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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
Adamant No Part of Calais
Addison1761NoAddison Addison
Albany1782YesOrleans Orleans
Alburg1781YesGrand Isle Grand Isle
Amsden No Part of Weathersfield
Andover1761NoWindsor Windsor
Arlington1761No BenningtonManchester
Ascutney No Part of Weathersfield
Athens1780NoWindham Westminster
Averill*1762No EssexEssex
Averill Village No Part of Norton
Avery’s Gore1791No EssexEssex

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Bakersfield1791NoFranklinFranklin
Baltimore1793NoWindsorCavendishWindsor
Barnard1761NoHartfordWindsor
Barnet1763NoCaledoniaCaledonia
Barre1781NoWashingtonWashington
Barton1789No OrleansOrleans
Bartonsville No Part of Rockingham
Basin Harbor No Part of Ferrisburgh
Beebe Plain No Part of Derby
Beecher Falls No Port of entry in Canaan
Bellows Falls No Part of Rockingham
Belmont No Part of Mt. Holly
Belvidere1791NoLamoille Lamoille
Bennington1749NoBennington Bennington
Benson1780YesRutland Fair Haven
Berkshire1781NoFranklin Franklin
Berlin1763NoWashington Washington
Bethel1779NoWindsor Hartford
Billymead No Sutton
Binghamville No Part of Fletcher
Bloomfield1762NoEssex Essex
Bolton1763YesChittenden Chittenden
Boltonville No Part of Newbury
Bondville No
Bradford1770NoOrange Bradford
Braintree1781NoOrange Randolph
Brandon1761NoRutland Rutland
Brattleboro1753NoWindham Marlboro Brattleboro, VT: Vital Records, 1752-1814
Breadloaf No Part of Ripton
Bridgewater1761NoWindsor Hartford
Bridport1761YesAddison Addison
Brighton1781NoEssex Essex
Bristol1761NoAddison Addison Bristol, VT: Vital Records, 1771-1859
Brookfield1781NoOrange Randolph
Brookline1794YesWindham Westminster
Brooksville No Part of New Haven
Brownsville No Part of W. Windsor
Brownington1790NoOrleans Orleans
Brumley No
Brunswick1761NoEssex Essex
Buel’s Gore1780NoChittenden Chittenden
Burke1782NoCaledonia Caledonia
Burlington1763NoChittenden Chittenden

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Cabot1780NoWashington Washington
Calais1781NoWashington Washington
Caldersburgh No Morgan
Cambridge1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Cambridgeport No Part of Rockingham
Canaan1782NoEssex Essex
Carthage No Jay
Castleton1761YesRutland Fair Haven
Cavendish1761YesWindsor Windsor
Centerville No Part of Hyde Park
Charleston1780NoOrleans Orleans
Charlotta No Charlotte
Charlotte1762YesChittenden Chittenden
Chelsea1781NoOrange Randolph
Chester1754NoWindsor Windsor
Chimney Point No Part of Addison
Chippenhook No Part of Clarendon
Chiselville No Part of Sunderland
Chittenden1780NoRutland Rutland
Clarendon1761YesRutland Rutland
Clarendon Springs No Part of Clarendon
Coit’s Gore No Waterville
Colbyville No section of Waterbury
Colchester1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Cold River No Part of Rutland
Concord1780NoEssex Essex
Corinth1764NoOrange Bradford
Cornwall1761NoAddison Addison
Coventry1780YesOrleans Orleans
Craftsbury1781NoOrleans Orleans
Cuttingsville No Part of Shrewsbury

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Danby1761YesRutland Rutland
Danville1786NoCaledonia Caledonia
Derby1779YesOrleans Orleans
Derby Line No incorporated Part of Derby
Dewey’s Mills No Part of Hartford
Dorset1761NoBennington Manchester
Dover1810NoWindham Marlboro Dover, VT: Vital Records, 1776-1891
Draper No Wilmington
Dummerston1753NoWindham Marlboro
Duncansborough No Newport
Duxbury1763NoWashington Washington

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
E. Haven1790NoEssex Essex
E. Montpelier1781NoWashington Montpelier Washington
Eden1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Elmore1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Ely No Part of Fairlee
Emerson No Part of Rochester
Enosburg1780NoFranklin Franklin
Enosburg Falls No incorporated Part of Enosburg
Essex1763YesChittenden Chittenden
Essex Junction No incorporated Part of Essex
Evansville No Part of Brownington

