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Rutland County was incorporated in February, 1781.
County seat (Shire Town):  Rutland
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Located in western Vermont, with Windsor County to the east, Addison County to the north, and Bennington County to the south, with Lake Champlain and the state of New York to its west.
Select from the TOWNS Table below to view information and links specific to the township.
Select this LINK to see GENERAL Rutland County information and links.
Please note:  Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains.  Please notify Ann Mensch should an error be found.

 

VTGenWeb Rutland County Towns Table

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Town

Date Formed

Villages & Communities Within

Contact 

BENSON

1780

Benson, Benson Landing

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BRANDON

1761

Brandon, Forest Dale

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CASTLETON

1761

Blissville, Bomoseen, Castleton, Castleton Corners, West Castleton

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CHITTENDEN

1780

Chittenden, Holden

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CLARENDON

1761

Alfrecha, Chippenhook, Clarendon, Clarendon Springs, East Clarendon, North Clarendon, Pierces Corner

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DANBY

1761

Danby, Danby Four Corners

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FAIR HAVEN

1779

Fair Haven

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HUBBARDTON

1764

East Hubbardton, Hortonia, Hubbardton

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IRA

1780

Ira

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MENDON

1781

Mendon

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MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS

1784

Middletown Springs

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Mt. HOLLY

1792

Belmont, Healdville, Hortonville, Mount Holly, Tarbellville

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Mt. TABOR

1761

Mount Tabor

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PAWLET

1761

Pawlet, West Pawlet

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PITTSFIELD

1781

Pittsfield

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PITTSFORD

1761

Pittsford, Florence (aka Fowler ca. 1902-1912)

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POULTNEY

1761

East Poultney, Horace, Poultney, South Poultney

MaryLynne Ellis

PROCTOR

1886

Proctor

MaryLynne Ellis

RUTLAND

1761

City of Rutland, Rutland Center

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(Tim Foley’s old page linked, but no longer updated)

SHERBURNE

1761

North Sherburne, Sherburne Center, South Sherburne

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SHREWSBURY

1761

Cold River, Cuttingsville, North Shrewsbury, Russellville

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SUDBURY

1763

Sudbury

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TINMOUTH

1761

Tinmouth

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WALLINGFORD

1761

East Wallingford, South Wallingford, Wallingford

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WELLS

 

Wells

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WEST HAVEN

1792

West Haven

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WEST RUTLAND

1886

West Rutland

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VITAL RECORDS

·         State of Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services   Middlesex Complex  Reference & Research
  Location:  1078 US Route 2, Middlesex, VT
  Mailing Address:  US Route 2, Middlesex, Drawer 33, Montpelier, VT 05633-7601
  Phone: (802) 828-3286

o    Obtaining Vital Records more than 5 years old in Vermont

 

·         Vermont State Archives   ...located at the Redstone building in Montpelier, Vermont. State Archivist, Greg Sanford, may be contacted at E-mail: gsanford@sec.state.vt.us for details.
   Office of the Secretary of State
     Street address: 26 Terrace StreetMontpelier, VT,   Phone: (802) 828-2397
     Mailing address: 109 State Street - Montpelier, VT 05609-1103

o     ARCCAT - catalog describing manuscript and archival collections held by various Vermont institutions.

o    Access to Public Records

o    Guide to Vermont Town Clerks

 

HISTORY RESOURCES

·         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!!!

