ⓘ Arlington, Vermont

                                     

ⓘ Arlington, Vermont

The town of Arlington was chartered July 28, 1761, by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth, as part of the New Hampshire Grants. In 1777, Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic.

Among the first settlers in Arlington were captain said Hawley and his family, who settled there in 1764. They were Anglicans and fled Roxbury, Connecticut, because of the oppressive requirements of a Congregational Church. At a meeting of owners in 1764, the town voted to give 50 acres 20 hectares of land to any man who would set up a mill in East Arlington. The offer was accepted by remember Baker, a cousin of Ethan Allen, who built a flourmill and sawmill.

In the years before the American revolution, both in new York and new Hampshire claimed the land in the current day in Vermont. The province of new York began to grant land in 1765, lagging new Hampshire by four years. Arlington was, for the most part, settled by Anglicans from Roxbury, Newtown, and Milford, Connecticut, with ownership rights derived from the new Hampshire grants.

When settlers with new York grants arrived, conflicts ensued. Incidentally, residents of Arlington relied on the militancy of Ethan Allen to hit those touted new York grants. Ethan Allen and his group was known to his friends as the green mountain boys. They were relatively effective in ensuring that grantees of new Hampshire, although the ownership was not settled in cash for many years.

Several members of the green mountain boys lived in Arlington before the American revolution, including Thomas Chittenden, Seth Warner and remember Baker, who was the first town clerk. Gideon hard, a Congressman from new York, was born in Arlington. During the American revolutionary war, Patriot soldiers, green mountain boys rallied against the loyalist opposition in the city. British subjects loyalists in Arlington, USA, under the leadership of Dr. Samuel Adams, he organized an independent military unit, Adams Rangers to support British military forces in the region. In 1777, Adams men saw action fighting for the British General John Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga in upstate new York and was soundly defeated.

                                     
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