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Welcome to the West Fairlee, 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 West Fairlee include: West Fairlee and West Fairlee Center.

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 West Fairlee, visit their website at: Town of West Fairlee

Orange County Probate Court

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

West Fairlee Public Library

For current information for the West Fairlee Public Library, visit the website at: Town of West Fairlee and select "Community".

West Fairlee History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

West Fairlee Historical Society

Community Building, 894 VT Route 113, West Fairlee, VT 05083
Mailing Address: PO Box 163, West Fairlee, VT 05083
Website: Town of West Fairlee and select "Community".
Email; West Fairlee Historical Society
Phone: (802) 333-4285
Contact: Roger Bailey, President

Visitors by appointment.

West Fairlee 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

West Fairlee Churches

West Fairlee Center Congregational Church

West Fairlee Schools

Westshire Elementary School

It appears that High School students most likely go to Orford, NH.

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 West Fairlee 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

Blood Brook School



Middle Brook

Scruton Hill

West Fairlee Center

West Fairlee Village

Wild Hill

There is said to be one additional burial ground near the West Fairlee Center Cemetery. This must be verified.

Other West Fairlee Links

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