Braintree, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States
Orange County

Brief History

Braintree was chartered on August 1, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Braintree includes the places of Braintree Center, Braintree Hill, East Braintree, West Braintree, Peth and Snowsville. The population was 1,246 at the 2010 census.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • The history of Braintree, Vermont, by H. Royce Bass (1883) - view this book online.
  • The history of Braintree, Vermont : Volume II, 1883-1975, by Katharine F. DuClos - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Braintree is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories


1877 map of Braintree Township


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

Braintree Cemetery deeds, 1922-1977 - available on microfilm at the Family History Library.


Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1883-1942, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Braintree, land records, 1850-1921, can be found on FamilySearch (brouse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Braintree Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-3, 1757-1880, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1855-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, ca. 1780-1997, and Indexes to births, deaths, and marriages in town records, 1757-1880.

Braintree Town Clerk
932 Vermont 12A
Braintree, VT 05060
Phone: (802) 728-9787


The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies


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