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Welcome to VTGenWeb of Orleans County, Vermont

for History and Genealogy Research

 

Orleans County was incorporated November 5, 1792; County Seat (Shire Town):  Irasburgh.

Located in northern Vermont, with the Canadian Province of Quebec at its northern border, the towns and communities in Orleans County include:

   Albany, Barton, Beebe Plain, Brownington, Coventry, Craftsbury, Coventry, Derby, Derby Line, Evansville, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport, Newport Center, North Troy, Orleans, Salem [historical], South Albany, West Charleston, West Glover, and Westmore.

Select from the TOWNS LIST below to view information and links specific to each town/township.

Or, Select this LINK to see GENERAL ORLEANS County History and Genealogy information and links.

 

 

 

 

County Coordinator:  Ann Mensch

 

 

 

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TOWNS LIST

Albany,        Barton,        Beebe Plain (village),        Brownington,        Charleston,       Coventry,        Craftsbury,        Derby,        Derby Line (village),        Glover,        Greensboro,        Irasburg,        Jay,        Lowell,        Morgan,        Newport,        Newport Center (village),        North Troy (village),        Orleans (village),        Salem [historical],        South Albany (village),        Troy,       West Charleston (village),        West Glover (village),        Westmore.        

 

 

GENERAL ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORY & GENEALOGY

CEMETERIES

 

CENSUS

 

HISTORY

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

 

MAPS

 

MILITARY

 

QUERIES

 

TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES

 

VITAL RECORDS

 

WILL & PROBATE

 

CEMETERIES

·       Find A Grave for Orleans 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

·       Vermont Northeast Kingdom Genealogy

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

·       The Old Stone House Museum & Orleans County Historical Society:   28 Old Stone House Road - Brownington, VT 05860; Phone: (802) 754-2022.

o   Orleans County History

o   Town Histories

 

 

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 Cóvens and Mortier and Cóvens, 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 Orleans County, Vermont.

MAILING LISTS

An index to Rootsweb’s genealogy mailing lists

 

 

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

·       Orleans District Probate Court:  83 Main St. - Newport VT  05855;  Phone: (802) -334-3366.

 

·       Orleans County Clerk:  P.O. Box 787 - Newport, VT 05855-0787;  Phone: (802) 334-2711.

 

TOWNS/TOWNSHIPS

 

ALBANY - charter was granted in 1782 - Villages & Communities include:  Albany Village, East Albany, South Albany and Center.

·       The Old Stone House Museum & Orleans County Historical Society:   28 Old Stone House Road - Brownington, VT 05860; Phone: (802) 754-2022.

o   Orleans County History

o   Albany Town History

·       Albany Town Clerk:   980 Main Street - P.O. Box 284 - Albany, VT 05820;  Phone: (802) 755-6100.

·       CEMETERIES include:

Albany Village Cemetery - Findagrave -

Albany Center Cemetery - Findagrave -

 

 

BARTON - granted in 1781; settled in 1795 - Villages & Communities include:  Orleans, Barton Village and Jacksonville or South Barton Village.  Barton Village was known as Barton Mills.   Orleans was incorporated as the village of Barton's Landing in 1879.

 

·       Town of Barton, VT

·       The Old Stone House Museum & Orleans County Historical Society:   28 Old Stone House Road - Brownington, VT 05860; Phone: (802) 754-2022.

o   Orleans County History

o   Barton Town History

·       Barton Town Clerk:   34 Main Street - P.O Box R - Barton, VT 05822;  Phone: (802) 525-6222.

·       Barton Public Library:  100 Church Street - P.O. Box 549, Barton, VT 05822; Phone: (802) 525-6524.

 

BROWNINGTON  - granted in 1790 - Villages & Communities include: Brownington Village.

 

·       The Old Stone House Museum & Orleans County Historical Society:   28 Old Stone House Road - Brownington, VT 05860; Phone: (802) 754-2022.

o   Orleans County History

o   Brownington History

·       Brownington Historic District Map

·       Brownington Town Clerk: 622 Schoolhouse Road - P.O. Box 66 - Orleans, VT 05860;  Phone: (802) 754-8401.

 

 

CHARLESTON - chartered 1780, first settled 1803; known by the name "Navy" until 1825 - Villages & Communities include:  East Charleston and West Charleston.

