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Windsor County, Vermont

Photo: George Perkins Marsh Boyhood Home, ca. 1805, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Historic American Landmark Survey (HALS VT-1-50), photographer not listed, www.loc.gov, accessed April, 2016.

Windsor County Photo


Windsor County Neighborhoods

The Windsor County Courthouse is located at 12 The Green, Woodstock, VT 05091; phone: 802-457-2121.

The Connecticut River forms the eastern boundary of Windsor County.

Beginnings [1]

When the State of Vermont was admitted to the Union in 1791, all that had been previously done by the State toward erecting and maintaining an independent government was confirmed and sanctioned by Congress, while the jurisdiction theretofore attempted to be exercised by New York was withdrawn and declared at an end. At that time the county of Windsor, and others of the State as well, was fairly well organized, the officers of each branch of the local government were in the exercise of their full functions, and peace and plenty prevailed on every hand.

Of the several towns that comprise Windsor County, the first to be chartered was that now known as Chester, but which under the original grant was named Flamstead, chartered in 1754.

  1. History of Windsor County Vermont, Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank R. Holmes, eds., D. Mason & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, NY, 1891.