·         USGenWeb Archives for Rutland County, Vermont – biographies, cemeteries, census, and more

·         Vermont's Historic Roadside Markers

·         Rutland Regional Planning Commission

o    Map of member towns and links

·         Rutland County Bibliography Resources

·         Lemuel Haynes (1756-1836) -" ...first black in America to serve as pastor of a white congregation...Rutland's West Parish"

·         Smalley-Davenport Shop - Thomas Davenport, 1802-1851, Inventor of the Electric Motor and Orange Alfonso Smalley (Brandon and Forestdale, VT)

Lake Champlain and Lake George: America's Historic Waterways by Jim Millard

o    Table of Contents- includes the following and much more!!!

o    Lake Champlain and Lake George Area MAPS and Historic sites

o    Historic TOUR! A Trip through the Lake Champlain Islands South from the Quebec border...Alburg,Vermont.

o    Historic TIMELINES!

o    "...Some of the conflicts that the lakes were to play a significant role in are:..." Algonquin/ Iroquois Wars, King William's War (1689-1697),Grey Lock's War/Dummer's War (1723-1727), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744-1748), The French and Indian War (1755-1763), The American Revolution (1775-1783), and The War of 1812 (1812-1815).

o    The Battle of Plattsburg, NY (11 SEP 1814).

o    Crown Point, NY: An Outline History by Gregory T. Furness.

o    Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga "...Fort Carillon Built 1756 by French partially destroyed by French in 1759 Rebuilt as Fort Ticonderoga 1759-60 by British..."

 

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>
This map shows the original Orange county from which Caledonia County was created in 1796.

·         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>

·         Historic USGS Maps of New England; 1893 Rutland, VT Quadrangle Maps

 

HISTORICAL/GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

·         Local Vermont Historical Societies: in Rutland County, by the Vermont Historical Society.

 

RUTLAND COUNTY RESOURCES AND LINKS

·         USGenWeb Archives for Rutland County, Vermont – biographies, cemeteries, census, and more

·         Links to Rutland County Families Online

·         Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Area Guide

·         See Vermont: Rutland County

·         Vermont's Historic Roadside Markers

·         Rutland Regional Planning Commission

o    Chart of the Population of Rutland Region Towns, 1791-2000

o    Map of member towns and links

·         Rutland County Bibliography Resources

·         Rutland County Pictures

·         Rutland Herald Online - Rutland County news

·         Rutland Vermont Regional Chamber of Commerce

CENSUS

·         Vermont Local History Network for Rutland County, by Debbie Axtman.

o    1790 Rutland, VT Census Index!

·         1785 Rutland County, Vermont Early Census Index - only Head of Household

·         USGenWeb Archives for Rutland County, Vermont – biographies, cemeteries, census, and more

 

MILITARY

·         Lake Champlain and Lake George: America's Historic Waterways by Jim Millard

o    Table of Contents- includes the following and much more!!!

o    Lake Champlain and Lake George Area MAPS and Historic sites

o    Historic TOUR! A Trip through the Lake Champlain Islands South from the Quebec border...Alburg,Vermont.

o    Historic TIMELINES!

o    "...Some of the conflicts that the lakes were to play a significant role in are:..." Algonquin/ Iroquois Wars, King William's War (1689-1697),Grey Lock's War/Dummer's War (1723-1727), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George's War (1744-1748), The French and Indian War (1755-1763), The American Revolution (1775-1783), and The War of 1812 (1812-1815).

o    The Battle of Plattsburg, NY (11 SEP 1814).

o    Crown Point, NY: An Outline History by Gregory T. Furness.

o    Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga "...Fort Carillon Built 1756 by French partially destroyed by French in 1759 Rebuilt as Fort Ticonderoga 1759-60 by British..."

·         1863, Rutland Town Men Liable for Military Duty (850 names), from the "Rutland Herald", of December 28, 1863.

·         Rutland County World War II Casualties, online by Dennis Partridge and Judy Wallis White at AccessGenealogy.com.

 

PROBATE

·         Vermont Probate Courts Research Information

·         Rutland District Probate Court    83 Center Street -  P.O. Box 339 - Rutland VT  05701,   Phone: (802) 775-0114.
*
Fair Haven District Probate Court
   North Park Place
- Fair Haven, VT 05743, Phone: (802) 265-3380.
Read more about Vermont's Courts

COUNTY CLERK

·         Rutland County Clerk:    83 Center Street - Rutland, VT 05701-4017,  Phone: (802) 775-4394.



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BENSON - Communities and Villages include: Benson and Benson Landing.

