National Register Listings in
Chittenden County, Vermont

Allen, Ethan, Homestead Apartment Building at 27 and 31 Peru Street and 29 Johnson Street Bates, Martin M., Farmstead Battery Street Historic District Battery Street Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Battery Street Historic District (Boundary Increase) Bentley, Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake", House Buell Street-Bradley Street Historic District Burlington Breakwater Burlington Montgomery Ward Building Burlington Traction Company Butler, Roswell, House Carnegie Building of the Fletcher Free Library Champlain School Charlotte Center Historic District Chittenden, Giles, Farmstead Chittenden, Martin, House Church Street Historic District City Hall Park Historic District Converse Hall District No.5 Schoolhouse Downtown Essex Junction Commercial Historic District Dumas Tenements Duplex at 22-26 Johnson Street Duplex at 73-75 Sherman Street Ethan Allen Engine company No. 4 First Baptist Church First Methodist Church of Burlington Fitzgerald, William, Block Follett House Fort Ethan Allen Historic District Galusha House GENERAL BUTLER (shipwreck) Grassemount Gray Rocks Head of Church Street Historic District Hinesburg Town Forest Holmes Creek Covered Bridge Honey Hollow Camp House at 44 Front Street Howard Mortuary Chapel Huntington Lower Village Church Jericho Center Historic District Jericho Village Historic District Johnson, Dan, Farmstead Jonesville Academy Kelsey, Martin L., House Lakeside Development LeClair Avenue Historic District LeFarriere House Mad River Glen Ski Area Historic District Main Street-College Street Historic District McNeil Homestead Methodist Episcopal Church of Winooski Mintzer House Moquin's Bakery Moran Municipal Generation Station Mount Philo State Park Murray-Isham Farm Normand House North Street Historic District O.J. WALKER (shipwreck) Old Ohavi Zedex Synagogue Old Red Mill and Mill House Old Red Mill and Mill House (Boundary Increase) Old Stone House Palmer, Charles R., House Pearl Street Historic District Peck, Cicero Goddard, House PHOENIX (Shipwreck) Porter Screen Company Preston-Lafreniere Farm Proctor Maple Research Farm Quinlan's Covered Bridge Redstone Historic District Remington-Williamson Farm Richmond Congregational Church Richmond Underwear Company Building Robarge, John B. Duplex Roberge-Desautels Apartment House Robinson, Daniel Webster, House Round Church Ruggles, Lucy, House Saltus Grocery Store Sand Bar State Park Seguin Covered Bridge Shelburne Farms Shelburne Village Historic District South Union Street Historic District South Willard Street Historic District Stannard House Sutton Farm Tavern on Mutton Hill TICONDEROGA Tracy, Lee, House U.S. Post Office and Customhouse Underhill State Park University Green Historic District Wells, Edward, House Wells-Jackson Carriage House Complex Wells-Richardson District West Milton Bridge Whitcomb, M. S., Farm Williston Congregational Church Williston Village Historic District Williston Village Historic District (Boundary Increase) Winooski Block Winooski Falls Mill District Winooski Falls Mill Historic District (Boundary Increase) Winooski Falls Mills Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Winooski River Bridge Winterbotham Estate
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Chittenden County, located in northern Vermont, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Abenaki people, who harvested corn and utilized the abundant natural resources in the region. In the 17th century, European settlers arrived in the area and established several small farms and logging communities.

By the late 18th century, Chittenden County experienced rapid growth as more settlers moved into the region. In 1783, the town of Burlington was incorporated, named after the town of Burlington, Massachusetts. Burlington quickly became a major economic and cultural hub in the county, with its strategic location on Lake Champlain and proximity to major trade routes. The town also saw the establishment of the University of Vermont in 1791, which further solidified Burlington's importance.

During the 19th century, Chittenden County's economy diversified, with the rise of manufacturing and industry in the area. Industries such as lumber, textiles, and farming flourished, and new towns and villages were established. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-1800s further spurred economic growth and connected Chittenden County to larger markets both within Vermont and beyond.

In the 20th century, Chittenden County continued to grow and develop rapidly. The county experienced a population boom, particularly in the post-World War II era, with suburbanization and the expansion of Burlington. The University of Vermont also grew in size and reputation, attracting more students and contributing to the county's intellectual and cultural vibrancy. Today, Chittenden County remains one of Vermont's most populous and economically prosperous regions, known for its beautiful natural landscapes, thriving arts scene, and strong sense of community.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Chittenden County, Vermont.

  • 1763: Chittenden County is chartered by colonial governor Benning Wentworth and named after Thomas Chittenden, the first Governor of Vermont.
  • 1783: The American Revolutionary War ends, and Chittenden County becomes part of the newly established state of Vermont.
  • 1800: Burlington, the largest city in Chittenden County, is incorporated.
  • 1813: The University of Vermont is founded in Burlington.
  • 1840s: The Champlain and Connecticut River Railroad is constructed, connecting Chittenden County to other parts of Vermont and New England.
  • 1862: The first public park in the United States, Shelburne Farms, is established in Shelburne.
  • 1888: The University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly known as the Mary Fletcher Hospital) is founded in Burlington.
  • 1927: The first airport in Vermont, the Burlington International Airport, opens in South Burlington.
  • 1978: The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is founded in Shelburne.
  • 2002: The Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian-only shopping and dining area, celebrates its 20th anniversary in Burlington.