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Welcome to the Brookfield, 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 Brookfield include: Brookfield, Brookfield Center, East Brookfield, and West Brookfield.

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 Brookfield, visit their website at: Town of Brookfield

Orange County Probate Court

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

Town Library

Visit their website at: Brookfield Public Library

Brookfield History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Brookfield Floating Bridge

The first bridge was built by Luther Adams and his neighbors in 1820. The most recent bridge, built by the VT Agency of Transportation District 6 in 1978, is the seventh bridge in this location. It has been closed to vehicular traffic as it is deemed unsafe for vehicles.  To see a larger version of the photo, click on the thumbnail.

       

Brookfield Historical Society

Visit their website at: Brookfield Historical Society

The society maintains the Brookfield 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.

Brookfield 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.

Brookfield Schools

Brookfield Schools

Brookfield Churches

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 Brookfield 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

Brookfield Center (Old)

                               

Brookfield Center (New)

               

East Brookfield

                           

East Hill

               

West Brookfield

                   

Other Brookfield Links

Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Brookfield.
Some Old Photos of Brookfield --  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 BoykoCyndi's List for Orange County Vermont

Bibliography

    Orange County Bibliography

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