Alburgh (formerly Alburg) is a town in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States, founded in 1781 by Ira Allen. Alburgh is a village in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The New England town is the basic unit of local government in each of the six New England states Grand Isle County is a County located in the US state of Vermont. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Ira Allen ( April 21, 1751 - January 7, 1814) was one of the founders of Vermont and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys The population was 1,952 at the 2000 census. Alburgh is on the Alburgh Tongue, a peninsula extending from Canada into Lake Champlain, and lies on the only road-based route across Lake Champlain to New York state north of Addison, Vermont. Lake Champlain (French lac Champlain) is a natural freshwater Lake in North America, located mainly within the borders of the United States New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Addison is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. It was founded October 14, 1761. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
In April of 2006, the Vermont Board of Libraries (in its capacity as the authority on Vermont place-names) approved Alburgh's request to change its name from Alburg to Alburgh after a majority vote on town meeting day. The name had been changed in the 1800s by the US Post Office against the town's wishes and now has finally reverted after years of requests. 
A two-league strip between Missiquoi Bay and Chambly River (now Richelieu River) north of the Alburgh tongue was granted by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, and Intendant of New France Gilles Hocquart to Seigneur François Foucault on April 3, 1733 (ratified by the King of France April 6, 1734). The Richelieu River is a river in Quebec, Canada. It flows from Lake Champlain about 171 km (106 miles north ending into the St Charles de la Boische Marquis de Beauharnois ( c[[ 2 October]] 1671 &ndash 12 July 1749) was a French Naval officer who served as Governor New France was governed by three rulers the governor, the bishop and the Intendant, all appointed by the King and sent from France Gilles Hocquart (1694 &ndash 1 April 1783) was from France and minor nobility Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1733 ( MDCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1734 ( MDCCXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Other seigniories (in particular the Seigniory de la Fontaine to the south) were granted but were not settled. Janvrin Dufresne surveyed the land for the government and submitted his report on June 14 1737 that the seignories were not settled. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Foucault thence resubmitted his application to the land in March 1739 (requesting an extension of one league to the south), having established Missiskouy (Missiquoi) Village with six inhabitants. The Missiquoi or the Missisquoi are a Native American tribe located in the Wabanaki region of what now is northern Vermont and southern On May 10, 1741, the seigniories were deemed forfeited for lack of settlement; on May 1, 1743, Foucault's application was accepted (ratified by the King March 25, 1745). Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Year 1741 ( MDCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1743 ( MDCCXLIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Year 1745 ( MDCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a In 1744, Foucault petitioned to extend his seigniory over the entire peninsula to a total length of five leagues and including the former seigniory de la Fontaine; the petition was granted November 1, 1744. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi By 1747, however, the peninsula was abandoned by any European settlers.
In 1763 at the end of the French and Indian War, New France was ceded to Great Britain. The French and Indian War (1754&ndash1763 was the North American chapter of the Seven Years' War. The Viceroyalty of New France (Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the General James Murray purchased the lands including Foucault's seigniory, and his nephew Richard Murray granted a 99-year lease of the seigniory to Colonel Henry Caldwell in 1774. James Murray (21 January 1721 Ballencrieff East Lothian, Scotland &ndash 18 June 1794 Battle East Sussex) was a British military officer 
Alburgh was charted February 23, 1781 by Ira Allen and 64 others. Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1781 ( MDCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Ira Allen ( April 21, 1751 - January 7, 1814) was one of the founders of Vermont and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys Allen paid for the charting and the name of the town is probably derived from "Allensburgh".
In 1781 Allen was part of the commission that negotiated the Vermont-New York boundary, placing the Alburgh Tongue in Vermont. In 1783 the Canada–United States border was established at the 45th parallel north, making the Vermonter claims to the land undisputed. The Canada – United States border is the international Border between Canada and the United States. The 45th parallel north is a Circle of latitude that is 45 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 8 square miles (126. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 4 km²), of which, 29. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3 square miles (75. 9 km²) of it is land and 19. 5 square miles (50. 5 km²) of it (39. 96%) is water. Like Alaska; Point Roberts, Washington; Elm Point, Minnesota; and the Northwest Angle, Alburgh can only be reached by crossing water by bridge or boat or by driving overland through Canada. Point Roberts is a small Census-designated place in Whatcom County Washington, United States. Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Elm Point Minnesota, in Lake of the Woods County, is a small cape and a United States practical Exclave, southwest of the Northwest Angle. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The Northwest Angle, known simply as the Angle by locals and coterminous with Angle Township, is a part of northern Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota There are bridges to Rouses Point, New York (U.S. Route 2) and Swanton, Vermont, as well as to North Hero island to the southeast; Isle La Motte lies to the southwest. Rouses Point is a Village in Clinton County, New York, United States. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous US Route 2 is an east-west US Highway spanning across the northern continental United States. Swanton is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. North Hero is a town in and the shire town ( County seat) of Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States. Isle La Motte is an island and town in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,952 people, 791 households, and 529 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 66. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6 people per square mile (25. 7/km²). There were 1,259 housing units at an average density of 43. 0/sq mi (16. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96. 67% White, 1. 95% Native American, 0. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States 15% Asian, and 1. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America 20% of the population.
There were 791 households out of which 31. 2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55. 4% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 7. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33. 1% were non-families. 26. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 47 and the average family size was 2. 97.
The age distribution was 25. 4% under the age of 18, 7. 2% from 18 to 24, 28. 8% from 25 to 44, 24. 6% from 45 to 64, and 14. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100. 8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99. 0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,148, and the median income for a family was $39,783. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,285. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 10. 8% of families and 12. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 4% of those under age 18 and 13. 9% of those age 65 or over.