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Vermont Town Guide

The information contained in the pages below was taken from several sources, including the Vermont Yearbook and Vermont Place Names. Towns followed by an asterisk (*) are "unorganized" - administered by their county, they have no government of their own. "Gores" or "grants" also have no government of their own.
Onsite Archive = 1939-41 inventories of town, village, and city archives available at NEHGS

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Records of all Vermont towns can be found in:Vermont Births, Marriages and Deaths to 2008

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
AdamantNoPart of Calais
Addison1761NoAddisonAddison
Albany1782YesOrleansOrleans
Alburg1781YesGrand IsleGrand Isle
AmsdenNoPart of Weathersfield
Andover1761NoWindsorWindsor
Arlington1761NoBenningtonManchester
AscutneyNoPart of Weathersfield
Athens1780NoWindhamWestminster
Averill*1762NoEssexEssex
Averill VillageNoPart of Norton
Avery’s Gore1791NoEssexEssex

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Bakersfield1791NoFranklinFranklin
Baltimore1793NoWindsorCavendishWindsor
Barnard1761NoHartfordWindsor
Barnet1763NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Barre1781NoWashingtonWashington
Barton1789NoOrleansOrleans
BartonsvilleNoPart of Rockingham
Basin HarborNoPart of Ferrisburgh
Beebe PlainNoPart of Derby
Beecher FallsNoPort of entry in Canaan
Bellows FallsNoPart of Rockingham
BelmontNoPart of Mt. Holly
Belvidere1791NoLamoilleLamoille
Bennington1749NoBenningtonBennington
Benson1780YesRutlandFair Haven
Berkshire1781NoFranklinFranklin
Berlin1763NoWashingtonWashington
Bethel1779NoWindsorHartford
BillymeadNoSutton
BinghamvilleNoPart of Fletcher
Bloomfield1762NoEssexEssex
Bolton1763YesChittendenChittenden
BoltonvilleNoPart of Newbury
BondvilleNo
Bradford1770NoOrangeBradford
Braintree1781NoOrangeRandolph
Brandon1761NoRutlandRutland
Brattleboro1753NoWindhamMarlboroVital Records of Brattleboro, Vermont, to 1814
BreadloafNoPart of Ripton
Bridgewater1761NoWindsorHartford
Bridport1761YesAddisonAddison
Brighton1781NoEssexEssex
Bristol1761NoAddisonAddison Vital Records of Bristol, Vermont, 1771–1859
Brookfield1781NoOrangeRandolph
Brookline1794YesWindhamWestminster
BrooksvilleNoPart of New Haven
BrownsvilleNoPart of W. Windsor
Brownington1790NoOrleansOrleans
BrumleyNo
Brunswick1761NoEssexEssex
Buel’s Gore1780NoChittendenChittenden
Burke1782NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Burlington1763NoChittendenChittenden

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Cabot1780NoWashingtonWashington
Calais1781NoWashingtonWashington
CaldersburghNoMorgan
Cambridge1781YesLamoilleLamoille
CambridgeportNoPart of Rockingham
Canaan1782NoEssexEssex
CarthageNoJay
Castleton1761YesRutlandFair Haven
Cavendish1761YesWindsorWindsor
CentervilleNoPart of Hyde Park
Charleston1780NoOrleans Orleans
CharlottaNoCharlotte
Charlotte1762YesChittendenChittenden
Chelsea1781NoOrangeRandolph
Chester1754NoWindsorWindsor
Chimney PointNoPart of Addison
ChippenhookNoPart of Clarendon
ChiselvilleNoPart of Sunderland
Chittenden1780NoRutlandRutland
Clarendon1761YesRutlandRutland
Clarendon SpringsNoPart of Clarendon
Coit’s GoreNoWaterville
ColbyvilleNosection of Waterbury
Colchester1763NoChittendenChittenden
Cold RiverNoPart of Rutland
Concord1780NoEssexEssex
Corinth1764NoOrangeBradford
Cornwall1761NoAddisonAddison
Coventry1780YesOrleansOrleans
Craftsbury1781NoOrleansOrleans
CuttingsvilleNoPart of Shrewsbury

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Danby1761YesRutlandRutland
Danville1786NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Derby1779YesOrleansOrleans
Derby LineNoincorporated Part of Derby
Dewey’s MillsNoPart of Hartford
Dorset1761NoBenningtonManchester
Dover1810NoWindhamMarlboroVital Records of Dover, Vermont
DraperNoWilmington
Dummerston1753NoWindhamMarlboro
DuncansboroughNoNewport
Duxbury1763NoWashingtonWashington