·         Some Gravestone Inscriptions & Photos found in the Old Benson Cemetery, located behind the Town Clerk office in Benson, Rutland County, Vermont, contributed by Belinda Beldin, E-mail: belinda@glade.net.  Thank you Belinda! 

·         Town of Benson, VT

·         Benson Town Clerk     P. O. Box 163 - Benson, VT  05731,  Phone: (802) 537-2611.

Some Early Rutland County DEATHS below:

The early Benson, Rutland County deaths were transcribed and donated to be posted to the VTGenWeb site, by Mona Knight.  Thank you Mona!!!

SOURCE: History of Rutland County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason, 1886, (1007 pgs.)

Page 467. Examples of Longevity.
Solomon Martin,
died July 10, 1845, aged 93.
Sarah, wife of Elial Smith,
died March 23, 1862, aged 92.
Anna, widow of Arnold Briggs,
died August 17, 1869, aged 93.
Simeon Goodrich,
died Feb 7, 1852, aged 92.
Rebecca, widow of Robert Barber,
died March 18, 1856, aged 92.
Elial Smith,
died May 10, 1867, aged 92.
Othniel Goodrich,
died Aug 12, 1853, aged 91.
Fear, widow of Captain Stephen Olmsted, d
ied January 7, 1825, aged 90.
William Jones,
died March 23, 1852, aged 89.
Timothy Watson,
died Aug 6, 1852, aged 89.
Mary, wife of Robert Parkhill,
died Oct 26, 1800, aged 89.
Stephen Sherwood,
died Jan 11, 1832, aged 89.
William Manning,
died Jan 8, 1847, aged 88.
Susanna, widow of Rufus Walker,
died July 20, 1863, aged 88.

The first death in this town is not now known, but the first recorded in the town record of deaths is that of an infant son of Benoni and Lucy Gleason, named James, who was born April 5, 1789, and died on the following day. With the exception of the child above mentioned, no inscription on any gravestone records a death earlier than that of Captain William Barber, which occurred August 11, 1789, at the age of forty-six years.

·         Old Cemetery behind the Town Clerk office in Benson, Rutland County, Vermont



BRANDON - Communities and Villages include: Brandon.

·         Town of Brandon, Vermont Official Website

o    49 Center Street - Brandon, VT 05733

o    Phone: (802) 247-3635

·         Friends of Brandon Town Hall

o    Pictorial History of Brandon Town Hall

·         Brandon, Vermont

o    History of Brandon, VT

Cemeteries include:

   Brandon Cemetery - see map  Established in 1788. Last burial in 1890.
         (Latitude: 43752N;  Longitude:  0730523W;  see map)



CASTLETON - Communities and Villages include: Blissville, Bomoseen, Castleton, Castleton Corners, Hydeville, and West Castleton.
     Blissville, Bomoseen, Castleton, Castleton Corners, and West Castleton are communities located in the municipal division of Castleton.

·         Welcome to Castleton, Vermont

·         St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  

o    P.O. Box 128 - 786 Main Street - Castleton, VT  05735,  Phone: (802) 468-5706

·         Castleton Historical Society Museum (Main Street)     407 Main Street (P.O. Box 219) - Castleton, VT 05735,    Phone: (802) 468-5523.

·         Castleton Town Clerk
    Main Street
- Castleton, VT  05735,  Phone: (802) 468-2212.


CHITTENDEN

·         Virtual Vermont for Chittenden, Vermont

·         Chittenden Historical Society

o    Town Hall - 337 Holden Road, Chittenden, VT

o    Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 89, Chittenden, VT  05737,  Phone:  (802) 483-9563

·         Chittenden Town Clerk
     Holden Road
- Chittenden, VT  05737  Phone: (802) 483-6647.


CLARENDON - Communities and Villages include: Clarendon, Clarendon Springs, Chippenhook, East Clarendon, North Clarendon, and Pierces Corner.