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Fairfax1763YesFranklin Franklin Vital Records of Fairfax, Vermont
Fairfield1763NoFranklin Franklin
Fair Haven1779NoRutland Fair Haven
Fairlee1761NoOrange Bradford
Fayston1782NoWashington Washington
Felchville No Part of Reading
Ferdinand*1761NoEssex Essex
Ferrisburgh1762NoAddison Addison
Flamstead No Chester
Fletcher1781NoFranklin Franklin
Florence No
Forestdale No Part of Brandon
Franklin1789NoFranklin Franklin

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Gallup Mills No Part of Victory
Gassetts No Part of Chester
Gaysville No Part of Stockbridge
Georgia1763NoFranklin Franklin
Gilman No Part of Lunenburg
Glastenbury*1761NoBennington Bennington
Glossenbury No Glastenbury
Glover1783NoOrleans Orleans
Gordon Landing No Part of Grand Isle
Goshen1792NoAddison Addison
Goshen Gore #1 No Stannard
Goshen Gore #2 No Plainfield
Grafton1754YesWindham Westminster
Granby1761NoEssexRutland Essex
Grand Isle1779YesGrand Isle Grand Isle
Graniteville No Part of Barre
Granville1781NoAddison Addison
Green River No Part of Guilford
Greensboro1781NoOrleans Orleans
Groton1789NoCaledonia Caledonia
Guildhall1761No Essex Essex
Guilford1754NoWindham Marlboro

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Halifax1750NoWindham Marlboro
Hammondsville No Part of Reading
Hancock1781NoAddison Addison
Hanksville No Part of Huntington
Hardwick1781NoCaledonia Caledonia Hardwick, VT: Vital Records 1787-1878
Harwich No Mt. Tabor
Harmonyville No Part of Townshend
Hartford1761NoWindsor Hartford
Hartland1761NoWindsor Hartford
Hartland Four Corners No Part of Hartland
Harvey No Part of Danville
Healdville No Part of Mt. Holly
Heartwellville No Part of Readsboro
Hell’s Gate No Georgia
Highgate1763NoFranklin Franklin
Hinesburg1762NoChittenden Chittenden
Hinsdale No Vernon
Holden No Part of Chittendon
Hoosick No Bennington
Hortonia No Part of Mt. Holly
Hortonville No Part of Mt. Holly
Holland1779NoOrleans Orleans
Houghtonville No Part of Grafton
Hubbardton1764 YesRutland Fair Haven
Hungerford No Sheldon
Huntington1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Huntsburgh No Franklin
Hyde Park1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Hydeville No Part of Castleton

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Ira1781NoRutland Rutland
Irasburg1781NoOrleans Orleans
Island Pond No Part of Brighton
Isle La Motte1779YesGrand Isle Grand Isle

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Jacksonville No incorporated Part of Whitingham
Jamaica1780YesWindham Westminster
Jay1792NoOrleans Orleans
Jeffersonville No Part of Cambridge
Jericho1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Johnson1792NoLamoille Lamoille
Jonesville No Part of Richmond

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Kansas No Part of Sunderland
Kelly Stand No Part of Sunderland
Kellyvale No Lowell
Kent No Londonderry
Kent’s Corner No Part of Calais
Killington No Part of Sherburne
Kingston No Granville
Kirby1807NoCaledonia Caledonia

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Lake Bomoseen No Part of Castleton
Lake Dunmore No Part of Salisbury
Landgrove1780NoBennington Manchester
Larrabee’s Point No boatslip in Shoreham
Leicester1761NoAddison Addison
Lemington1762NoEssex Essex
Lewis*1762NoEssex Essex
Lewiston No Part of Norwich
Lincoln1780NoAddison Addison
Little Chicago No Hardwick
Littleton No Waterford
Londonderry1780NoWindham Westminster
Lowell1791NoOrleans Orleans
Ludlow1761NoWindsor Windsor
Lunenburg1763NoEssex Essex
Lutterloh No Albany
Lyndon1780NoCaledonia Caledonia
Lyndonville No incorporated Part of Lyndon

