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Mailing Address: PO Box 65, Sheldon Springs, VT 05485



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This Place Called "Sheldon"
Sheldon Town consists of many acres with many habitable areas known as villages. Each of the villages has a unique history and development. Businesses, churches, cemeteries, and multiple other locations help to define Sheldon and to speak to its history.

Sheldon Village aka "The Creek"


Sheldon Springs

First settled by Smith Olmstead and known as “Olmsted Falls,” Sheldon Springs came into existence in the late 1700s.  Olmstead was a farmer and the owner of a grist mill at the falls.  The Missisquoi River at the north end of the village provided the impetus for the settlement with its source of power.  Major Smith built the first saw mill here in 1792 capable of cutting 15,000 feet of lumber a day.  George Bancroft owned the Lime Kiln and quarry and manufactured lumber, shingles and lathes. Included within the community were one store, a Missisquoi Railroad station, and Congress Hall. A school house was erected before 1800.  The first postmaster in Sheldon Spring was William Adams appointed on June 26, 1871.

Sheldon Junction


North Sheldon

Family settlement in geographically defined areas often resulted in the area being known by that name. North Sheldon, named due to its geographic location, may well have been named for its pioneer settlers with names like Fish, Gallup, or Wilder all of who currently reside in the North Sheldon Cemetery. As its original settler, Daniel Fish, purchased several hundred acres of land. Moving from Rhode Island in 1789 he began to clear the land and settle the area.

East Sheldon




South Franklin


The Churches of Sheldon


The Sheldon Poor Farm

Articles and photos reveal an interesting history of the Poor Farm.

The Missisquoi Campground


Fire and Flood - A History of Sheldon Bridges

A review of the 7 covered bridges that spanned the Missisquoi River and Black Creek.

The Mill

A brief review of the history of the Missisquoi Pulp and Paper Company with links to interesting sites.