Franklin County Research

Incorporated 5 November 1792 with St. Albans as the County seat.

GENEALOGICAL/HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

Bakersfield Historical Society Corporation:  Museum in former St Georges Catholic Church, Rt. 36 & Rt. 108, Bakersfield, VT Mailing Address: P.O. Box 70, Bakersfield, VT 05441  802-827-3042

Berkshire Historical Society:  First Congregational Church Museum, Montgomery Road, East Berkshire, VT
Mailing Address: 2520 Richford Road, Richford, VT 05476   802-848-3459 The Church Museum has many photographs, cameras, quilts, books, ledgers, scrapbooks, butter churns, East Berkshire Post Office boxes, a Sampson Power threshing machine, some old clothes, and the Church Sanctuary.
Contact Person: John Weld, President, 802-848-3459

Enosburgh Historical Society:  Museum, 55 Railroad Street, Enosburg Falls, VT Mailing Address: P.O. Box 98, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450  802-933-2102 or 802-933-2120

Fairfax Historical Society:  Museum, 1181 Main St., Fairfax Mailing Address: P.O. Box 145, Fairfax, VT 05454 Web Site: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/9445/index.html
802-849-6638 

Fairfield Historical Society:  President Chester A. Arthur Birthplace, Fairfield, VT History Room, Town Clerk's Office, Fairfield, VT Mailing Address: PO Box 191, East Fairfield, VT 05455  802-524-0541

Franklin Historical SocietyLog Cabin Museum, Hanna Road, Franklin, VT Mailing Address: 1787 Riley Road, Franklin, VT 05457  802-285-2186 or 802-285-6360

Georgia Historical Society:  Museum, Ethan Allen  Highway, Georgia Center, VT Mailing Address: PO Box 2072, Georgia, VT 05468 802-524-4539

Highgate Historical Society:  Museum, 3181 Vt Route 78, Highgate Center, VT Mailing Address: PO Box 222, Highgate Center, VT 05459   802-868-4619 or 802-868-9974

Montgomery Historical Society:  Pratt Hall, Route 118, Montgomery Village, VT Mailing Address: P.O. Box 47, Montgomery, VT 05470 802-326-4869

Richford Historical Society & Museum:  Old Richford Fire House Museum, Lower Main Street, Richford, VT
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 606, Richford, VT 05476
802-933-6622 or 802-848-7656

St. Albans Historical Society:  Museum, Corner Church and Bishop Streets, St. Albans, VT Mailing Address: P.O. Box 722, St. Albans, VT 05478 Web Site:  www.stalbansmuseum.org

Swanton Historical Society:  Railroad Depot Museum, 58 South River Street and Archives at Swanton Public Library, 1 First Street, Swanton VT Mailing Address: P.O. Box 235, Swanton, VT 05488  802-868-3892 or Library-802-868-7656

LIBRARIES

Bakersfield - 

H.F. Brigham Free Public, PO Box 5, Bakersfield  05441

 

TEL:  827-4414   

Enosburgh -

Enosburg Public, 241 Main St., PO Box 206, Enosburg Falls     05450

 

TEL:  933-2328 

Fairfax - 

Fairfax Community, 75 Hunt St., PO Box 168, Fairfax     05454

 

TEL:  849-2420  FAX:  849-6711

Fairfield - 

Bent Northrop Memorial., 57 Park St., Fairfield     05455

 

TEL:  827-6639  FAX:  827-3604

Franklin - 

Haston, 5167 Main St., PO Box 83, Franklin  05457

 

TEL:  285-6505  FAX:  285-2181

Georgia - 

Georgia Public, 1697 Ethan Allen Hwy., Fairfax  05454

 

TEL:  524-4643  FAX:  524-7246

Montgomery - 

Montgomery Town, 86 Mountain Rd., PO Box 448, Montgomery Ctr.  05471

 

TEL:  326-3113 

Richford - 

Arvin A. Brown Public, 88 Main St., Richford  05476

 

TEL:  848-3313   

St. Albans - 

St. Albans Free, 11 Maiden Ln., St. Albans     05478

 

TEL:  524-1507  FAX:  524-1514

Sheldon - 

Sheldon Public, 1640 Main St., PO Box 12, Sheldon  05483

 

TEL:  933-2524 

Swanton - 

Swanton Public, 1 First St., Swanton  05488

 

