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Welcome to the Bradford, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.

Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site. Please direct your research questions to the appropriate Town Offices as listed on the town pages or to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at Vermont State Archives

Town Government

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.

Orange County Probate Court

For current information for the court, visit their website at: Orange County Probate Court

Bradford Libraries

For current information for Bradford, visit their website at: Bradford Public Library

Bradford History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Bradford Historical Society

  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

Bradford Vital Statistics

    1790 Orange County

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.

Bradford Schools

Town of Bradford - Community/Schools Option

Bradford Churches

Town of Bradford - Community/Church Option

Cemetery Information

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.

Following is a list of all cemeteries in Bradford with directions as to how to reach each one. Photos of the cemeteries are also provided. Please click on the image to see a full size view. Full listings of gravestones in each cemetery is on my list of things to do.

Cemetery Listings




Upper Plain


West Bradford


Wrights Mountain


Other Bradford Links

Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Bradford.
Some Old Photos of Bradford --  Select Map/Keyword Search and select the town.
Vermont Historical Gazetteer - Courtesy: Rod Skinner    Local History for Vermont towns.

HomePage for Upper Connecticut River Valley    Lots of other genealogical information.
Other Listings of Interest, Courtesy - Janice Boyko
Cyndi's List for Orange County Vermont


    Orange County Bibliography

Visit RootsWeb