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Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Middlebury was chartered on November 2, 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. It is the Shire Town and largest community in Addison county with a population of approximately 8,500.

Middlebury is also home to the internationally recognized Middlebury College which was founded in 1800.  Its original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. In 1883, it became one of the first formerly all-male schools in New England to admit women [1] [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

History of the Town of Middlebury: In the Country of Addison, Vermont (1859), by Samuel Swift - view digital copy of book online.

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 Middlebury is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Middlebury Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Middlebury. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.

  • Case Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Foote Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Middlebury Cemetery (also known as West Cemetery) - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Old Town Cemetery (also known as Hammond Cemetery, Old Middlebury Cemetery) inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Prospect Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Saint Marys Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
  • Washington Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery records of Middlebury, Vermont are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Churches[edit | edit source]

  • Marriages, 1814-1839, performed by missionaries of the Baptist Church in western Vermont and central New York are on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • Records of the town of Middlebury, Vermont : from its beginning, to and including the year 1820 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1806-2002, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Middlebury Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, 1806-1866, 1901, Land records, deeds, mortgages 1786-1916, and County records including deeds of Middlebury, Vermont, 1784-1870; index to deeds, 1774-1926.

Middlebury Town Clerk
4 Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Phone: (802) 388-8100
Website: http://www.townofmiddlebury.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Ilsley Public Library
75 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-4095
Website: http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/

References[edit | edit source]

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