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
E. Haven1790NoEssexEssex
E. Montpelier1781NoWashington Montpelier Washington
Eden1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Elmore1781YesLamoilleLamoille
ElyNoPart of Fairlee
EmersonNoPart of Rochester
Enosburg1780NoFranklinFranklin
Enosburg FallsNoincorporated Part of Enosburg
Essex1763YesChittendenChittenden
Essex JunctionNoincorporated Part of Essex
EvansvilleNoPart of Brownington

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Fairfax1763YesFranklinFranklinVital Records of Fairfax, Vermont
Fairfield1763NoFranklinFranklin
Fair Haven1779NoRutlandFair Haven
Fairlee1761NoOrangeBradford
Fayston1782NoWashingtonWashington
FelchvilleNoPart of Reading
Ferdinand*1761NoEssexEssex
Ferrisburgh1762NoAddisonAddison
FlamsteadNoChester
Fletcher1781NoFranklinFranklin
FlorenceNo
ForestdaleNoPart of Brandon
Franklin1789NoFranklinFranklin

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Gallup MillsNoPart of Victory
GassettsNoPart of Chester
GaysvilleNoPart of Stockbridge
Georgia1763NoFranklinFranklin
GilmanNoPart of Lunenburg
Glastenbury*1761NoBenningtonBennington
GlossenburyNoGlastenbury
Glover1783NoOrleansOrleans
Gordon LandingNoPart of Grand Isle
Goshen1792NoAddisonAddison
Goshen Gore #1NoStannard
Goshen Gore #2NoPlainfield
Grafton1754YesWindhamWestminster
Granby1761NoEssexRutland Essex
Grand Isle1779YesGrand IsleGrand Isle
GranitevilleNoPart of Barre
Granville1781NoAddisonAddison
Green RiverNoPart of Guilford
Greensboro1781NoOrleansOrleans
Groton1789NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Guildhall1761No Essex Essex
Guilford1754NoWindhamMarlboro

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Halifax1750NoWindhamMarlboro
HammondsvilleNoPart of Reading
Hancock1781NoAddisonAddison
HanksvilleNoPart of Huntington
Hardwick1781NoCaledoniaCaledoniaVital Records of Hardwick, Vermont, to 1860
HarwichNoMt. Tabor
HarmonyvilleNoPart of Townshend
Hartford1761NoWindsorHartford
Hartland1761NoWindsorHartford
Hartland Four CornersNoPart of Hartland
HarveyNoPart of Danville
HealdvilleNoPart of Mt. Holly
HeartwellvilleNoPart of Readsboro
Hell’s GateNoGeorgia
Highgate1763NoFranklinFranklin
Hinesburg1762NoChittendenChittenden
HinsdaleNoVernon
HoldenNoPart of Chittendon
HoosickNoBennington
HortoniaNoPart of Mt. Holly
HortonvilleNoPart of Mt. Holly
Holland1779NoOrleansOrleans
HoughtonvilleNoPart of Grafton
Hubbardton1764 YesRutlandFair Haven
HungerfordNoSheldon
Huntington1763NoChittendenChittenden
HuntsburghNoFranklin
Hyde Park1781YesLamoilleLamoille
HydevilleNoPart of Castleton

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Ira1781NoRutland Rutland
Irasburg1781NoOrleansOrleans
Island PondNoPart of Brighton
Isle La Motte1779YesGrand IsleGrand Isle

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
JacksonvilleNoincorporated Part of Whitingham
Jamaica1780YesWindhamWestminster
Jay1792NoOrleansOrleans
JeffersonvilleNoPart of Cambridge
Jericho1763NoChittendenChittenden
Johnson1792NoLamoilleLamoille
JonesvilleNoPart of Richmond

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
KansasNoPart of Sunderland
Kelly StandNoPart of Sunderland
KellyvaleNoLowell
KentNoLondonderry
Kent’s CornerNoPart of Calais
KillingtonNoPart of Sherburne
KingstonNoGranville
Kirby1807NoCaledoniaCaledonia

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Lake BomoseenNoPart of Castleton
Lake DunmoreNoPart of Salisbury
Landgrove1780NoBenningtonManchester
Larrabee’s PointNoboatslip in Shoreham
Leicester1761NoAddisonAddison
Lemington1762NoEssexEssex
Lewis*1762NoEssexEssex
LewistonNoPart of Norwich
Lincoln1780NoAddisonAddison
Little ChicagoNoHardwick
LittletonNoWaterford
Londonderry1780NoWindhamWestminster
Lowell1791NoOrleansOrleans
Ludlow1761NoWindsorWindsor
Lunenburg1763NoEssexEssex
LutterlohNoAlbany
Lyndon1780NoCaledoniaCaledonia
LyndonvilleNoincorporated Part of Lyndon

