Corinth Charter, dated February 4, 1764
GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of GOD, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, Etc., to all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting.
…So goes Gov. Benning Wentworth’s 1764 Charter to Corinth for its settling and habitation, for which the 68 original grantees would pay a rent of one ear of Indian Corn annually. Our town has seen a lot of changes since then, of course, but we are still rural in nature, still abundant with rivers and undeveloped woodlands, still proud of being a little bit different. As it says in our exceptional town history, published in 1964 to commemorate our bicentennial, “It is not every man’s lot to gain Corinth.”
(As noted on the charter, above, Vermont was part of New Hampshire)
UPDATED INDEX FOR ‘HISTORY OF CORINTH’ BOOK
SUPPLEMENT YOUR READING with this very complete and long-awaited index for the book, History of Corinth, Vermont: 1764-1964, courtesy of Jen Spanier–just updated for 2016. Download here [pdf]. The book, History of Corinth, is available for purchase at the Town Hall.
Celebrating 250 Years
2014–Corinth has celebrated its 250th anniversary with a bounty of events throughout the year, including a hot and steamy chili cookoff, exquisite birthday cake presented at the annual Town Meeting, a summer long self-guided historic buildings tour, old home days, whirling traditional New England dance, and so much more. Enjoy the photos! …