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Maidstone1761NoEssex Essex
Mallets Bay No Part of Colchester
Manchester1761NoBennington Manchester
Mansfield1763Yes annexed to Stowe in 1848
Marlboro1751NoWindham Marlboro
Marshfield1782NoWashington Washington
McIndoe Falls No Part of Barnet
Mechanicsville No Part of Mt. Holly
Medway NoRutland RutlandMendon
Mendon1781NoRutland Rutland
Middlebury1761NoAddison Addison
Middlesex1763NoWashington Washington
Middletown(Springs)1784NoRutlandPoultney, Wells, Ira & TinmouthRutlandchanged to Middleton Springs in 1884
Miles Pond No Part of Concord
Mill Village No Part of Rutland
Milton1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Minden No Craftsbury
Mineshead No Bloomfield
Missisquoi No Troy
Monkton1762NoAddison Addison
Monroe No Woodbury
Montgomery1789NoFranklin Franklin
Montpelier1781NoWashington Washington
Mooretown No Bradford
Moretown1763NoWashington Washington
Morgan1780NoOrleans Orleans Morgan, VT: Early Records, 1780-1932
Morristown1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Morrisville No Part of Morristown
Morse’s Line No Port of entry for Canadian & US Customs & Immigration in Franklin
Moscow No Part of Stowe
Mt. Holly1792NoRutlandWallingford, Ludlow & Jackson’s GoreRutland
Mt. Tabor1761YesRutland Rutland

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Navy No Charleston
Neshobe No Brandon
Newark1781NoCaledonia Caledonia
Newbury1763NoOrange Bradford
Newfane1753NoWindham Marlboro
New Haven1761NoAddison Addison
New Huntington No Huntington
Newport1802NoOrleans Orleans
Northfield1781NoWashington Washington
North Hero1779YesGrand Isle Grand Isle
Norton1769NoEssex Essex
Norwich1761NoWindsor Hartford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Oakland No Part of St. Albans
Orange1781NoOrange Randolph
Orange No also Lemington
Orleans No incorporated Part of Barton
Orleans No Coventry
Orwell1763NoAddison Addison
Oakland No Part of St. Albans
Orange1781NoOrange Randolph
Orange No also Lemington
Orleans No incorporated Part of Barton
Orleans No Coventry
Orwell1763NoAddison Addison

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Panton 1761 noAddison Addison
Parkerstown no Mendon
Passumpsic no Part of Barnet
Pawlet 1761 noRutland Fair Haven
Peacham1763 noCaledonia Caledonia
Perkinsville no Part of Weathersfield
Peru 1761 noBennington Manchester
Philadelphia no Chittenden
Pittsfield 1781 noRutland Rutland
Pittsford 1761 noRutland Rutland
Plainfield1787 noWashington Washington
Pleasant Valley no Part of Cambridge
Plymouth1761 yesWindsor Windsor
Pocock no Bristol
Pomfret 1761 noWindsor Hartford Vital Records of Pomfret, Vermont
Pompanoosuc no Part of Norwich
Post Mills no Part of Thetford
Poultney 1761 noRutland Fair Haven
Pownal 1760 noBennington Bennington
Proctor 1886 noRutlandRutland & PittsfordRutland
Proctorsville no Part of Cavendish
Prosper no Part of Woodstock
Providence no Barton
Putnamville no Part of Middlesex
Putney 1753 noWindham Westminster Putney, VT: Vital Records, 1740-1832

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Quechee no Part of Hartford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Randolph1781NoOrange Randolph
Random No Brighton
Rawsonville No Part of Jamaica
Reading1761NoWindsor Windsor
Readsboro1764NoBennington Bennington
Richford1780NoFranklin Franklin
Richmond1792No Chittenden Chittenden
Ricker Mills No Part of Groton
Ripton1781NoAddison Addison
Riverside No Part of Jericho
Riverton No Part of Berlin
Robinson No Part of Rochester
Rochester1781NoWindsor Hartford
Rockingham1752NoWindham Westminster
Roxbury1781NoWashington Washington
Royalton1769NoWindsor Hartford
Rupert1761NoBennington Manchester
Rutland1761NoRutland Rutland Records of the Congregational Church of Rutland, Vermont (East Parish), 1788-184
Ryegate1763NoCaledonia Caledonia