 

·         Town of Clarendon of Virtual Vermont

·         Town of Clarendon, Vermont Municipal & Community site

·         Town of Clarendon Town Clerk
   P.O. Box 30, Clarendon, VT 05759,  Phone: 802-775-4274 


DANBY - Communities and Villages include: Danby and Danby Four Corners.

·         Historic USGS Maps of Danby, Vermont

·         Danby Information from The History of Danby, Vermont, by J. C. Williams, 1869, online at Karima's page (please use your back button to return to USGenWeb for Rutland County, Vermont).

·         Mount Tabor / Danby Historical Society

o    Mailing Address: 1599 Raymond Road - Danby, VT 05739,  Phone:  (802) 293-5004

·         Danby Town Clerk
   Brook Road
- Danby, VT  05739,  Phone: (802) 293-5136.

Cemeteries include:

o    Baker Cemetery (est. 1858)   

o    Blackmer-Hazelton Cemetery (est. 1791; last used 1868)

o    Cook-Hulett Cemetery (est. 1821; last used 1933)

o    Dillingham Cemetery (private; est. 1859)

o    Fiske Cemetery (est. 1811; last used 1870)

o    John Brown Cemetery (est. 811; last used 1911)

o    Little Hill Cemetery (est. 1794; last used 1898)

o    Maple Grove Cemetery (est. 1796)

o    Otis Cemetery (private; est. 1835; last used 1950)

o    Quaker-Nichols Farm Cemetery (est. 1818; last used 1895)

o    Quaker-Staples Farm Cemetery (est. 18098; last used 1884)

o    Red School House Cemetery (est. 1804; last used 1902)

o    Reed-Old Four Corners Cemetery (est. 1777; last used 1966)

o    Scottsville Cemetery (est. 1826)

o    Sowle Cemetery (private; est. 1821; last used 1908)

o    Staples-Sherman Cemetery (est. 1791; last used 1908)

o    Young Cemetery (est. 1832; last used 1847)


FAIR HAVEN

·         Fair Haven Cemetery Inscriptions: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fair Haven, by Margaret Jenks, online on the Irish Genealogical Society, Int'l (IGSI) site.

·         Fair Haven Town Clerk
    3 N. Park Place - Fair Haven, VT  05743,  Phone: (802) 265-3610.



HUBBARDTON - Communities and Villages include: East Hubbardton, Hortonia, and Hubbardton.

·         Virtual Vermont for Hubbardton

·         Hubbardton Battlefield - Vermont State Historic Site

·         The Goodrich Family of Hubbarton, Rutland County, Vermont, by Ron Goodrich (last updated 2007)

·         Hubbardton Historical Society 

o    Hubbardton Battlefield: Visitors' Center, Museum and Research Room

o    P. O. Box 383, Castleton, VT  05735

o    Phone:  (802) 759-2412 or (802) 273-2282

o    E-mail:  Elsa.Gilbertson@state.vt.us

·         Hubbardton Town Clerk
     1831 Monument Hill Road, Castleton, VT,  Phone: (802) 273-2951.
     Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

·         USGenWeb Archives for Rutland County, Vermont – includes Hortonville Cemetery of Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont

 



IRA

·         Ira Town Clerk     RR 1 Box 4035 - West Rutland, VT  05777  Phone: (802) 235-2745.



MENDON - Communities and Villages include: Mendon.

·         Civil War Soldiers credited to Mendon, Vermont

·         Mendon Historical Society

o    34 US Route 4, Mendon, VT  05701   Phone:  (802) 773-8172

·         Mendon Town Clerk    34 US Route 4 - Mendon, VT 05701     Phone: (802) 775-1662

Cemeteries include:

Eggelston Cemetery: Established in 1819, last burial in 1882;  located in north central Mendon Township;  (Latitude:  433938N,  Longitude:  0725328W)

Lydia's-Wheelerville Road Cemetery: Established in 1850, last burial 1878;  located in central Mendon Township;  (Latitude:  433634N,  Longitude:  0725333W)

