736pp. 18 maps. Index. 1996 (1977).
Esther Swift's immensely popular history of every conceivable place-name in Vermont has served well an entire generation of researchers. Not only is the history of each place-name given, Mrs. Swift gives you a capsule history of the town, village or settlement involved.
Mrs. Swift demonstrates a clear and incisive grasp of the geography and history of Vermont; the infringing New Hampshire and New York patents are covered in separate appendices; and in sum this book is well-researched, well written, and well received. Another must-have tool for Vermont.