The Town (never Township) of Swanton is an original town in Franklin Co., VT, chartered in 1763 as a NH grant.. During 1810 it would have not had the original borders as appears today : in 1846 the north half of Hog Island (W. Swanton) was ceded from Highgate to Swanton.
Within the Town of Swanton are several little villages and crossroads, such as E. Swanton, Green's Corners, Swanton Village, Swanton Falls, Swanton Hill, Maquam, Hog Island, W. Swanton, Charcoal Creek, Tabor's Point, Donaldson Point, etc, etc. The term 'Township' is never used in New England ; it suggests a different connotation from how it is used in the mid-West and West. The local Swanton Town Clerk's office maintains tax, land and vital records.
However 'township' is used right over the border in Quebec, i.e. Eastern Townships!
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