Mountain Cemetery: Established in 1829;  located in  north central Mendon Township;
   (Latitude:  433849N,  Longitude:  0725403W)

Tenney Cemetery: Established in 1831; located in northwestern Mendon Township;
   (Latitude:  433920N,  Longitude:  0725603W)

Townline-Saunders Cemetery: Established in 1829, last burial 1907; located in western Mendon Township, by the Rutland and Mendon Townships boundary;  (Latitude:  433715N,  Longitude:  0725613W)

Wilkins Cemetery: Established in 1838, last burial 1861;  located in north central Mendon Township; (Latitude:  433529N,  Longitude:  0725408W)



MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS - Communities and Villages include: Middletown Springs

·         1820 U.S. Census of Middletown Springs, by Kim McClure DePuit, e-mail: <Trakd@aol.com>.
   This census abstraction was graciously donated to the VTGenWeb site by Kim McClure DePuit.  Thank you Kim!!!

·         Middletown Springs Historical Society (The Green)    P.O. Box 1001 - Middletown Springs, VT 05757,  Phone: (802) 235-2376.

·         Middletown Springs Town Clerk      P.O. Box 1197 - Middletown Springs, VT 05757,  Phone: (802) 235-2220.


MOUNT HOLLY (chartered 1792)

·         Mounty Holly Community Historical Museum

o    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17 - Belmont, VT 05730,  Phone:  (802) 259-3722

·         Town of Mount Holly, Vermont

·         Mount Holly Town Clerk   

o    P.O. Box 248 - Mount Holly, VT 05758,    Phone: (802) 259-2391



MOUNT TABOR

·         Mount Tabor / Danby Historical Society

o    Mailing Address: 1599 Raymond Road - Danby, VT 05739;  Phone:  (802) 293-5004

·         Mt. Tabor Town Clerk
  Brooklyn Road
  - Danby, VT  05739 Phone: (802) 293-5282.



PAWLET  - Communities and Villages include: North Pawlet, Pawlet and West Pawlet.

·         VTGenWeb for Pawlett, VT

·         Colonial Ancestors:

o    Pawlet, Vermont in the Revolutionary War, Originally Part of New Hampshire Colony

o    The First Settlement of Pawlet, Vermont, Originally Part of New Hampshire Colony

·         GeneaBios:  Pawlett, Vermont Biographies, from the book "Pawlet One Hundred Years", by Hiel Hollister in published in 1867.

·         Pawlet Public Library    122 School Street - Pawlet, VT 05761  Phone: (802) 325-3123

·         Pawlet Town Clerk    P.O. Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761-0128   Phone: (802) 325-3309



PITTSFIELD

·         VTGenWeb for Pittsfield History and Genealogy

·         Pittsfield Historical Society (Town Hall)    P.O. Box 808 - Pittsfield, VT 05762,  Phone: (802) 746-8147
   E-mail:  <afifield@aol.com>

·         Pittsfield Town Clerk:  P.O Box 556 - Pittsfield, VT 05762,  Phone: (802) 746-8170.

·         The Pittsfield Inn site includes ca. 1864 and 1875 pictures of the Pittsfield and a brief history


PITTSFORD

·         Pittsford Historical Society (Eaton Hall, Route 7)    P.O. Box 423 - Pittsford, VT 05763,  Phone: (802) 483-6623 or
   (802) 483-2040.

o    New Book: Pittsford's Second Century:1872-1997

·         MOA: History of the town of Pittsford, Vt., with biographical sketches and family records,  By A.M. Caverly, Rutland : Tuttle & co., printers, 1872.

·         Pittsford Library

o    840 Arch Street - P.O. Box 60 - Pittsford, VT  05763,  Phone:  (802) 483-2972.

·         Pittsford Town Clerk:  Plains Road - Pittsford, VT 05763,  Phone: (802) 483-2931.


POULTNEY - Communities and Villages include: East Poultney, Poultney, and South Poultney.

