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Welcome to VTGenWeb of Bennington County, Vermont

for History and Genealogy Research

 

 

 

 

County Coordinator: Ann Mensch

 

 

 

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Located in the southwestern corner of Vermont, communities in Bennington County include:

Towns and communities in Washington County include the towns below. Select from the TOWNS LIST below to view information and links specific to each location. Or, Select to see GENERAL Bennington County information and links.

TOWNS LIST

Arlington, Bennington, Bondville, Dorset, Manchester Center, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Winhall, Woodford

 

General BENNINGTON COUNTY

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

HISTORY

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

MAPS

MILITARY

QUERIES

TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES

VITAL RECORDS

WILL & PROBATE

 

CEMETERIES

       Find A Grave for Bennington County, VT Cemeteries

 

CENSUS

       Index to 1790 U.S. Census Vermont Info. - Note: Vermont joined the Union in March, 1791, so its 1790 census was actually taken in 1791. At that time, Vermont consisted of 7 counties. Present-day counties were later formed from all or portions of these seven counties.

       1790 Census Info: Chittenden County - (includes towns which later became part of the counties of Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille and portions of Orleans, Washington and Addison Counties)

       1790 U. S. Census of Orange County, Vermont Towns which were soon to become part of Caledonia County when formed, in 1792, from Orange County, (includes towns which came to be within the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington) abstracted by Jim Dresser, dedicated Town Coordinator for Groton, VTGenWeb. Thank you Jim!!! Note: This census of Vermont was actually taken in 1791.

       1790 Census (familysearch.org)

       1800 Census (familysearch.org)

       1810 Census (familysearch.org)

       1820 Census (familysearch.org)

       1830 Census (familysearch.org)

       1840 Census (familysearch.org)

       1850 Census (familysearch.org)

       1860 Census (familysearch.org)

       1870 Census (familysearch.org)

       1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!! (familysearch.org)

       1900 Census (familysearch.org)

       1910 Census (familysearch.org)

       1920 Census (familysearch.org)

       Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

       1930 Census (familysearch.org)

       1940 Census (familysearch.org)

       USGenWeb Census Project for Vermont, coordinated by Linda Talbott

       NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o   The Genealogy Page.

o   About Census Records

o   Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o   Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o   Indian Census Rolls

o   Nonpopulation Census Records

o   Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, by Kellee Blake.

 

 

HISTORY

       Index to The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Local History of All the Towns in the State, transcribed by Rod Skinner (County Coordinator for Windham County, VTGenWeb), 2006. The VERMONT HISTORICAL GAZETTEER is a 5 volume set of historical information, by Abby Maria Hemenway, with Volume I published in 1867, and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Thank you! Thank you to Rod Skinner!!!

       Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Volume I (contains Bennington County), by Abby Maria Hemenway, Ludlow, Vt.: Miss A. M. Hemenway, 1862.

       The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine, a Local History of All the Towns in the State, Civil, Educational, Biographical, Religious and Military, Vol. V. The Towns of Windham County, With Histories of Sutton in Caledonia County, and Bennington in Bennington County, collated by Abby Maria Hemenway. Brandon, Vt.: Mrs. Carrie E. H. Page, 1891.

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

 

 

 

MAPS

       Vermont Area Map of ca. 1756: An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England & all the adjacent country northward to the River St. Lawrence, & eastward to Penobscot Bay, containing the principal places which relate to the present war on the continent of North America. By Saml. Langdon (1723-1797).

       Ca. 1780 Map which shows land grants and purchases in northeastern New York State and granted townships in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts: A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America, drawn from the latest and most accurate observations, at Amsterdam by Cvens and Mortier and Cvens, junior. By H. Klockhoff, sculp., [Amsterdam] 1780. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3715.ar082800>

       Ca. 1781 Map: An Accurate map of New Hampshire in New England, from a late survey. [London, 1781]. From the Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. March, 1781. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087200>

       Ca. 1784 Map: An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world, by Col. Blanchard and the Revd. Mr. Langdon. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. With many additions by Abel Sawyer. Boston, 1784. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087100>

       1795 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Doolittle, Amos (1754-1832). From Carey's American Atlas, Philadelphia, 1795. DLC. Philadelphia, 1795. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000093>

       1814 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Carey, Mathew (1760-1839). From Carey's General Atlas of the World. DLC. [S.l.], 1814. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000094>

       Vermont Maps Middlebury College digital collections.

 

MILITARY

       Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.

 

QUERIES

       Visit the Rootsweb message board for Bennington County, Vermont to search posts and/or join the list.

 

 

TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES

 

 

VITAL RECORDS

Vermont vital records may be obtained through the town clerk of the town in which the event occurred and/or through the resources below:

How to Obtain Vital Records for Vermont ?

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

o   Online and Informational Copies of Vital Records

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, (familysearch.org) note this index may not be complete, some towns and records may not be included among state records.

Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1955-2003, (familysearch.org).

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, (familysearch.org) - Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.

 

WILL & PROBATE

 

 

ARLINGTON

 

 

BENNINGTON

 

 

BONDVILLE

 

 

DORSET

 

 

MANCHESTER CENTER

 

 

PERU

 

 

POWNAL

 

 

READSBORO

 

 

RUPERT

 

 

SANDGATE

 

 

SHAFTSBURY

 

 

STAMFORD

 

 

WINHALL

 

 

WOODFORD

 

 

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