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
St. Albans1763NoFranklin Franklin
St. Andrews Gore No Plainfield
St. George1763NoChittenden Chittenden
St. Johnsbury1786NoCaledonia Caledonia
Salisbury1761NoAddison Addison
Saltash No Plymouth
Sandgate1761NoBennington Manchester
Saxtons River No incorporated Part of Rockingham
Searsburg1781No Bennington Bennington
Shady Rill No Part of Middlesex
Shaftsbury1761NoBennington Bennington
Sharon1761NoWindsor Hartford
Sheffield1763NoCaledonia Caledonia
Shelburne1761NoRutland Rutland Shelburne, VT: Vital Records, 1743-1896
Sheldon1763NoFranklin Franklin
Shoreham1761NoAddison Addison
Shrewsbury1761YesRutland Rutland
Simonsville No Part of Andover
Skins No Hyde Park
Somerset*1761NoWindham Marlboro
So. Burlington1864NoChittendenBurlingtonChittenden
South Hero1779YesGrand Isle Grand Isle
Springfield1761NoWindsor Windsor Records of the Rev. George W. Bailey of Springfield, Vermont, 1840–1902
Stamford1753NoBennington Bennington
Stannard1867NoCaledoniaCaledonia Goshen Gore #1
Starksboro1780NoAddison Addison
Stevens Mills No Part of Richford
Stockbridge1761NoWindsor Hartford
Stowe1763YesLamoille Lamoille
Strafford1761NoOrange Bradford
Stratton1761NoWindham Marlboro
Sudbury1763NoRutland Fair Haven
Sunderland1761NoBennington Manchester
Sutton1782NoCaledonia Caledonia
Swanton1763NoFranklin Franklin

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Taftsville No Part of Woodstock
Talcville No Part of Rochester
Thetford1761NoOrange Bradford
Thomlinson No Grafton
Thompson’s Point No Part of Charlotte
Tice No Part of Holland
Tinmouth1761YesRutland Rutland
Topsham1763NoOrange Bradford
Tory Hollow No Arlington
Townshend1753NoWindham Westminster
Troy1801NoOrleans Orleans
Tunbridge1761NoOrange Randolph
Turnersburg No Chelsea
Two Heroes No N. Hero
Tyson No Part of Plymouth

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Underhill1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Union Village No Part of Thetford

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Vergennes1788NoAddison Addison
Vernon1753No Windham Marlboro
Vershire1781NoOrange Bradford
Victory1781NoEssex Essex

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NameEstablishedOnsite ArchiveCountyParent Town(s)Probate DistrictOther NamesRelated Databases
Waitsfield1782NoWashington Washington
Waits River No Part of Topsham
Walden1781NoCaledonia Caledonia
Wallingford1761YesRutland Rutland
Wallace Pond No Part of Canaan
Waltham1796NoAddison Addison
Wardsboro1780NoWindham Marlboro
Warner’s Grant1787NoEssex Essex
Warren1780NoWashington Washington
Warren’s Gore1782NoEssex Essex
Washington1781NoOrange Randolph
Waterbury1763NoWashington Washington
Waterford1780NoCaledonia Caledonia
Waterville1824YesLamoilleCoit’s Gore, Belvidere & BakersfieldLamoille
Weathersfield1761NoWindsor Windsor
Websterville No Part of Barre
Wells1761NoRutland Fair Haven
Wells River No Part of Newbury
West Fairlee1797NoOrange Bradford
West Haven1792NoRutland Fair Haven
West Rutland1886NoRutlandRutlandRutland
West Windsor1761NoWindsorWindsorWindsor
Westfield1780NoOrleans Orleans Vital Records of Westfield, Vermont, 1793–1860
Westford1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Westford No Westmore
Westminster1752No Westminster
Westmore1781NoWindham
Weybridge NoAddison Weybridge, VT: Vital Records, 1755-1910
Whitelaw No Plainfield
Wildersburgh No Barre
Williamstown1780NoOrange Randolph
Williamsville No Part of Newfane
Williston1763NoChittenden Chittenden
Wilmington1751NoWindham Marlboro
Windham1795NoWindham Westminster
Windsor1761NoWindsor Windsor
Winhall1761NoBennington Manchester
Winooski1922NoChittendenColchesterChittenden
Wolcott1781YesLamoille Lamoille
Woodbury1781NoWashington Washington
Woodford1753NoBennington Bennington
Woodstock1761NoWindsor Hartford
Worcester1763NoWashington Washington Vital Records of Worcester, Vermont, 1813–1858
Worster No Worcester