ORANGE County, Vermont
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ORANGE County, Vermont

     Orange County was established in 1781, from Cumberland County, Vermont, which was created from Cumberland and Gloucester counties, in New York.
     Located in eastern Vermont, with the Connecticut River as its eastern boundary, and the state of New Hampshire across the river, the communities in Orange County include:  Boltonville, Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, East Corinth, East Orange, East Randolph, Ely, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Post Mills, Randolph, South Newbury, South Strafford, Thetford, Tunbridge, Vershire, Waits River, Washington, Wells River, West Corinth, West Fairlee, West Newbury, West Topsham, Williamstown.


Orange County TOWNS are listed in bold print below.
Villages and communities within each town follow the town's name, in normal type.
Would you like to volunteer to assist with one of the Orange County, VT Towns?  Please contact: Robert H. Goss or Ann Mensch

Town

Date Formed

Villages & Communities Within

Contact

BRADFORD

1770 NY

Bradford, Bradford Center, Goshen, Lower Plain

Robert H. Goss 

BRAINTREE

1781 VT

Braintree Center, East Braintree, Snowsville, West Braintree

Robert H. Goss 

BROOKFIELD

1781 VT

Brookfield, Brookfield Center, East Brookfield

Robert H. Goss

CHELSEA

1781 VT

Chelsea, Chelsea West Hill, Kennedy Corners

Robert H. Goss

CORINTH

1764 NH
1772 NY

Cookville, Corinth Corners, Corinth Center, East Corinth, Goose Green, South Corinth, West Corinth

Robert H. Goss

FAIRLEE

1761 NH

Ely, Fairlee

Robert H. Goss

ORANGE

1781 VT

East Orange, Orange

Robert H. Goss

NEWBURY

1763 NH
1772 NY

Boltonville, Newbury, Newbury Center, Peach Four Corners, South Newbury, West Newbury, Wells River

Robert H. Goss

RANDOLPH

1770 NY
1781 VT

Beanville, East Randolph, North Randolph, Randolph, Randolph Center, South Randolph

Robert H. Goss

STRAFFORD

1761 NH

Old City, South Strafford, Strafford

Robert H. Goss

TOPSHAM

1763 NH
1776 NY

East Topsham, Topsham Four Corners, Waits River, West Topsham

Robert H. Goss

THETFORD

1761 NH

Campbell Corner, East Thetford, North Thetford, Post Mills, Thetford Center, Thetford Hill, Rices Mills, Union Village

Karen De Groote-Johnson

TUNBRIDGE

1761 NH

North Tunbridge, South Tunbridge, Tunbridge

Robert H. Goss

VERSHIRE

1781 VT

Beanville, Brimstone Corner, Mill Village, South Vershire, Vershire, Vershire Center

Robert H. Goss

WASHINGTON

1781 VT

South Washington, Washington

Robert H. Goss

WEST FAIRLEE

1797 VT

West Fairlee, West Fairlee Center

Robert H. Goss

WILLIAMSTOWN

1781 VT

Foxville, Williamstown

Robert H. Goss


 


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BRADFORD


BRAINTREE

   932 VT Route 12A, Braintree, VT 05060; Phone: (802) 728-9787

 


BROOKFIELD

  • Brookfield, VTGenWeb, by Robert Goss, for Genealogy.
  • 1790 Census of Brookfield, Vermont
  • Brookfield Historical Society - (Marvin Newton House, Ridge Rd., Brookfield)
       P.O. Box 447 - Brookfield, VT 05036; Phone: (802) 728-5320 or (802) 276-3470.
  • Brookfield Free Public Library
       40 Ralph Road - Brookfield, VT 05036; Phone: (802) 276-3352.
  • Brookfield Town Clerk:
       P.O. Box 463 - Brookfield, VT 05036;  Phone: (802) 276-3352
  • Vermont League of Cities and Towns for Brookfield information

CHELSEA


CORINTH  - includes the villages of Cookville, Corinth Center, Corinth Corners, East Corinth, West Corinth


FAIRLEE

 

 

 

 

NEWBURY

   P.O. Box 126 - Newbury, VT 05051; Phone: (802) 866-5521.


