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Some Interesting Facts About the Origin of Washington County and its Towns

Source: “Some Interesting Facts About the Origin of Washington County and its Towns,” New England Exodus (July 1965), page 90.

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Washington County was formed from Albany County as “Charlotte County” Mar. 12, 1772.  Its name was changed in April 2, 1784 to Washington County.  Clinton County was taken off in 1778; the easterly portion ceded to Vermont in 1790; a strip along its southern border annexed from Albany February 7, 1791 and Warren County taken off in 1813.

ARGYLE was granted by patent Mar. 13, 1764 and formed as a town Mar. 23, 1786. […]

FORT ANN was formed as Westfield Mar. 23, 1786. […]

KINGSBURY, incorporated by patent May 18, 1762, recognized as a town Mar. 23, 1786.  Meetings were held by Protestant Episcopal and Baptist Churches as early as 1795.

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