Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Arlington was chartered by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth on July 28, 1761. The first meeting to organize the town was held in nearby Pownal in October 1762.

Much of the town is rocky and consists of steep slopes on the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Large-scale farming was limited, so lumber and sheep became important industries. Arlington was blessed with abundant waterpower to run mills, and this drove industrial progress.[1]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

A Brief History of St James Episcopal Church: 1764 to The Present in Historical Arlington, Vermont.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

City Directories

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories

The Family History Library has microfilm of Arlington City Directories


1856 Arlington map


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

  • Evergreen Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Guber Farm Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Le Barron-Harrington Farm Cemetery - inscriptons at Find A Grave site.
  • Matteson Cemetery- inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Columban Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Arlington Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.


1. Federated Church of East Arlington
    Ice Pond Road
    PO Box 246
    E Arlington VT 05252
    Phone: (802) 375-2548

2. Saint James Episcopal Church
    Route 7A
    PO Box 25
    Arlington, VT 05250
    Phone: (802) 375-9952

2. St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic
    3938 Route 7A
    Arlington, VT 05250
    Phone: (802) 362-1380

3. United Church of Christ
    Sandgate Rd
    Arlington, VT 05250
    Phone: (802) 375-9289

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Arlington Town Clerks Office. These include Land records, 1780-1915; general index to land records, 1780-1903

Arlington Town Clerk
Physical Location: 3828 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT
Mailing Address: P.O. Bx 304, Arlington, VT 05250-0304
Phone: (802) 375-2332


Bennington Banner Newspaper

The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies

The Martha Canfield Library
PO Box 267
528 East Arlington Road
Arlington, VT 05250
Phone: (802) 375-6153


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