To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Guide to Washington County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


{{{link}}}

Washington County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded November 8, 1814
County Seat Montpelier
Courthouse
VermontWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
65 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 426,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426
Phone: 802-223-2091
Washington County Website


Description[edit | edit source]

The County is located in the north center area of the state. [1]

Washington County, Vermont Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
at town creation at town creation at town creation 1881 Unknown 1811 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1857. General compliance year is unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Secretary of State, Montpelier has birth, marriage and death records; County Clerk has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records; Town and City Clerks have land records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barre 1781
Berlin 1763
Calais 1781
Duxbury 1763
Marshfield 1782
Middlesex 1763
Montpelier 1781
Moretown 1763
Northfield 1781
Plainfield 1797
Roxbury 1781
Waitsfield 1782
Warren 1780
Waterbury 1763
Worcester 1763 [3]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • Renamed 8 November 1814 from Jefferson County, Vermont. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

VermontWashington CountyAddison CountyOrange CountyCaledonia CountyLamoille CountyChittenden CountyWoodburyCabotWorcesterCalaisMarshfieldWaterburyMiddlesexEast MontpelierMontpelierPlainfieldBarreBerlinMoretownDuxburyFaystonWaitsfieldNorthfieldWarrenRoxburyStarksboroLincolnRiptonGranvilleHancockRochesterBraintreeRandolphTunbridgeBrookfieldChelseaVershireWilliamstownWashingtonCorinthBradfordNewburyTopshamOrangeGrotonRyegateBarnetPeachamDanvilleWaldenStannardWheelockGreensboroHardwickWolcottElmoreMorristownStoweCambridgeWestfordUnderhillEssexJerichoBoltonRichmondHuntingtonBuel's Gore
Modern town borders in Washington County, Vermont.

 Cities:

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities:

Towns:

Villages:

  • Cabot
  • Marshfield
  • Northfield
  • Waterbury

Communities:

  • Adamant
  • Graniteville-East Barre
  • South Barre
  • Tangletown

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Addison | Caledonia | Chittenden | Lamoille | Orange

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VTGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project
VTInterment
VTGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

ChittendenLamoilleCaledoniaOrangeAddisonVT WASHINGTON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies G, H and K
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files - FamilySearch Historical Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Cabot Historical Society
PO Box 275
3216 Main Street
Cabot, Vermont 05647
Phone: 802-563-3396
E-mail:cabothistorical@gmail.com
Website

Duxbury Historical Society
Duxbury Town Office, VT Route 100
Duxbury, VT 05676
Phone: 802-244-7558
Website

East Montpelier Historical Society
PO Box 63
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Phone: 802-223-6886
E-mail:ave.coburn@comcast.net
Website

Fayston Historical Society
3685 North Fayston Road
Moretown, VT 05660
Phone: 802-496-2083
Website

Middlesex Historical Society
5 Church Street
Middlesex, VT 05602
Phone: 802-272-8074
E-mail:ave.coburn@comcast.net
Website

Waitsfield Historical Society
General Benjamin Wait House
VT Route 100
PO Box 816
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Washington, Vermont" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Vermont . Page 698-699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 686-687.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699 Washington County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Washington_ County,_Vermont," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Vermont accessed 29 October 2019.

To access available information, first log into FamilySearch.