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More on Vermont's Lotting Plans
The original land grants in the towns

Lotting Plans are the original "subdivision maps" for the towns. Typically made in the earliest days of the town's existence, often before any settlers, these maps divided up the township into smaller parcels of a few hundred acres each, so the lots could be sold or given to private individuals. A typical late 1700s lotting plan divides a town into a checkerboard of  rectangular lots, each numbered by "lot and range". These maps are important today because the old lot lines are often land boundaries today, and many documents, such as deeds and highway layouts, refer to the old lots.

Most of the original lotting plans were town maps - not made by the state. Where they exist, it is often in town halls, sometimes in such unusual forms as ink-on-sheepskin. There is no known inventory of all of these original lotting plans, but a very useful resource is a listing made of the copies at the Department of Forest and Parks. That agency, starting in the mid 1900s, had a program of copying every map that they could, and, in most cases, recording the source. These maps form the core of the Vermont State Archives's collection of lotting plans.  The list below is provided as an aid to those doing research into the original lots.

Cautionary Note:   Lotting plans have been widely copied and re-copied over the years. Many of the Forest and Parks plans (and thus the Vermont Archives plans) are second and third generation copies.  In other words, they are copies of copies. And, the Forests and Parks copyists often changed the map's scales and added features to their copies, so these maps should be used with care.  This is not to take away from the enormous value of the work of that agency, but is to caution the user to realize that they are not looking at original documents.

 Click Here to learn about the "Crafts" plans of the Northeast Vermont towns

A Listing of all the Vermont Lotting Plans acquired by the
Vermont Department of Forests and Parks.

This appears to be the most complete listing available for these early maps.  Most (perhaps all) of the Forests and Parks
maps are copies. This listing is organized by County (counties are numbered from 1-14.)

6        
7   Townname Mat'l Origin
101   ADDISON Linen Orig in TC's Office
102   BRIDPORT ---- ----
103   BRISTOL Linen Orig in TC's Office
104   CORNWALL ---- ----
105   FERRISBURG Mylar Also pencil on Mylar from orig, orig in TC's Office
106   GOSHEN Linen (2) ----
107   GRANVILLE Linen Also old blue and paper composites showing Granville, Hancock, Rochester, Pittsfield & Chittenden
108   HANCOCK Linen (2) ----
109   LEICESTER ---- ----
110   LINCOLN Linen From Sheldon's plan
111   MIDDLEBURY (part) Linen From photostat of old map
112   MONKTON Sepia & Mylar From "History of Monkton, Vt." 1734-1961
113   NEW HAVEN ---- ----
114   ORWELL Mylar & Photostat ----
114   ORWELL Mylar Town Plat, (Village)
115   PANTON ---- ----
116   RIPTON Linen 1903, J. S. Chandler
117   SALISBURY ---- ----
118   SHOREHAM ---- ----
119   STARKSBORO Linen Calfskin in TC's Office
119   STARKSBORO Mylar Compiled by Fred E. Dwinell from S. G. notes & orig surveys
120   VERGENNES ---- ----
121   WALTHAM ---- ----
122   WEYBRIDGE Linen ----
123   WHITING ---- ----
       
       
201   ARLINGTON ---- ----
202   BENNINGTON Linen (2) ?
203   DORSET (part) Linen Ely part next Peru
204   GLASTENBURY Linen From map in Highway Commissioner's office - Bennington
205   LANDGROVE ---- ----
206   MANCHESTER Mylar & Linen ?
207   PERU Linen ?
208   POWNAL ---- ----
209   READSBORO Linen ?
210   RUPERT ---- ----
211   SANDGATE ---- ----
212   SEARSBURG Linen (2) ?
213   SHAFTSBURY Linen (2) Photo of orig, Shaftsbury TC's Office
214   STAMFORD Linen From orig, location unknown
215   SUNDERLAND Linen From orig, (%)
216   WINHALL Linen ?
217   WOODFORD Linen ?
       
       
301   BARNET Linen (2) One from Whitelaw
301   BARNET Linen Topography & lots from Vt. Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
302   BURKE Linen W. J. Smith - 1929
302   BURKE Linen (2) Parts ely end joining Victory
303   DANVILLE Linen Traced from Town Records
304   GROTON (several) Linen & Blueprints (several) Harris Gore & Groton
305   HARDWICK Linen From orig, (1788)
306   KIRBY Linen ?
307   LYNDON Linen Paul Reed
308   NEWARK Linen (3) ?
309   PEACHAM Linen (2) ?
310   RYEGATE Linen From Whitelaw
311   ST. JOHNSBURY Linen Humphrey's 1878 plan
312   SHEFFIELD Linen ?
313   STANNARD Linen ?
314   SUTTON Linen ?
315   WALDEN Linen From "Town Records"
316   WATERFORD Linen ?
317   WHEELOCK Linen From orig, Darmouth College
       
