1841-1915. Founded in 1841 on Seneca St, Vernon in a location that is now Dick Stanton Realty (2022) and before that was a furniture store, preceded by the Vernon Garage. Ard Judson moved from CT to Westmoreland, where he learned the carriage trade in Utica. He moved to Vernon in 1841 and established the carriage works. His sons Ard Jr. and William Ard Judson became partners. With the death of William 1914, and the increasing popularity of the automobile, the business closed in 1915.
The first Methodist churc in the Vernon area, founded by a group of Vernon Center families. First erected a building in the Vernon Center Green in 1828. Later moved to its present site. Tower rebuilt in 1850 after a lightning strike. Renovated around 1880. New parish house built in rear for $4,000 in 1929 by Oscar F. Law, as well as a new pipe organ and an indoor toilet for the parsonage next door.
Began in what was Pettibone Hall on Main Street (Youngs Rd), with Rev. S.J. Cannane. When Holy Family Church in Vernon was built, former St. Agnes building became Vernon Center's Fire Department
The current building was dedicated March 2, 1893.
in 1875, the various Vernon Village district schools (5,7,10) and the Vernon Academy joined into one public school system. It took over the stone Vernon Academy building. An annex was added in 1898, a wood framed portion was added in 1912. It became a high school in 1901. The building was replaced between 1914-1916, with the frame portion moved up the street to become a two family house.
The first school classes in the Town of Vernon were held by teacher Mr. Sessions in Vernon Center in the late 1790s. They met locally in a log cabin, until the meeting house in the Green was built. A one room schoolhouse was later built next to the Green, at the site of the present day (2020) Vernon Center Post Office. The building became a 2-room schoolhouse in 1896, as several Vernon Center schoolhouses were united. Students attended there through 1960.
The first frame school in Vernon was constructed around 1798, facing east, on a "Gospel Lot" on Seneca St east of the present fire house. It was replaced in 1817 by a red brick building, which was shared with the Masonic Lodge and later also the Odd Fellows. It was located where the present Baptist Church services wing is as of 2020. The records for it began in 1813. In 1875, it became part of the Vernon Union Free School district.
William and Ruth Root deeded land to the trustees of District No. 1 for a school. It was likely near Heinigs corners (Peterboro and Youngs) where the Roots and Sherman's lived, and which then had more houses and a factory. (Per Kitson's Pioneers of Vernon)