COUNTY JUDGES AND OFFICERS
Hon. James R. Dean Mahoney
Anne M. Conway
Walter J. Pomroy
Roger Marcoux, Jr.
Richard A. Westman
SUPERIOR COURT OF VERMONT
Lamoille County Courthouse
154 Main Street
Hyde Park , VT 05655
Courthouse Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LAMOILLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
HYDE PARK, VERMONT
Lamoille was the last county to be organized in Vermont and was created by the Vermont General Assembly in 1832. After considerable rivalry, Hyde Park, whose charter dates back to 1790, was selected as the shire town over more populous town competitors.
The first courthouse was built in 1836 by the inhabitants of the town. It was a wood structure containing a convenient court room, a jury room, the county clerk’s office and the office of the probate judge. Like many of the old courthouses, the jail was attached in the right-hand wing with the judge’s chambers on the left. The first term of the court was held in 1837.
This first courthouse burned down in 1910, a disastrous fire described in the Morrisville News and Chronicle newspaper as “one of the worst fires in Lamoille County.” The fire started in the jail and continued to spread, destroying eighteen houses, including the church next door.
Not daunted by this disaster, the public-spirited citizens of the town formed a “Village Improvement Society” and sold shares to rebuild the courthouse and the village. Again, there was a great controversy as to the location of the new courthouse. However, Hyde Park won out a second time. The News and Chronicle proclaimed the new courthouse to be one of the finest in the State.
An interesting piece of history from the earlier years, still hangs in the County Clerk’s office in a framed picture with the following inscription:
FREE SOIL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
All the Democratic Freeman of the County of Lamoille who are in favor of a Free Government, Free Men, and Free Discussion, opposed to the further extension of the institution of slavery into the Free Territory, are requested to meet in Mass Convention at the Court House in Hyde Park on the 29th of July, 10:00 o’clock A. M. for the purpose of consultation and action and of the purpose of taking such measures as may be thought proper in the present crisis. All who wish to perpetuate freedom rather than slavery are invited to attend. July 12, 1848.
PLACE MARKER: Renovation and Expansion of Courthouse 2015 -2016
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Location: 3996 VT Route 109, Belvidere, VT 05442
Mailing Address: 3996 VT Route 109, Belvidere, VT 05442
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Location: 85 Church Street, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 127, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
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Location: 1175 VT Route 12, Lake Elmore, VT 05657
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Location: 344 VT Route 15W, Hyde Park, VT 05655
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 98, Hyde Park, VT 05655
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Location: 43 Portland Street, Morristown, VT 05661
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Location: 28 Railroad Street, Wolcott, VT 05680
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100, Wolcott, VT 05680
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Location: Akeley Memorial Building, 67 Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
Mailing Address: P.O. 248, Stowe, VT 05672
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