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Welcome to the Williamstown, 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 Williamstown include: Foxville and Williamstown.

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 Williamstown, visit their website at: Town of Williamstown

Orange County Probate Court

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

Williamstown Library

For current information for the Ainsworth Public Library, visit their website at: Ainsworth Public Library

Williamstown History

   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer

Williamstown Historical Society

Museum: 2476 Vt Route 14, Main Street, Williamstown, VT 05679
Mailing Address: PO Box 338, Williamstown, VT 05679

It appears that the town does not have a historical website

Phone: (802) 433-5451
Contact: Becky Watson,, President

The museum building was originally the Universalist Church, built in 1836, and was remodeled in 1929 and used as an Odd Fellows Hall until 1979. Exhibits include items from the Universalist Church in use prior to 1929, Modern Woodmen of America ritualistic pieces, Odd Fellow and Rebekah memorabilia, a postcard display of early views of Williamstown, furniture, clothing, books, documents, photographs, paintings, agricultural tools, household items and town memorabilia from 1790 to the present. Call for a listing of our programs throughout the year.

Hours and Admission: by appointment. Free. Upstairs not accessible to the disabled.

Williamstown 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

Williamstown Churches

Williamstown United Federated Church

Williamstown Schools

Williamstown Elementary School

Williamstown High School

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 Williamstown 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

Adam's Lot

East Hill



West Hill

Other Williamstown Links

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

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