·         The Town of Poultney, VT.

·         Historic Poultney

·         Poultney Historical Society    148 Upper Road - Poultney, VT 05764,  Phone: (802) 287-5268.
     This site includes the following histories and more:

o    East Poultney, Vermont, by Janice B. Edwards

o    North Poultney, Vermont, by Janice B. Edwards

o    West Poultney, Vermont, by Janice B. Edwards

o    South Poultney, Vermont, by Janice B. Edwards

·         East Poultney Cemetery & Church pictures

·         History of the Town of Poultney, Vermont, from its Settlement to the Year 1875, by J. Joslin, B. Frisbie and F. Ruggles, Poultney : Journal Printing Office, 1875.

·         One Howe Family History, by Susan Howe - "...Jacob HOWE married between 1817 and 1820, Hannah Prindle, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (DUNNING) PRINDLE, of Poultney, Vermont..."   The Jacob Howe site also contains information about other Rutland County families: BARKER, RUDD, LEETE.

·         They Were All Heros, by Errol Cross - "...Some of our families were pillars of the community and some were scalawags, some were rich, some lost their land for taxes, some were good parents, and some left just after their children were born. But they are all hero's to us..."  This site includes the following family names:  PRINDLE, HOWE, TRISH, TRASK, COOK, GRAY, BOOKWALTER, HOGAN, MARGESON, CHURCHILL, CROSS, TROTTER, HIGLEY, COSMAN, and IVERSON.

·         The following book is offered for sale off site:  A History of the Town of Poultney, Vermont, Dated: 1875, Detailed information about the book is located at:
http://www.vintage-ebooks.com/poultney_vermont_history.htm.

·         Poultney Town Clerk:    86-88 Main Street - Poulney, VT 05764,  Phone: (802) 287-5761.


PROCTOR

·         Proctor Town Clerk:  Main Street - Proctor, VT 05765,  Phone: (802) 459-3333.

·         St. Dominic Catholic Church:  45 South StreetProctor, VT  05765

·         Proctor Historical Society: Proctor Free Library, 4 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765, Phone: (802) 459-3539

·         Vermont Marble Museum:  located off VT Rt. 3, in Proctor, VT

·         Wilson Castle:  Proctor, VT

 

RUTLAND

·         VTGenWeb for Rutland City, by Tim Foley is no longer being updated.  A new town coordinator is needed.

·         Rutland, Vermont Regional Chamber of Commerce.

·         The Town of Rutland, VT.

·         Rutland Herald Online news

·         Rutland Free Library   

o    10 Court Street - Rutland, VT 05701   Phone:  (802) 773-1860

·         Rutland Historical Society   

o    96 Center Street - Rutland, VT 05701 Phone: (802) 775-2006.

o    History of Rutland, VT

·         Rutland City Town Clerk:   

o    P.O Box 969 - Rutland, VT 05702  Phone: (802) 773-1801.

·         Rutland Town Town Clerk:   

o    P.O Box 225 - Center Rutland, VT 05736  Phone: (802) 773-2528.

·         West Rutland Town Clerk:

o    P.O Box 115 - West Rutland, VT 05777  Phone: (802) 438-2204.

·         Pleasant Street Cemetery, West Rutland - online abstracts (access genealogy)

·         Poor Farm Cemetery, West Rutland - online abstracts (access genealogy)

·         Whipple Hollow Cemetery, West Rutland - online abstracts (access genealogy)


SHERBURNE

·         Sherburne Town Clerk:    P.O Box 429 - Killington, VT 05751  Phone: (802) 422-3243.


SHREWSBURY - Communities and Villages include: Cuttingsville and North Shrewsbury.

·         Shrewsbury Town Clerk:    Cold River Road - Cuttingsville, VT 05738  Phone: (802) 492-3511.


SUDBURY

·         Sudbury Town Clerk:    RR 1 Box 1238 - Sudbury, VT 05733  Phone: (802) 623-7296.


