National Register Listings in
Windsor County, Vermont

Abbott Memorial Library Advent Camp Meeting Grounds Historic District Aiken Stand Complex Ascutney Mill Dam Historic District Ascutney State Park Atherton Farmstead Beaver Meadow School Beaver Meadow Union Chapel Best's Covered Bridge Bethel Village Historic District Bethel Village Historic District (Boundary Increase) Black River Academy Blaisdell, Augustus and Laura, House Bowers Covered Bridge Boyd, Theron, Homestead Bridge 15 Bridgewater Corners Bridge Bridgewater Woolen Mill Brigham Hill Historic District Brook Farm Buckman, Twing, House Cavendish Universalist Church Chester Village Historic District Christian Street Rural Historic District Congregational Church of Ludlow Coolidge State Park Coolidge, Calvin, Homestead District Daman, Rev. George, House Damon Hall Dewey House Emerson, Ezekiel, Farm Eureka Schoolhouse Fessenden, Joseph, House Fire District No. 2 Firehouse Fletcher-Fullerton Farm Fowler-Steele House Fox Stand Gate of the Hills Gay, Daniel, House Gilbert's Hill Gilead Brook Bridge Glimmerstone Goodrich Four Corners Historic District Gould's Mill Bridge Greenwood House Harrington House Hartford Library Hartford Village Historic District Hartness House Historic Crown Point Road Indian Stones Iron Bridge at Howard Hill Road Jeffrey House Jericho Rural Historic District Johnson, Wales N., House Juniper Hill Farm-Maxwell Evarts House Kendron Brook Bridge King Farm, The Lincoln Covered Bridge Lockwood-Boynton House Locust Creek House Complex Ludlow Graded School Ludlow Village Historic District Maple Hill Farm Marsh, Charles, Law Office Marsh, George Perkins, Boyhood Home Marsh, Joseph and Daniel, House Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Martin's Mill Covered Bridge McKenstry Manor Meeting House Farm Moon, Owen, Farm Morris, Gen. Lewis R., House NAMCO Block Norwich Mid-Century Modern Historic District Norwich Village Historic District Old Christ Church Old Constitution House Ottauquechee River Bridge Park Street School Parker, Aaron Jr. and Susan, Farm Plymouth Historic District Pollard Block Progressive Market Quechee Gorge Bridge Quechee Historic Mill District Raymond, Isaac M., Farm Reading Town Hall Robbins and Lawrence Armory and Machine Shop Root School Royalton Mill Complex Saddlebow Farm Simons' Inn Smith, Samuel Gilbert, Farmstead South Reading Schoolhouse South Royalton Historic District South Woodstock Village Historic District Southview Housing Historic District Spaulding Bridge Spaulding, Zachariah, Farm Spencer Hollow School Springfield Downtown Historic District Springfield Downtown Historic District (Boundary Increase) St. Pauls's Episcopal Church Stellafane Observatory Stockbridge Common Historic District Stockbridge Four Corners Bridge Stockmayer, Walter and Sylvia, House Stone Village Historic District Strong, Jedediah II, House Sumner, David, House Taftsville Covered Bridge Taftsville Historic District Terraces Historic District Upper Falls Covered Bridge Weathersfield Center Historic District West Hartford Bridge West Hartford Village Historic District West Woodstock Bridge Weston Village Historic District White River Junction Historic District White River Junction Historic District (Boundary Increase) Wilder Village Historic District Wilder, John, House Wilgus State Park Willard Covered Bridge Windsor House Windsor Village Historic District Windsor Village Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Windsor Village Historic District (Boundary Increase) Woodstock Village Historic District Woodstock Warren Through Truss Bridge
Vermont was the site of a famous military raid during the Revolutionary War: In 1777, the British planned a surprise attack on the American military stores at the town of Bennington, Vermont. However, the Americans were able to repel the attack in a battle that is now known as the Battle of Bennington. The victory helped to boost American morale and played a key role in turning the tide of the Revolutionary War.
Windsor County, Vermont has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1777. The county was named after the town of Windsor, which was the birthplace of the state of Vermont. The area itself, however, had been inhabited by the indigenous Abenaki people for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers.

In the early days of settlement, Windsor County thrived as an agricultural and industrial hub. Its fertile soil and favorable climate made it an ideal location for farming, with dairy and cheese production becoming major industries. The county also benefited from the development of mills along its many rivers, which powered the production of textiles, lumber, and other goods.

During the 19th century, Windsor County played a significant role in the abolitionist movement and the fight against slavery. Many residents were staunch abolitionists and actively participated in the Underground Railroad, helping to guide escaped slaves to freedom. Windsor County was also home to the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society and played a crucial role in supporting the Union cause during the Civil War.

In the 20th century, Windsor County experienced changes and challenges brought about by the decline of agriculture and the rise of tourism. The county adapted to these shifts by promoting its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, attracting visitors to its charming towns and picturesque landscapes. Today, Windsor County remains a vibrant and diverse community that balances its rich history with a commitment to sustainable development and preserving its natural resources.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Windsor County, Vermont.

  • 1761: Windsor County is established as one of the four original counties of the Vermont Republic.
  • 1777: Vermont declares itself an independent republic, with Windsor as the capital.
  • 1781: The Vermont Republic is admitted to the United States as the 14th state.
  • 1790: Windsor County's population reaches over 4,000 residents.
  • 1846: The Vermont Central Railroad is completed, connecting Windsor County to the national rail network.
  • 1903: The Taftsville Bridge, one of the longest covered bridges in Vermont, is constructed.
  • 1955: The Vermont State Veterans' Home is established in Windsor County to provide care for veterans.
  • 1988: The Quechee Gorge, known as "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon," is designated as a state park.
  • 1993: The Windsor County Courthouse, a historic Georgian-style building, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2011: Windsor County experiences widespread damage from Hurricane Irene, leading to significant recovery and rebuilding efforts.