Waterford, Vermont - Home Page
Welcome to the Waterford, 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 Waterford include: Waterford (Upper Waterford), Lower Waterford, Waterford Hollow, Gaskill, and Copenhagen.
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.Joanne Jurentkuff, Clerk-Treasurer
Mon, Thurs, Fri 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tues 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM
Listers’: Same Zoning: Same
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court
532 Maple Street, P. O. Box 56, Waterford, VT 05848
Jen 'Agostino, Library Director 802-748-4609
Email: Davies Memorial Library
Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Sat 8:45 AM - 12:00 Noon
Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer
Upper Waterford – A Village Lost To Progress
Waterford Mexican War Volunteers
Waterford Civil War Volunteers
Waterford Spanish-American War Volunteers
Waterford Landowners in 1858
Caledonia County Business Directories
Jonathan David Stoddard, Esquire
Jane Stoddard, his Wife
Jonathan David Stoddard, Esquire, born in Waterford, VT in 1801, son of David L. and Susanna (Davis) Stoddard, residents of Waterford. He was actively practicing law in the Essex County Court in 1829 and lists Waterford as his residence. Marriage intentions for J. D. Stoddard and Jane (Parks) Stoddard were filed September 18, 1825. Jonathan and Jane are buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, VT. Paintings were done by Horace Bundy and are signed and dated 1837. Photos are courtesy of Herbert Stoddard Carpenter, IV.
Abel Riley and Julia(Stoddard) Humphrey
Abel Riley Humphrey, son of Abel Humphrey of Burke, VT, died in Arkansaw,
Descendants of Abel Riley Humphrey Please note that this is a "privatized" report and requires Adobe Acrobat to view. You may obtain Adobe Acrobat here.
The above files are courtesy of David Paulson.
There is no listed historical society in Waterford.
1800 Federal Census
1810 Federal Census
1820 Federal Census
1900 Federal Census
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.
Waterford School, 276 Duck Pond Road, Waterford, VT 05819-9643
Open: M - F 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Sa 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
The names and locations of historic Waterford schools was derived from old copies of topographical maps.
Directly beside the church building is the Town Library with the Town Clerk's Office below it. Photo is courtesy of Herbert Stoddard Carpenter, IV.
Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws
Caledonia County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.
Some Old Photos of Waterford -- Instructions will be shown on that site.
Vermont Historical Gazetteer - Courtesy: Rod Skinner Local History for Vermont towns.
HomePage for Upper Connecticut River Valley Lots of other genealogical information.
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