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Washington County, Vermont


The Washington County Courthouse is located at 65 State Street, Montpelier VT 05602; phone: 802-828-2091.

Beginnings [1]

The Indians exercised practical jurisdiction overall the lands now included in Washington county till 1781 or 1782, when Thomas Mead made the first permanent white settlement in Middlesex, a mile or more below Montpelier. White men had, however, before that taken to themselves paper or parchment title — what Col. Orange Fifield would call " a paper front" if describing their invasion — to a good many acres.

  1. Child, Hamilton, Gazetteer of Washington County, VT 1783-1889, Syracuse Journal, Syracuse NY, 1889