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Maidstone1761NoEssexEssex
Mallets BayNoPart of Colchester
Manchester1761NoBenningtonManchester
Mansfield1763Yesannexed to Stowe in 1848
Marlboro1751NoWindhamMarlboro
Marshfield1782NoWashingtonWashington
McIndoe FallsNoPart of Barnet
MechanicsvilleNoPart of Mt. Holly
MedwayNoRutlandRutlandMendon
Mendon1781NoRutland Rutland
Middlebury1761NoAddisonAddison
Middlesex1763NoWashingtonWashington
Middletown(Springs)1784NoRutlandPoultney, Wells, Ira & TinmouthRutlandchanged to Middleton Springs in 1884
Miles PondNoPart of Concord
Mill VillageNoPart of Rutland
Milton1763NoChittenden Chittenden
MindenNoCraftsbury
MinesheadNoBloomfield
MissisquoiNoTroy
Monkton1762NoAddisonAddison
MonroeNoWoodbury
Montgomery1789NoFranklinFranklin
Montpelier1781NoWashingtonWashington
MooretownNoBradford
Moretown1763NoWashingtonWashington
Morgan1780NoOrleansOrleansEarly Records of Morgan, Vermont
Morristown1781YesLamoilleLamoille
MorrisvilleNoPart of Morristown
Morse’s LineNoPort of entry for Canadian & US Customs & Immigration in Franklin
MoscowNoPart of Stowe
Mt. Holly1792NoRutlandWallingford, Ludlow & Jackson’s GoreRutland
Mt. Tabor1761YesRutlandRutland

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
NavyNoCharleston
NeshobeNoBrandon
Newark1781NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Newbury1763NoOrangeBradford
Newfane1753NoWindhamMarlboro
New Haven1761NoAddisonAddison
New HuntingtonNoHuntington
Newport1802NoOrleansOrleans
Northfield1781NoWashingtonWashington
North Hero1779YesGrand IsleGrand Isle
Norton1769NoEssexEssex
Norwich1761NoWindsorHartford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
OaklandNoPart of St. Albans
Orange1781NoOrangeRandolph
OrangeNoalso Lemington
OrleansNoincorporated Part of Barton
OrleansNoCoventry
Orwell1763NoAddisonAddison
OaklandNoPart of St. Albans
Orange1781NoOrangeRandolph
OrangeNoalso Lemington
OrleansNoincorporated Part of Barton
OrleansNoCoventry
Orwell1763NoAddisonAddison

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Panton 1761 noAddisonAddison
Parkerstown noMendon
Passumpsic noPart of Barnet
Pawlet 1761 noRutland Fair Haven
Peacham1763 noCaledoniaCaledonia
Perkinsville noPart of Weathersfield
Peru 1761 noBenningtonManchester
Philadelphia noChittenden
Pittsfield 1781 noRutlandRutland
Pittsford 1761 noRutlandRutland
Plainfield1787 noWashingtonWashington
Pleasant Valley noPart of Cambridge
Plymouth1761 yesWindsorWindsor
Pocock noBristol
Pomfret 1761 noWindsorHartfordVital Records of Pomfret, Vermont
Pompanoosuc noPart of Norwich
Post Mills noPart of Thetford
Poultney 1761 noRutlandFair Haven
Pownal 1760 noBenningtonBennington
Proctor 1886 noRutlandRutland & PittsfordRutland
Proctorsville noPart of Cavendish
Prosper noPart of Woodstock
Providence noBarton
Putnamville noPart of Middlesex
Putney 1753 noWindhamWestminsterVital Records of Putney, Vermont, 1740–1842

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Quechee noPart of Hartford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Randolph1781NoOrangeRandolph
RandomNoBrighton
RawsonvilleNoPart of Jamaica
Reading1761NoWindsorWindsor
Readsboro1764NoBenningtonBennington
Richford1780NoFranklinFranklin
Richmond1792No Chittenden Chittenden
Ricker MillsNoPart of Groton
Ripton1781NoAddisonAddison
RiversideNoPart of Jericho
RivertonNoPart of Berlin
RobinsonNoPart of Rochester
Rochester1781NoWindsorHartford
Rockingham1752NoWindhamWestminster
Roxbury1781NoWashingtonWashington
Royalton1769NoWindsorHartford
Rupert1761NoBenningtonManchester
Rutland1761NoRutlandRutlandRecords of the Congregational Church of Rutland, Vermont (East Parish), 1788-184
Ryegate1763NoCaledoniaCaledonia