Cemeteries:
Boltonville Cemetery: 1842-present
Jefferson Hill Cemetery: 1823-present
Lime Kiln Cemetery: 1836-1989
Newbury town House Cemetery: 1836-present
Oxbow Cemetery (new): 1771-present
Oxbow Cemetery (old): 1771-present
Page Hill-Grow Cemetery: 1791-1987
Renfrew-Heath Cemetery: 1838-1920
Rogers Hill Cemetery: 1797-1872
Tucker Mt.-Putnam Cemetery: 1802-1840
Wells River Cemetery: 1810-present
West Newbury Cemetery: 1829-present

 

 

 

 

ORANGE

   P.O. Box 233 - East Barre, VT 05649; Phone: (802) 479-2673.

 

 

 

 

POST MILLS a village in the Township of Thetford, Vermont

 

 

 

 

RANDOLPH

   P.O. Box 15 - Randolph Center, VT 05061; Phone: (802) 728-5398.
   Hours:  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of summer months (June thru September)

     67 Main Street - Randolph, VT 05060; Phone: (802) 728-5073.

 

 

 

 

STRAFFORD

 

 

 

 

THETFORD – includes the villages of East Thetford, North Thetford, Post Mills, Rices Mills, Thetford Center, Thetford Hill, and Union Village

 

 

 

 

TOPSHAM

 

 

 

 

TUNBRIDGE

 

 

 

 

VERSHIRE

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON

   2974 VT RTE 110, Washington, VT 05675; Phone: (802) 883-2218.

 

 

 

 

WEST FAIRLEE

   Route 113, Bean Hall - W. Fairlee, VT 05083; Phone: (802) 333-9696.

 

 

 


WILLIAMSTOWN

 

 

 


Additional Research Resources:

·         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

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

§  Native American Records

§  African-American : Introduction to Research 

§  Immigration Records and Naturalization Records

§  "Any woman who is now or hereafter may be married... Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940", by Marian L. Smith (Prologue, Summer 1998)

§  By Way of Canada: U.S. Records of Immigration Across the U.S.-Canadian Border, 1895-1954, By Marian L. Smith (St. Albans Lists) (Fall 2000) — A guide to using immigration records of the U.S.-Canada border.

§  Military Records available from the National Archives

§  Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

§  Civil War Records: An Introduction and Invitation, By Michael P. Musick  (Prologue, Summer 1995)

§  Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

§  Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

§  They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917-1919  (Prologue, Fall 1998). -- A guide to looking for information about World War I army veterans - By Mitchell Yockelson.

§  The World War II Army Enlistment Records File and Access to Archival Databases, by Theodore J. Hull (Prologue, Spring 2006).

§  State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict , By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

§  Indian Bounty Land Applications, By Mary Frances Morrow (Prologue,

§  Snakes & Scribes: The Dawes Commission and the Enrollment of the Creeks, By Kent Carter, in "Prologue" (Prologue, Spring 1997)

§  Genealogical Fallout from the War of 1812, By Ruth Priest Dixon (Prologue, Spring 1992) - "...The impressment of American seamen by the British was one of the causes of the War of 1812. The practice also resulted in the creation of extensive records about merchant seamen that are of great value to genealogists and historians..."

§  Genealogical Records of the War of 1812, By Stuart L. Butler (Prologue, Winter 1991) - "...National Archives records created during and after the War of 1812 offer the genealogist a diverse and fertile ground in which to obtain invaluable family information..."

§  Preserving the Legacy of the United States Colored Troops, by Budge Weidman (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  A Guiding Light: Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives, By Debra Newman Ham (Prologue, Special Issue, Summer 1997).

§  From Slave Women to Free Women: The National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era, By Noralee Frankel (Prologue, Summer 1997)

§  Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives, By David A. Pfeiffer (Spring 1997).

§  Prologue Magazine

 


 

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORICAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist
Researching onsight, and with the vast resources of The Allen County Public Library, holding one of the largest genealogical collections in North America. 

Search the Library's online catalogue to see some of the printed resources available for a location or topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed resources for this page include:

  • The Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer.  Eighth Edition, Third Printing.  Freeport, Maine:  Delorme.  1988.


School and Library Atlas of the World.  Fred W. Foster, Ph.D. (Editor).  Sycamore, Illinois:  School and Library Publishing Company.  1982.

 

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