Like many Stowe Area towns, Hyde Park is a small town with a rich history.
The Town of Hyde Park was established by a charter granted by Governor Thomas Chittenden in 1781 to soldiers of the American Revolution. One of those soldiers was Captain Jedidiah Hyde.
There is some debate about the town name, however. Some say it harkens back to two other fashionable Hydes: Hyde Park, a popular recreation spot for Londoners of the time; and New Yorks, Hyde Park, on the Hudson. Others say its about hides: at one time Hyde Park was a major tanning center and at one time was one of the largest dealers in hides and skins in the world.
The Town was officially organized in 1791 after Vermont became the 14th state, and in 1836 it became the Shire Town (county seat) of the then newly formed Lamoille County.
The population as of the 2000 census was less than 3,000 souls. Despite its small size, Hyde Park is the home of a lively Opera House, charming B&Bs, and countless outdoor activities.
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For more information about Hyde Park history visit:
- The Vermont Historical Society http://vermonthistory.org