Brookfield, Vermont - Home Page
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
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
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Orange County Probate Court
Visit their website at: Brookfield Public Library
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 was closed to vehicular traffic as it was deemed unsafe for vehicles but reopened in May 2015 after a complete rebuild. To see a larger version of the photo, click on the thumbnail.
Marvin Newton House, Ridge Road, Brookfield, VT 05041
Mailing Address: PO Box 447, Brookfield, VT 05041
Email: Gary Lord
Hours and Admission: July - August; Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM, or by appointment. Admission $2 donation. Not accessible to the disabled.
Visit their website at: Brookfield Historical SocietyThe 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.
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.