings, of the Middlebury Manufacturing Co., and 29 business houses, two halls, six dwelling houses with the highway bridge.
1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION. Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the Inmates Flee in Fright - Residents of Malone Greatly Excited - Reached Over Into New-Hampshire and Massachusetts.
1894 - KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS. Man in Vermont Has His Head Blown Off - Several Maimed. MIDDLEBURY, Vt., July 4. - Perley Smith, son of Daniel Smith of Ripton, had his head blown off by a bursting cannon last night. He stood seventy feet away with a crowd. The others escaped injury. Smith was sixteen years old. The New York Times New York, New York July 5, 1894 Added: 11/6/2010 10:32:31 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:55:22 AM - 1
1906 Middlebury, a banking post-village, capital of Addison co., Vt., in Middlebury township (town), on Otter Creek and on the Rutland R., 35 miles S. of Burlington. It is the seat of Middlebury College (Congregational), which was organized aobut 1800, and of the Sheldon Art Museum and Library....Read MORE...
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Charles B. Adams
(1841, Middlebury, Vermont, USA - September 1861, Brooklyn, New York, USA )
Josephine Mary Browe
(10 March 1851, Middlebury, Vermont, USA - 29 June 1912, Burlington, Vermont, USA)
Moses Eugene Browe
(15 June 1848, Middlebury, Vermont, USA - 27 March 1933, Fresno, California, USA)
(1859, Middlebury, Vermont, USA - 18 August 1879, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)
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