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Addison, Vermont

Addison county. This is supposed to be the first place settled by the whites, in this state, west of the mountains. The town is pleasantly located on the east side of lake Champlain, and nearly opposite to Crown Point in the state of New York. At this place the lake is about 3 miles broad. The French, it is said, commenced a settlement here in 1731; the same year that they erected a fort at Crown Point. The English came here about 1770. Otter Creek passes into the town, but affords no important mill sites. The surface of the town is low and level. Mill and Pike rivers, are small streams, which fall into the lake opposite to Crown Point. This town lies about 12 miles W.N.W. from Middlebury, and 40 W.S.W. from Montpelier. Population 1830, 1,306.

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