 

·       Town of Charleston, VT

·       The Old Stone House Museum & Orleans County Historical Society:   28 Old Stone House Road - Brownington, VT 05860; Phone: (802) 754-2022.

o   Orleans County History

o   Charlestown History

·       Charleston Town Clerk:  5063 VT Rte 105 - West Charleston, VT 05872 ; Phone: (802) 895-2814.

 

 

COVENTRY - first settled 1800 -

 

·       Coventry History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       MOA: A History of Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont ..., By Pliny Holton White, Irasburgh : A. A. Earle, 1859.

·       Coventry Town Clerk:  168 Main Street - P.O Box 104 - Coventry, VT 05825;  Phone: (802) 754-2288.

 

 

CRAFTSBURY

 

·       Town of Craftsbury, VT

o   Craftsbury Cemetery Commission

·       Craftsbury History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Craftsbury Town Clerk:  85 S Craftsbury Road - Box 55 - Craftsbury, VT 05826 ;  Phone: (802) 586-2823.

·       CEMETERIES include:

Branch Cemetery,  NE Kingdom Listings -

East Craftsbury Cemetery, NE Kingdom Listings -

Village Cemetery, NE Kingdom Listings -

Craftsbury Common Cemetery,  NE Kingdom Listings -

 

DERBY - chartered 1779 - Villages & Communities include:  Derby Center, Derby Line and Beebe.

The historical town of Salem was located in the southern area of present-day Derby.

·       Town of Derby, VT

·       Dailey Memorial Library:  109 Junior Drive, Derby, VT 05829;  Phone: (802) 766-5063

·       Derby Town Clerk-Treasurer:  124 Main Street - Derby, VT 05829;  Phone: (802) 766-4906.

 

 

GLOVER

 

·       Glover History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Glover Town Clerk:  51 Bean Hill - Glover, VT 05839;  Phone: (802) 525-6227.

·       CEMETERIES include:

Andersonville Cemetery - Findagrave -

 

 

 

GREENSBORO - granted 1781

 

·       Greensboro History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Greensboro Town Clerk:  81 Lauredon Avenue - Box 115 - Greensboro, VT 05811;  Phone: (802) 533-2911.

·       CEMETERIES include:

Baker Cemetery - Findagrave -

Blockhouse Cemetery - Findagrave -

 

 

HOLLAND

 

·       Holland History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Holland Town Clerk:   120 School Road - Derby Line, VT 05830;  Phone: (802) 895-4440.

 

 

IRASBURG - granted in 1781

 

·       Irasburg History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Irasburg Town Clerk:  161 Rte. 58 East - Box 51 - Irasburg, VT 05845;  Phone: (802) 754-2242.

 

 

JAY - originally granted in 1780 and named Carthage, made a township again in 1792 as Jay

 

·       Jay History (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Jay Town Clerk:  1036 VT Rte. 242 - Jay, VT 05859;  Phone: (802) 988-2996.

 

 

LOWELL

 

·       Lowell, Vermont, Town Records, 1812-1934, index (Vermont Historical Society)

·       Lowell History, 1877 (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Lowell Town Clerk:  2170 VT Rte. 100 - Lowell, VT 05847;  Phone: (802) 744-6559.

 

MORGAN - chartered in 1780

 

·       Town of Morgan, VT

·       Morgan History, 1877 (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Morgan Town Clerk:  41 Mead Hill Road - P.O Box 45 - Morgan, VT 05853;  Phone: (802) 895-2927.

 

 

NEWPORT - until 1818, a portion of Newport formerly belonged to the town of Salem [historical]

 

·       Newport History, 1877 (online by the Orleans County Historical Society)

·       Goodrich Memorial Library:  202 Main Street - Newport, VT;  05855;  Phone: (802) 334-7902

·       City of Newport, VT

·       Newport Town Clerk:  102 Vance Hill Road - P.O Box 85 - Newport Center, VT 05857;  Phone: (802) 334-6442.

·       Newport City Clerk: 222 Main Street - Newport, VT 05855;  Phone: (802) 334-2112.

 

TROY

 

·       Town of Troy, VT

·       Missisquoi Valley Historical Society:  Museum, Main Street, North Troy, VT;  Phone: (802) 988-4656.

·       Troy Town Clerk:  142 Main Street - North Troy, VT 05859;  Phone: (802) 988-2663.

 

WESTFIELD

 

·       Westfield Town Clerk:  38 School Street - Westfield, VT 05874;  Phone: (802) 744-2484.

 

WESTMORE

 

·       Westmore Town Clerk:  54 Hinton Hill Road - Orleans, VT 05860;  Phone: (802) 525-3007.

 

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