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Woodbury, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Woodbury was chartered on August 16, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. During the third decade of Woodbury's existence, the townspeople became disenchanted with the name, and asked to have it changed to Monroe, for James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, who was greatly admired in Vermont and who had visited Vermont in 1817. He had died by the time Vermont's legislature made the change in 1838. Apparently political sentiments changed, however: in 1843 the town asked to have its name changed back to Woodbury, and specified that it was in honor of the town's early proprietor.  [1] [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

Church Records

City Directories


1873 map of Woodbury

Woodbury, Vermont Plat maps are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.


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

Woodbury, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1817-1904, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Woodbury Land Records, 1867-1926, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Town Clerk Vital Records, 1884-1946, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Woodbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of birth, marriage and death, 1776-1967; indexes to births, marriages and deaths, 1776-1864, 1977-1998, and Land records, 1797-1887.

Woodbury Town Clerk
1672 Route 14
Woodbury, VT 05681
Phone:(802) 456-7051


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

Woodbury Community Library
69 Valley Lake Road
Woodbury, VT 05681
Phone: (802)472-5715


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