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Lamoille County, located in the north-central region of Vermont, has a rich and varied history that dates back thousands of years. The first known inhabitants of this area were the Indigenous Abenaki people, who utilized the fertile land and abundant resources for hunting, fishing, and gathering. European settlement began in the late 18th century, as farmers and traders started arriving in the area.

The county was officially established in 1835, named after the Lamoille River that flows through it. The region quickly developed into a major agricultural center, with dairy farming and the production of maple syrup becoming significant industries. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-19th century further stimulated economic growth, allowing for the transportation of goods and increased trade.

Lamoille County played a role in the abolitionist movement during the mid-19th century. Many residents actively participated in the Underground Railroad, helping escaped slaves find shelter and safety on their journey to freedom in Canada. The county was also a hotbed of activity during the Civil War, with a number of soldiers from the area enlisting to fight for the Union cause.

In the 20th century, Lamoille County underwent significant changes, with the decline of agriculture and the rise of tourism. The scenic beauty of the Green Mountains attracted visitors, and the region became a popular destination for outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, and fishing. Today, Lamoille County is known for its natural beauty, strong sense of community, and commitment to preserving its rich history.

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

  • 1781 - Lamoille County is founded and established as a county in Vermont.
  • 1790 - First settlers arrive in the area, primarily from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
  • 1792 - The town of Stowe is established.
  • 1823 - Hyde Park is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1830 - Johnson is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1846 - Morristown is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1868 - Cambridge is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1872 - Wolcott is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1875 - Belvidere is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1916 - Eden is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1935 - Waterville is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 1951 - Elmore is incorporated as a town in Lamoille County.
  • 2000 - Lamoille County celebrates its 200th anniversary.