TEL:  868-7656   

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Franklin County Clerk:
Roger N. Luneau
Box 808, Church Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478
1-802-524-3863

Naturalization Office
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, Vermont 05479-0001
1-802-527-3160

Town Clerks:

Bakersfield - PO Box 203 Bakersfield, VT 05441
Berkshire - 802-933-2335 4454 Watertower Road Enosburg Falls,
Enosburgh - 802-933-4421 PO Box 465 Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Fairfax - 802-849-6111 PO Box 27 Fairfax, VT 05454
Fairfield - 802-827-3261 PO Box 5 Fairfield, VT 05455
Fletcher - 802-849-6616 215 Cambridge Road Cambridge, VT 05444
Franklin - 802-285-2101 PO Box 82 Franklin, VT 05457
Georgia - 802-524-3524 47 Town Common Road, North St. Albans, VT 05478
Montgomery - 802-326-4719 PO Box 356 Montgomery Center, VT 05471
Richford - 802-848-7751 PO Box 236 Richford, VT 05476
St. Albans - 802-524-2415 PO Box 37 St. Albans Bay, VT 05481
Sheldon - 802-933-2524 PO Box 66 Sheldon, VT 05483
Swanton - 802-868-4421 PO Box 711 Swanton, VT 05488

NEWSPAPERS

Champlain reporter. Variant Title: Reporter Continued by: Franklin County advertiser Primary Material: Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : Morton & Willard, Description: v. Weekly Began Apr. 27, 1809; ceased in July 1810. 

County courier (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) The county courier. Publisher: Enosburg Falls, Vt. : O'Shea Pub. Co., Description: v. Weekly Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 24, 1977)- 

The Enosburg standard.  Publisher: Enosburg Falls, Vt. : Rose & Tyler, Description: v. Weekly Began in 1895; ceased in 1977?

Franklin County advertiser. Variant Title: Franklin County advertiser, and Vermont gazette Advertiser Continues: Champlain reporter Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : Morton & Whitney, Description: v. Weekly Began July 19, 1810; ceased in 1811. 

Franklin County journal (Saint Albans, Vt.) Franklin County journal. Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : M.F. Wilson, Description: v. Weekly Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 8, 1856). 

Franklin journal (Swanton, Vt. : 1870) 

Franklin journal. Publisher: Swanton, Vt. : A.N. Merchant, Description: v. Weekly Began in Feb. 1870? 

Franklin republican (Sheldon, Vt.) The Franklin republican. Variant Title: Republican May 29, 1837-May 24, 1838  Publisher: Sheldon, Franklin County, Vt.: J.W. Tuttle, Description: v. Weekly Vol. 1, no. 1 (May 29, 1837). Ceased May 28, 1839? 

Islander (South Hero, Vt.) The islander. Publisher: South Hero, Vt. : Phil Gimli-mead, Description: v. : ill. ; 42-44 cm. Weekly, Issue 1 (Apr. 3, 1974)- Notes: "The Grand Isle County newspaper." "Serving the Northern Champlain Valley." 

Richford journal and gazette. Publisher: Richford, Vt. : Ernest W. Gilpin, Description: v. Weekly Vol. 49, no. 51 (Oct. 6, 1927). Ceased in 1977? 

St. Albans daily messenger (Saint Albans, Vt. : 1891) St. Albans daily messenger. Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : St. Albans Messenger Co., Description: v. Daily (except Sun.) Began in 1891? -v. 120, no. 154 (June 30, 1981). 

Swanton courier.  Publisher: Swanton, Vt. : T.M. Toban, Description: v. Weekly, Began in 1877. -v. 100, no. 55 (Nov. 17, 1977). Notes: Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 40 (Dec. 12, 1879). Published in Swanton and Richford, Vt., July 4-Dec. 5, 1957. Published in Enosburg Falls, Vt., Dec. 12, 1957-Nov. 17, 1977. 

Vermont messenger. Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : St. Albans Messenger Co., Description: v. Weekly Began in 1898. 

The Vermont sentry. Publisher: Swanton, Vt. : Jamason & Smith, Description: v. Weekly Began in 1882? 

Vermont state paper (Saint Albans, Vt.) Vermont state paper. Publisher: St. Albans, Vt. : J. Spooner, 1835-1836. Description: v. Weekly Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 23, 1835)-v. 1, no. 45 (Apr. 26, 1836). 

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