       
401   BOLTON Linen ?
401   BOLTON (New Huntington) Linen F. H. Dewart
401   BOLTON (partial) Blueprint Ira Thorp
402   BURLINGTON Linen 1796 Survey
402   BURLINGTON Photostat 1836 - John Johnson, Surveyor General
403   CHARLOTTE ---- ----
404   COLCHESTER Linen 1802 - N. Baker, survey
404   COLCHESTER Paper (2) 1802 - N. Baker, survey
404   COLCHESTER Photostat (4) ?
405   ESSEX Paper & Linen Beers, Ellis & Soule
406   HINESBURG Paper & Linen Beers, Ellis & Soule
407   HUNTINGTON (New Huntington 401) Linen F. H. Dewart
407   HUNTINGTON (some errors) Linen ?
408   JERICHO Paper & Linen Beers, Ellis & Soule
409   MILTON Paper & Linen S. G. State papers
410   RICHMOND Sepia & Paper Orig with Highway Dept.
411   ST. GEORGE ---- ----
412   SHELBURNE Linen True copy Ira Allen map
413   SO. BURLINGTON Linen & Paper Beers, Ellis & Soule
414   UNDERHILL Linen & Mylar ?
415   WESTFORD Linen & Paper Beers, Ellis & Soule
416   WILLISTON Paper & Linen Beers, Ellis & Soule
417   BUELS GORE (& AVERS GORE) Linen Compiled by Norman E. Greene
418   BUELS GORE Paper Avery conveyances
419   WINOOSKI ---- ----
       
       
501   BLOOMFIELD Linen & Paper ?
502   BRIGHTON Linen ?
503   BRUNSWICK Linen ?
504   CANAAN Linen ?
505   CONCORD Linen ?
506   EAST HAVEN Linen ?
506   EAST HAVEN & VICTORY Linen Crafts
507   GRANBY Linen (2) ?
508   GUILDHALL Linen ?
509   LEMINGTON Linen ?
510   LUNENBURG Linen ?
511   MAIDSTONE Linen & Blueprint ?
512   NORTON (part) Linen ?
513   VICTORY Linen Victory Lumber Co.
514   AVERY'S GORE Linen ?
515   LEWIS Linen ?
516   WARREN'S GORE ---- (never lotted)
517   WARNER'S GRANT ---- (never lotted)
518   FERDINAND Linen ?
518   FERDINAND, BRUNSWICK & MAIDSTONE Linen ?
519   AVERILL Linen ?
519   ESSEX COUNTY, CANAAN, LEMINGTON, BLOOMFIELD, AVERILL, NORTON, WARNERS GRANT, WARRENS GORE, AVERYS GORE, % MORGAN, BRUNSWICK, FERDINAND, BRIGHTON Linen ?
519   ESSEX COUNTY - AVERILL, LEWIS, % FERDINAND, MORGAN Linen ?
       
       
601   BAKERSFIELD Linen Dewart
602   BERKSHIRE Linen ?
603   ENOSBURG Linen From orig in TC's Office
604   FAIRFAX Linen Dewart
605   FAIRFIELD (& SMITHFIELD) Linen Dewart
606   FLETCHER Linen Dewart
607   FRANKLIN Paper Joseph Beeman, 1838
608   GEORGIA Linen Dewart
609   HIGHGATE Linen John Johnson, County Surveyor
610   MONTGOMERY Linen & Paper F. H. Dewart
611   RICHFORD Linen F. H. Dewart
613   ST. ALBANS Paper F. H. Dewart, ancient plan
614   SHELDON Paper Tim Rogers, orig surveyor
615   SWANTON Linen ?
616   AVERYS GORE Paper, Mylar (2) & Linen ----
       
       
701   ALBURG Linen ?
702   GRAND ISLE Paper F. H. Dewart
703   ISLE LAMOTTE Mylar F. H. Dewart
704   NORTH HERO ---- ----
705   SOUTH HERO Linen F. H. Dewart
       