TINMOUTH - Communities and Villages include: Tinmouth

·         Tinmouth Town Clerk:
   RR 1 Box 551 - Wallingford, VT 05773  Phone: (802) 446-2460.


WALLINGFORD - Communities and Villages include: East Wallingford, South Wallingford, and Wallingford.

·         PREDOM Central - The author of this family history site, John Predom, grew up in Ludlow, Vermont on Predom Hill. His grandfather came from Wallingford and Great Grandfather came from Canada where his name was Hormidas Prudhomme and became Frank PREDOM when he moved to the U.S.  The site contains family history and the author plans to further research of Predom Hill and the Wallingford area.

·         Town of Wallingford, Vermont

·         Wallingford Historical Society   

o    Mailing address:  c/o Joyce Barbieri, 662 Creek Road - Wallingford, VT 05773 

o    Phone: (802) 446-2614;  E-mail: ottercreek@vermontel.net

o    Information

·         Wallingford History, Vital Records and Directory, online by Karima

·         Wallingford Town Clerk:   

o    Mailing address:  P.O. Box 327 - Wallingford, VT 05773 

o    Phone: (802) 446-2336;  E-mail: townclerk@wallingfordvt.com


WELLS

·         Wells Historical Society    R R 1 Box 37, Wells, VT 05774  Phone: (802) 645-0435.

·         Wells Town Clerk:  P.O Box 585 - Wells, VT 05774  Phone: (802) 645-0188.


WEST HAVEN

·         West Haven Town Clerk: RR 1 - Fair Haven, VT 05743  Phone: (802) 265-2080.



WEST RUTLAND

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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

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.

o    Native American Records

o    Immigration Records and Naturalization Records

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

o    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.

o    Military Records available from the National Archives

o    Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

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

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

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

o    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.

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

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

o    American Indians A Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications Snakes & Scribes: The Dawes Commission and the Enrollment of the Creeks, By Kent Carter, in "Prologue" (Prologue, Spring 1997)

o    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..."

o    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..."

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

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

o    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)

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

o    Prologue Magazine

·         State of Vermont

o    Maps of Vermont

o    Vital Records Reference and Research

·         Vermont State Archives   ...located at the Redstone building in Montpelier, Vermont. The reading room may be visited between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each business day.  State Archivist, Greg Sanford, may be contacted at E-mail: gsanford@sec.state.vt.us for details.
   Office of the Secretary of State
     Street address: 26 Terrace StreetMontpelier, VT   Phone: (802) 828-2397
     Mailing address: 109 State Street - Montpelier, VT 05609-1103

o     ARCCAT - catalog describing manuscript and archival collections held by various Vermont institutions.

o    Access to Public Records

·         Vermont Historical Society

o    60 Washington Street - Barre, Vermont 05641-4209  Phone: (802) 479-8500.

o    Genealogy Research in Vermont

·         Read about Vermont's Courts

·         Vermont Probate Courts

·         Vermont Libraries Directory

·         Vermont Genealogy Resources, by Jalanne C. Barnes

·         Access Vermont Regional Sites Online Guide

·         Vermont in the Civil War by Tom Ledoux.

·         GeneaBios:  Vermont Biographies

·         Local Catholic Church History & Genealogy Research Guide & Worldwide Directory + Vermont Page.

·         Vermont Prehistory.

·         Cemetery Records Online for Vermont

·         Clothing from the Past - Dress Up

·         17th Century New England Links.

·         The Making of America (search the digital library of primary sources in American social history from Reconstruction to the Rebellion).

·         Underground Railroad Research.

·         The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression - Temperance and Prohibition.

·         Library of Congress:  Explore the States -> Vermont

·         VT WPA Life Histories

·         U.S. Census Bureau Interactive County Maps for VT.

·         Library of Congress: American Memory All Collections Search - enter topic or Indiana town and/or county location to find available online photos, maps, and more!


PROFESSIONAL HISTORICAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist
Researching on-site, 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.

Contact:  Ann Mensch.
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