Cabot, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cabot was chartered on August 17, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Cabot started out as an army town. When the town was officially organized, eight years after the chartering, six out of seven people elected to fill town offices had been commissioned Continental Army officers (the odd civilian was elected to the office of highway surveyor).

It has been said that a man could live in Cabot for seventy-five years and have been a resident of four counties without ever leaving his place of birth. The town has been successively part of the Vermont counties of Cumberland, Orange, Caledonia and, since 1855, Washington.

Cabot did have what the proprietors of every town hoped for: good farm lands, plenty of mill sites and no excessively high hills. At first the town grew quite rapidly, then after the Civil War it started to decline. The population at the 2010 US. Census was 1,433. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
[edit | edit source]

Town Histories
[edit | edit source]

Years of Cabot History, Cabot Historical Society 

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records
[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Cabot is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Military Records
[edit | edit source]

City Directories
[edit | edit source]

1889 Cabot Directory

[edit | edit source]

1873 map of Cabot

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Cabot. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

Town Records
[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vermont, Washington County, Cabot, land records, 1852-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Cabot Town Clerk's Office. These include  Births, marriages & deaths records, v. 1, 1764-1881, and  Deeds, 1788-1852.

Cabot Town Clerk
3084 Main St.
PO Box 36
Cabot, VT 05647
Phone: (802) 563-2279

[edit | edit source]

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: