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Grafton Vermont a town full of history and much going on today. Grafton is set in the hills of Vernomt and like many small towns in Vermont it has a feeling of slowing down and smelling the flowers.

A LOOK AT GRAFTON, A SMALL TOWN WITH MUCH TO OFFER

A POEM FROM A CHILD IN GRAFTON

The early settlers once were here
We hold their memory very dear
Though they’ve come and gone
They will always belong
Grafton may be small to the eye
But our history will never die
By Stacey St. Lawrence Class of 2000
Village Elementary School

A LITTLE HISTORY

Grafton's history dates back to 1754 when the town was given the name Thomlinson and was granted its first charter by Benning Wentworth , the governor of New Hampshire. On Oct.31 1791 the settlers felt the name should be changed. The privilege of renaming the town was sold at public auction to Joseph Axtell for the high bid of five dollars and a jug of rum. He renamed the town in honor of his Massachusetts hometown. Thus Grafton was born.

THE EARLY SETTLERS

The leading settlers of Grafton were lured with promises of hilly affordable land that could be used for farming. Like many new settlers these families worked hard to clear land and build a life for themselves. By 1780 they had their first town meeting in which it was decreed that, “Hogs can no longer run at large”.

GRAFTON NOW

The tree lined road to Grafton truly gives you a taste of Vermont. Grafton is a quaint town with a population of 600 people. The lovely village green and brick church were built in 1833 by the Congregationalists. The Old Tavern Inn, Grafton Cheese Co. and other historic sites make this a favorite place to visit.

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