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Washington County, Vermont

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

Washington County Neighborhoods

Chauncey B. Leonard House

Photo: Chauncey B. Leonard House, circa 1845, located at Shed Road and Crosstown Road, Berlin, VT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Photographed by User:Magicpiano (own work), 2015, [cc-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2021.


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