Posts filed under: Local History

In this article we identify Charlotte School #8, aka the Mutton Hill School, located on the west side of Route 7 (Ethan Allen Highway), just north of the entrance to...
Ever wonder why Ferry Road takes such a sharp left turn as you are headed east shortly before you reach the ferry?...
Diane Leary thinks it may be genetic. That may be why she spends so much of her free time in cemeteries....
With the very real possibility that the Charlotte Fire and Rescue Service may change from a private, nonprofit organization to a municipal organization, this seems an appropriate time to look...
William Wallace Higbee’s essays, collected in Around the Mountains, are often cited as a definitive source of town history....
Enjoy a Broadway-style concert of the musical “Bright Star” in the historic Shelburne Town Hall...
In the days of the one-room schools, the parents and students were expected to shoulder the burden of hiring and boarding the teacher, and heating and maintaining the school....
It is not often a minor town can claim as a major icon a person who obtained his or her first step on the path to national notoriety in Charlotte....
“When I was old enough I was sent to the village school, which was taught by an old-time Irish ‘master’ (Mr. McNanly) … who, holding that to spare the rod...
The 1.5-mile-long peninsula now known as Thompson’s Point is a valuable town-owned asset, but it has not always been so....
Early in the history of Vermont, people placed a high value on education and developed an organization around one of the basic tenets of Vermont independence: local control....
As Charlotte became established, it made sense to divide the town into several school districts, each with its own school building, at a time when transportation around town most often...
Charlotte Grange: honoring Charlotte’s agricultural roots and helping to build a resilient future for all...
The first permanent settlers came to Charlotte in 1784, and the town, once established, grew quickly....
Charlotte Grange: Our Values and Vision - Welcome to our new monthly column.  We hope you will enjoy learning more about the Charlotte Grange and how it is building on...
Two journalists from The Burlington Weekly Free Press traveled to Rutland in January 1847 to report on the new railroad’s stockholders meeting and spent two days bumping and lurching in...
Burlington Free Press, August 8, 1905 -  A horrible accident occurred here this afternoon… [Frank W. Weston and his son, Leslie Earl Weston] were driving from the north,...
In 1863, Rev. Bernice Darwin Ames wrote Charlotte’s history for Abby Hemenway’s Vermont Historical Gazetteer. “Hon. John A. Kasson is one of the most distinguished men Charlotte has produced....
No person should be restricted or defined by disabilities. Society seems to have few expectations of people with disabilities such as deafness, perhaps ascribing a lack of ability to overcome...
Cyrus Prindle was born in Charlotte on May 6, 1838, son of George and Louisa (Harris) Prindle. His father died on Cyrus’s fifth birthday May 6, 1843, aged 34 years....