A Brief History of Georgia, VT
On August 17, 1763, Benning Wentworth, the governor and commander-in-chief of New Hampshire, then under the British crown, chartered the town of Georgia as part of the New Hampshire Grants. The settlement of the land was delayed until after the close of the Revolutionary War. In the spring of 1785, the first settler, William Farrand from Bennington, erected his little cabin near the lake in the extreme northwest corner. The town was organized in 1788.
Georgia remained a farm community with a population of about 1,000 people as recently as 1960.