Bradford, Vermont - Home Page
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Villages and hamlets in Bradford include: Bradford, Bradford Center, West Bradford, South Bradford, Goshen, and Lower Plain.
It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.For current information for Bradford, visit their website at: Town of Bradford This website is temporarily down. due to new requirements from the. State of Vermont. regarding changes to the. Open Meeting Law.
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Orange County Probate Court
For current information for Bradford, visit their website at: Bradford Public Library
Woods Academy Building, 172 North Main
Street, Bradford, VT 05033
Mailing Address: PO Box 424, Bradford, VT 05033
Phone: (802) 222-4423
Website:Bradford Historical Society
Email: Lawrence Coffin, President
Hours and Admission: March-December; Friday, 10:00 AM - noon, or by appointment.
The museum is handicapped accessible by elevator. There is a museum of local interest in the old Academy Building (1893), now used as the town hall and other offices. Collections include costumes, documents, photographs, schoolbooks, farm tools, and souvenirs of local businesses.
Mr. Coffin also does a monthly local history column entitled "In Times Past" in the Journal-Opinion that covers Thetford, W. Fairlee,
Fairlee, Corinth, Topsham, Bradford, Newbury, Groton and Ryegate as well as the neighboring towns in Grafton, Co.
He has also posted 40 plus articles on his blog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Census reporting ends with the 1820 census. There were over 50 separate items of data gathered in the 1830 census. That fact and that names are not in alphabetical order make it impractical to report later years.
Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws
Orange County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.