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Welcome to the Strafford, 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 Strafford include: Old City, South Strafford, and Strafford.

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 Strafford, visit their website at: Town of Strafford

Orange County Probate Court

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

Strafford Library

Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, VT 05072, 802-765-4037
Website: Morrill Memorial - Harris Library

Strafford History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

   Justin Morrill Homestead  

Strafford Historical Society

Meeting Room, Brick Store, The Common, Strafford, VT  05072
Mailing Address: PO Box 100, Strafford, VT 05072
Phone: (802) 765-4379

Visit: Strafford Historical Society
Email: Bob Johnston, President (802) 765-4057

The society uses the lovely, large room located to the rear of the post office in the Brick Store in the upper village.

Hours and Admission: March 1 - Dec. 30: Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 am - noon.  Admisssion is free.

Strafford Vital Information

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.

1790 Orange County

Strafford Churches

    United Church of Strafford

    Unitarian Universalist Society of Strafford

Strafford Schools

Town of Strafford (Select Town Information)

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 Strafford 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







Esther Bacon

Said to be in Lot# 42, First Division. Must be researched.


Gove Hill


Levi Bacon

Said to be in Lot# 44, First Division. Must be researched.

Old City




Zebulon Flanders

Other Stratford Links

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