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Welcome to the Topsham, 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 Topsham include: East Topsham, Topsham Four Corners, Waits River, and West Topsham.

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 Topsham, visit their website (currently under development) at: Town of Topsham
Email:  Town of Topsham 
 

Orange County Probate Court

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

Nearby Library

The nearest public library is the Blake Memorial Library in East Corinth. See the Corinth pages for details.

Topsham History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Topsham Historical Society

Mailing Address: PO Box 64, East Topsham, VT 05076
Phone: (802) 439-6339
Contact: Bill Hodge, President

Topsham Historical Society

There is no established museum, events are announced at meetings held the third Thursday each month. Visitors by appointment.

Topsham 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

Topsham Churches

   Waits River Methodist Church

   Topsham United Presbyterian Church        Site under development
   Topsham United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 61, Topsham, VT 05076
   Phone: 802-993-5560, Rev. Albert Collins, Pastor

   West Topsham Community Church Inc, 88 East Orange Road, West Topsham, VT 05086

Topsham Schools

It appears all students go to school in nearby towns.

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 Topsham 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

Avery Family

   

Bixby (Groton Road)

       

Currier Hill

                           

East Topsham

                   

Fellows Hill

               

Huckins-Caldwell Hill

The first two photos are of the trail going to the cemetery. The third photo is of the area to the south. The final three photos are of the cemetery.

                       

Mills Family

                   

Round Top

                                   

Waits River

                   

Welch Road (New)

               

West Topsham (Old)

           

West Topsham (New)

               

Zion Hill

The first photo shows the trail that must be climbed. The remaining photos are of the cemetery itself.

                       

Other Topsham Links

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