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
St. Albans1763NoFranklinFranklin
St. Andrews GoreNoPlainfield
St. George1763NoChittendenChittenden
St. Johnsbury1786NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Salisbury1761NoAddisonAddison
SaltashNoPlymouth
Sandgate1761NoBennington Manchester
Saxtons RiverNoincorporated Part of Rockingham
Searsburg1781No Bennington Bennington
Shady RillNoPart of Middlesex
Shaftsbury1761NoBenningtonBennington
Sharon1761NoWindsorHartford
Sheffield1763NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Shelburne1761NoRutlandRutlandVital Records of Shelburne, Vermont, 1743–1896
Sheldon1763NoFranklin Franklin
Shoreham1761NoAddisonAddison
Shrewsbury1761YesRutlandRutland
SimonsvilleNoPart of Andover
SkinsNoHyde Park
Somerset*1761NoWindhamMarlboro
So. Burlington1864NoChittendenBurlingtonChittenden
South Hero1779YesGrand IsleGrand Isle
Springfield1761NoWindsorWindsorRecords of the Rev. George W. Bailey of Springfield, Vermont, 1840–1902
Stamford1753NoBenningtonBennington
Stannard1867NoCaledoniaCaledoniaGoshen Gore #1
Starksboro1780NoAddisonAddison
Stevens MillsNoPart of Richford
Stockbridge1761NoWindsorHartford
Stowe1763YesLamoilleLamoille
Strafford1761NoOrangeBradford
Stratton1761NoWindhamMarlboro
Sudbury1763NoRutlandFair Haven
Sunderland1761NoBenningtonManchester
Sutton1782NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Swanton1763NoFranklinFranklin

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
TaftsvilleNoPart of Woodstock
TalcvilleNoPart of Rochester
Thetford1761NoOrangeBradford
ThomlinsonNoGrafton
Thompson’s PointNoPart of Charlotte
TiceNoPart of Holland
Tinmouth1761YesRutlandRutland
Topsham1763NoOrangeBradford
Tory HollowNoArlington
Townshend1753NoWindhamWestminster
Troy1801NoOrleansOrleans
Tunbridge1761NoOrangeRandolph
TurnersburgNoChelsea
Two HeroesNoN. Hero
TysonNoPart of Plymouth

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Underhill1763NoChittendenChittenden
Union VillageNoPart of Thetford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Vergennes1788NoAddisonAddison
Vernon1753No Windham Marlboro
Vershire1781NoOrangeBradford
Victory1781NoEssexEssex

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Waitsfield1782NoWashingtonWashington
Waits RiverNoPart of Topsham
Walden1781NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Wallingford1761YesRutlandRutland
Wallace PondNoPart of Canaan
Waltham1796NoAddisonAddison
Wardsboro1780NoWindhamMarlboro
Warner’s Grant1787NoEssexEssex
Warren1780NoWashingtonWashington
Warren’s Gore1782NoEssexEssex
Washington1781NoOrangeRandolph
Waterbury1763NoWashingtonWashington
Waterford1780NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Waterville1824YesLamoilleCoit’s Gore, Belvidere & BakersfieldLamoille
Weathersfield1761NoWindsorWindsor
WebstervilleNoPart of Barre
Wells1761NoRutlandFair Haven
Wells RiverNoPart of Newbury
West Fairlee1797NoOrangeBradford
West Haven1792NoRutlandFair Haven
West Rutland1886NoRutlandRutlandRutland
West Windsor1761NoWindsorWindsorWindsor
Westfield1780NoOrleansOrleansVital Records of Westfield, Vermont, 1793–1860
Westford1763NoChittendenChittenden
WestfordNoWestmore
Westminster1752NoWestminster
Westmore1781NoWindham
WeybridgeNoAddisonVital Records of Weybridge, Vermont, 1760–1884
WhitelawNoPlainfield
WildersburghNoBarre
Williamstown1780NoOrangeRandolph
WilliamsvilleNoPart of Newfane
Williston1763NoChittendenChittenden
Wilmington1751NoWindhamMarlboro
Windham1795NoWindhamWestminster
Windsor1761NoWindsorWindsor
Winhall1761NoBenningtonManchester
Winooski1922NoChittendenColchesterChittenden
Wolcott1781YesLamoilleLamoille
Woodbury1781NoWashingtonWashington
Woodford1753NoBenningtonBennington
Woodstock1761NoWindsorHartford
Worcester1763NoWashingtonWashingtonVital Records of Worcester, Vermont, 1813–1858
WorsterNoWorcester