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Welcome to the Braintree, 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 Braintree include: Braintree, Braintree Center, East Braintree, Snowsville, West Braintree, and Peth.

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. I found the Assistant Town Clerk, Mary Stephen, to be very helpful and a credit to the town office. She took time to show me locations of cemeteries I was unable to locate.

For current information for Braintree, visit their website at: Town of Braintree

Orange County Probate Court

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

Nearby Public Libraries

Kimball Public Library, North Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060     (802)728-5073         4.1 miles
Website: Kimball Public Library
Email: Kimball Public Library

Brookfield Free Public Library, 40 Ralph Road; PO Box 469, Brookfield, VT 05036-0469     (802)276-3277        7.3 miles
Website: Brookfield VT Free Public Library

Braintree History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Braintree Panther

Jim Sardonis, a renowned local sculptor, was commissioned in 1991 to create a statue of a mother panther with her cubs which would be situated on the green in front of the Meetinghouse. The granite which was used came from an abandoned quarry in the town of Braintree. People are encouraged to sit on it and to climb on it. Following are photos of the statue.

        

Braintree Historical Society

   

Braintree Hill Meeting House, 2766 Braintree Hill Road, Braintree, VT    Mailing Address: 33 Old Bass Road, Braintree, VT 05060
Email: Secretary, Braintree Historical SocietyThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 802-728-5272
Contact:
Phyllis Hawley, Secretary

The society maintains the Braintree Hill Meetinghouse, erected by the Congregational Society in 1845. A museum on the ground floor contains 19th-century farm tools, domestic paraphernalia, town memorabilia, photographs, manuscript materials, and school records. Activities include Old Home Day (1st Sunday in August) and special programs.

Hours and Admission: by appointment and during scheduled events. Free. Access to the museum room is via two steps down.

Braintree 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.

Braintree Schools

It appears students from Braintree are taken to schools in the Town of Rutland,

Braintree Churches

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Route 12A, Braintree, VT 05060, Phone: 802-728-5850
Saturday Worship 9:20AM, Thursday Prayer Meeting 6:00PM

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 Braintree 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

Bass

 

Braintree Hill

           

Burridge (Thayer Brook)

           

Connecticut Corners

               

East Braintree

                           

Ford

               

Hutchinson (Peth)

                       

Ladue-Brown

                   

Larocque

       

Lower Branch

                   

Mann

                       

Mountain View

                   

Spear

                       

Other Braintree Links

Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Braintree.
Some Old Photos of Braintree --  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

Bibliography

    Orange County Bibliography

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