Histories of Bolton

A History of Bolton Vermont was written in 1989 by Gardiner Lane, a longtime and beloved Bolton resident.  Eighteen original documents are an appendix to “A History of Bolton.”

West Bolton at the Turn of the Century by Gardiner Lane

Walking Back in Time – The West Bolton History Trail

This booklet was prepared for the Vermont Army National Guard by the University of Vermont’s Consulting Archaeology Program.

 1927 Flood

Vermont PBS has granted permission for Bolton to post the 1972 documentary:  And the Water Came Down From the Hills:  The 1927 Flood  While the documentary does not address Bolton specifically, it captures the historic impact of the flood.

Thanks to the generosity of the Richmond Historical Society and the Betty Preston family Bolton received a gift of six pictures of Bolton after the November 1927 flood.



 State Register of Historic Places in Bolton

The State Register of Historic Places is the official list of Vermont’s historic places that are significant for their historic, architectural, engineering and archeological merit. Authorized by the Vermont Historic Preservation Act of 1975, 22 V.S.A. chapter 14, and administered by the Division for Historic Preservation, the State Register is part of a program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect Vermont’s historic and archeological resources. Sites and properties listed on the State Register reflect the prehistoric occupation and historical development of our nation, state, and local communities.

Over 30,000 of buildings, structures, sites and historic districts throughout Vermont are listed in the State Register. Being listed does not, in itself, impose any obligation on the property owner, or restrict the owner’s basic right to use and dispose of the property as he or she sees fit.  The state register of historic places in Bolton includes 15 sites:  State Register of Historic Sites in Bolton

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. Bolton has two places listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Preston Lafreniere Farm listed in 1999, and Honey Hollow Camp listed in 1995.

Preston Lafreniere Farm


Link to National Register of Historic Places – Preston Lafreniere Farm

Honey Hollow Camp

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Link to National Register of Historic Places – Honey Hollow Camp


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