       
801   BELVIDERE Linen ?
802   CAMBRIDGE Linen Louis B. Puffer, C. E. 1935
803   EDEN Mylar F. H. Dewart
804   ELMORE Linen From TC's copy
804   ELMORE (E. ELMORE) Linen W. W. Ainsworth, Surveyor, 1882
804   ELMORE Paper (4) National Park Service, ownerships & lots, 1935
805   HYDE PARK Linen Secretary States Office
806   JOHNSON Linen ?
807   MORRISTOWN Linen ?
808   STOWE Linen F. H. Dewart
808   STOWE (Sterling Town) Linen H. A. Waterman, 1881
808   STOWE (Sterling Town) Linen Ira Thorp, 1890
808   STOWE (Sterling Town) Portion only Linen ?
808   STOWE (Mansfield town) Linen From orig
808   STOWE (Mansfield town) Mylar From old linen orig?
808   STOWE (Mansfield town) Linen F. H. Dewart
808   STOWE (Stowe Forks area) Blueprint ?
808   STOWE (Smugglers Notch lots) Linen H. H. Squire, 1927
808   STOWE (Mansfield Lots) Pencil on tissue ?
808   STOWE (Stowe, Worcester town line) Linen 1913 map & survey by Ira Thorpe & John Webster
809   WATERVILLE Mylar ?
810   WOLCOTT Paper From map in TC's Office
       
       
901   BRADFORD ---- ----
902   BRAINTREE Linen F. H. Dewart
903   BROOKFIELD Linen 1789, Noah Paine, City surveyor
904   CHELSEA Linen From proprietor's plan
905   CORINTH Mylar F. H. Dewart (original map, 1790)
906   FAIRLEE (& WEST FAIRLEE) Linen ?
907   NEWBURY 8 1/2 x 11, Linen Benj. Whiting, 1769
907   NEWBURY Linen From Whiting, Coleman, Baldwin & Whitelaw plans
907   NEWBURY (varient) Linen 100 acre lots, Whitelaw
908   ORANGE Linen F. H. Dewart
909   RANDOLPH Linen H. W. McIntyre, 1898, from old plan
910   STRAFFORD Mylar (2) F. H. Dewart
911   THETFORD Mylar (2 parts) Compiled from the land records by F. E. Dwinell
912   TOPSHAM Linen & Mylar From TC's maps
913   TUNBRIDGE Linen 1922 (?)
914   VERSHIRE Linen F. H. Dewart
915   WASHINGTON Linen Thos. Brown
916   (see Fairlee) ---- ----
917   WILLIAMSTOWN Linen From orig in TC's Office
       
       
1001   ALBANY Linen (2) F. H. Dewart
1002   BARTON Linen Fred M. Kimball, 1892
1003   BROWNINGTON Linen (2) F. H. Dewart
1004   CHARLESTON (formerly Navy) Linen ?
1005   COVENTRY Linen From map w/ TC, 1945
1006   CRAFTSBURY Linen ?
1007   DERBY Linen From TC's old map
1008   GLOVER Linen Sam'l Crafts
1009   GREENSBORO Linen ?
1010   HOLLAND Linen ?
1011   IRASBURG Linen 1896 map in TC's Office
1012   JAY Linen Atlas Plywood map
1013   LOWELL Linen ?
1014   MORGAN Linen ?
1014   MORGAN Linen E. McCourt Macy, I. P. Co
1016   NEWPORT Linen (2) From orig in TC's Office
1017   TROY Paper From Sam'l Crafts plan
1018   WESTFIELD Mylar (2) From sketch in TC's Office
1019   WESTMORE Linen ?
       
       
1101   BENSON Linen & Mylar ?
1102   BRANDON ---- ----
1103   CASTLETON ---- ----
1104   CHITTENDEN (Philadelphia) Linen Surveyor General, Eleazer Keeler
1104   CHITTENDEN Linen E. McCourt Macy
1105   CLARENDON ---- ----
1106   DANBY ---- ----
1107   FAIR HAVEN ---- ----
1108   HUBBARDTON ---- ----
1109   IRA ---- ----
1110   MENDON Linen ?
1110   MENDON (Parkers Gore) Linen Surveyed by Teare & Macy, 1904
1111   MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS ---- ----
1112   MOUNT HOLLY Linen Tracing from old worn out map on brown paper - A. C. Grover, C. E.
1113   MOUNT TABOR Linen Emporium Lumber Co.
1114   PAWLET ---- ----
1115   PITTSFIELD Linen ?
1115   PITTSFIELD Paper From Green Mountain National Forest Map
1116   PITTSFORD ---- ----
1117   POULTNEY ---- ----
1118   PROCTOR (See Rutland & Pittsfield) ---- ----
1119   RUTLAND CITY ---- ----
1120   RUTLAND - 2 parts Linen Supposedly from orig
1121   SHERBURNE Linen (2) From copy of orig, see Emery, 1898
1121   SHERBURNE (Parkers Gore) Linen From linen orig in TC's Office
1121   SHERBURNE (Parkers Gore & no town area) Linen From old pencil on cardboard map in  TC's Office
1122   SHREWSBURY Linen F. H. Dewart
1123   SUDBURY Linen From photostat of orig
1124   TINMOUTH Linen, Photostat & Sepia Dewart
1125   WALLINGFORD Linen Copy of Parchment plan - 1795 by L. A. Croft
1126   WELLS ---- ----
1127   WEST HAVEN ---- ----
1128   WEST RUTLAND (see Rutland) ---- ----
       
