On November 6, 1780, the General Assembly of the Independent Republic of Vermont granted Dr. Moses Morse his petition to establish a land grant in the north central part of the State. Governor Thomas Chittenden issued the Town's Charter on August 24, 1781. By 1791, there were 10 inhabitants that had moved from New York, and Massachusetts and 2 Native American Indians from the St. Regis Tribe. By 1795, there were enough settlers to establish a tavern that held the first school, a town house and a brick church. It is the only town in the county that has gained in population by every census but one since it was created. In the late 19th century, much of the growth was directly related to the arrival of the railroad that also helped to create the unique style of architecture seen about town.
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