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Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The original name of Plymouth was Saltash, under a charter granted by Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire on July 6, 1761. It wasn't until Feb. 23, 1797 that an act of the legislature changed the name to Plymouth.

Plymouth is the town where Calvin Coolidge , the 30th President of the United States, was born in and is also buried here.

Plymouth is principally noted for its gold diggings, and the purity of the ore exceeding that generally found in California. Plymouth Five Corners and an area northeast of Tyson were the scenes of extensive gold mining operations, following the discovery of the mineral around 1857. After a time the projects were abandoned and the town of Five Corners had nothing at all but cellar holes and a cemetery to show for all the mining activity. [1][2]

Historical Data
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Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 14, Windsor County, vol. XII, Town of Plymouth - view a digital version of this item online.

Town Histories
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Genealogical records of the founders and early settlers of Plymouth, Vermont, by Blanche Brown Bryant and Gertrude Elaine Baker - Find this book in a library.

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Plymouth is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

Military[edit | edit source]

List of men liable to enrollment, 1863, are available on microformat the Family History Library or some family history centers. Check availability.

City Directories
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Maps[edit | edit source]

1859 map of Plymouth, VT

1796 Plat map of Plymouth (Saltash), VT is available on microfilm at the Family History Library or some family history centers.  Check availability.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Plymouth Five Corners Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Plymouth Kingdom - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Plymouth Notch Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Tyson-Pollard Cemetery- inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Plymouth cemetery records : deaths prior to 1870, available on microfilm at the Family History Library or some family history centers. Check availability.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Digital images of Plymouth Town records, 1761-1996, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Plymouth Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1761-1908; general index to land records, 1761-1884Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1996, and Town records, 1830-1873.

Plymouth Town Clerk
68 Town Office Rd
Plymouth, Vermont 05056
Phone: (802) 672-3655
Email: clerk@plymouthvt.org
Website: http://www.plymouthvt.org/

Newspapers
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The Vermont Standard

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Plymouth Vermont Historical Society
Physical Address: 35 School Road
Mailing Address: 68 Town Office Road
Plymouth, VT 05056
Phone: (802) 438-8351
Email: info@plymouthhistoricalsociety.org
Website: http://www.plymouthvermonthistoricalsociety.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gold Mining in Plymouth, Plymouth Vermont Historical Society, http://www.plymouthvermonthistoricalsociety.org/?portfolio=gold-mining-in-plymouth.
  2. History of the Town of Plymouth, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindsorPlymouth.html

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