History

Photo: Waitsfield Historical Society
Photo: Waitsfield Historical Society

Links

Town Documents

Waitsfield Town Plan (2005) - Chapter 2. Historic Development
Waitsfield Town Plan (2005) - Chapter 4. Historic & Cultural Resources

HISTORY of the TOWN of WAITSFIELD, 1782-1908
With Family Genealogies, by Matt Bushnell Jones, 1909

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - First Settlement
Chapter 2 - Early Settlers
Edmund Rice Lotting Map, 1816
Chapter 3 - Surveys, Divisions, Roads and Bridges
Chapter 4 - Ancient Landmarks
Chapter 5 - Ancient Landmarks (Continued)
Chapter 6 - Ancient Landmarks (Concluded)
Chapter 7 - Military History -- Revolution, War of 1812, Militia Companies
Chapter 8 - Military History -- Civil War; Ainsworth Post No. 36, G.A.R.
Chapter 9 - Ecclesiastical -- Congregational Church and Congregational Society in Waitsfield, 1796-1830
Chapter 10 - Ecclesiastical -- Congregational Church and Society, 1830-1908
Chapter 11 - Ecclesiastical -- Methodist Episcopal Church and Society
Chapter 12 - Ecclesiastical -- The First Universalist Society in Waitsfield; The Union Meeting-house Society in Waitsfield; Baptist Society; Episcopal Church; Wesleyan Methodist Society; Waitsfield Unity Society
Chapter 13 - Education
Chapter 14 - Communication and Transportation
Chapter 15 - Agriculture, Commerce, Manufacturers 4
Chapter 16 - Native and Resident Professional Men and Prominent Citizens
Chapter 17 - Lodges, Societies and Other Organizations
Chapter 18 - Burial Grounds
Appendices
Genealogies

Other Publications and Information

Covered Bridges of Waitsfield, National Register Travel Itinerary
Waitsfield History, 2004, by Jan Pogue and Kevin Eurich, published in the 2004 Waitsfield Telecom phone book. (44 pages)
Gazateer Excerpt: Waitsfield, Gazetteer of Washington County, Vt. 1783-1899, transcribed by Karima Allison, 2003, posted at RootsWeb.com
History of the Town of Waitsfield 1782-1908, Matt Bushnell Jones, 1909 - Genealogies
Waitsfield Historic District - National Register Travel Itinerary
Waitsfield Town History - Central VT Chamber Web site
Waitsfield Village Walking Tour - Central VT Chamber Web site

Organizations & Agencies

Mad River Valley Rural Resource Commission
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Vermont Historical Society
Waitsfield Historical Society

Contact

Town Administrator

VALERIE J. CAPELS

Waitsfield Town Office
9 Bridge Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218
Fax: (802) 496-9284
E-mail: townadmin@madriver.com