       
1202   BARRE TOWN Linen (2) ?
1203   BERLIN Linen ?
1204   CABOT Linen (2) E. Gilman, Marshfield
1204   CABOT Linen ?
1205   CALAIS Linen ?
1206   DUXBURY Linen F. H. Dewart
1208   FAYSTON Linen ?
1209   MARSHFIELD Linen F & P (?)
1209   MARSHFIELD, 2 parts Linen From orig by E. Gilman, Marshfield
1209   MARSHFIELD (reduction) Mylar Reduction of E. Gilman map by M. Burns
1210   MIDDLESEX Linen (2) ?
1211   MONTPELIER (includes East Montpelier) Linen Plotted 1916 by Geo. A. Reed from Orig records
1212   MORETOWN Linen ?
1213   NORTHFIELD Linen (2) From blueprint in TC's Office
1214   PLAINFIELD Linen ?
1215   ROXBURY Linen TC - H. H. Squire
1216   WAITSFIELD Linen ?
1217   WARREN Linen From Flint, 1902, tracing of old plan and field book of second Div.
1218   WATERBURY Linen (3) ?
1219   WOODBURY Linen F. H. Dewart
1220   WORCESTER Linen & Mylar ?
       
       
1301   ATHENS Linen Copy of orig by S. Dauchy
1302   BRATTLEBORO Linen Judge H. H. Wheeler, 1891
1303   BROOKLINE ---- ----
1304   DOVER Linen From the History of Dover
1305   DUMMERSTON Linen & Paper F. H. Dewart
1306   GRAFTON Linen (2) ?
1306   GRAFTON ---- Xerox of map showing variations from above
1307   GUILFORD Linen Nathan Dwight, Surveyor
1307   GUILFORD Paper Xerox w/proprietors
1308   HALIFAX ---- ----
1309   JAMAICA Linen ?
1310   LONDONDERRY Linen ?
1311   MARLBORO Linen (2) ?
1311   MARLBORO Blueprint Lots, physical & cultural features (?)
1312   NEWFANE Linen N. Y. plan taken Apr. 30, 1773, Chas. Baker
1313   PUTNEY (circa 1800) Linen Lots, physical & cultural features
1314   ROCKINGHAM Linen (2) ?
1315   SOMERSET Linen ?
1315   SOMERSET (S. E. part) Linen ?
1316   STRATTON Linen ?
1317   TOWNSHEND ---- ----
1318   VERNON Linen From orig surveyor, Phineas Munn, 1777
1319   WARDSBORO ---- ----
1320   WESTMINSTER Linen From 1772 map
1321   WHITINGHAM ---- ----
1322   WILMINGTON Linen Copied from orig in 1848
1323   WINDHAM Linen From parchment in TC's Office
       
       
1401   ANDOVER (and E. part Weston) Linen F. H. Dewart
1401   ANDOVER (and E. part Weston) Linen ? has roads
1402   BALTIMORE (see Cavendish) ---- ----
1403   BARNARD (differing versions) Linen ?
1403   BARNARD Linen C. R. Co. map
1404   BETHEL Linen (Dewart) - from orig in TC's Office
1405   BRIDGEWATER (no Lotting) Blueprint Int. Paper & C. R. Co. lands
1406   CAVENDISH Linen ?
1407   CHESTER ---- ----
1408   HARTFORD ---- ----
1409   HARTLAND ---- ----
1410   LUDLOW Linen ?
1411   NORWICH Linen F. H. Dewart
1412   PLYMOUTH Linen F. H. Dewart
1413   POMFRET ---- ----
1414   READING Linen ?
1415   ROCHESTER Linen John Chaffee, 1854
1415   ROCHESTER Blueprint Lots I. P. & C. R. Co.
1416   ROYALTON ---- ----
1417   SHARON Linen From orig in TC's Office
1418   SPRINGFIELD Linen From town history - enlargement
1419   STOCKBRIDGE Linen (2) F. H. Dewart
1419   STOCKBRIDGE Mylar Lots & physical & cultural features, E. McMacy
1419   STOCKBRIDGE Paper Plan of ministerial land on Right #20
1420   WEATHERSFIELD Mylar Lots & physical & cultural features
1420   WEATHERSFIELD ---- ----
1421   WESTON (see also 1401) Linen From G. M. N. F. map
1422   WEST WINDSOR Linen ?
1423   WINDSOR Linen ?
1423   WINDSOR & WEST WINDSOR Linen ?
1424   WOODSTOCK Linen Portion only.  Compiled from town history.  N. E. Greene
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Revised: 06/10/16
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