Bristol, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Originally chartered on June 26, 1762, the town was named Pocock.  The town was renamed Bristol in 1789, generally believed to be after Bristol, Rhode Island. The population was 3,894 at the 2010 census. [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 Bristol is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories


1871 Bristol Township map


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

Bristol, Vermont Cemetery Records, 1801-1905, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. and some family history centers. Call ahead for availability.


Bristol Federated Church History

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1868-1981, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Bristol Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1785-1851, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1999; indexes to births, deaths, marriages, 1856-1999.

Bristol Town Clerk
1 South St.
PO Box 249
Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2410


Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

Bristol Historical Society
19 West Street
Bristol, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-3439

Lawrence Memorial Library
40 North Street
Bristol, Vermont
Phone: (802) 453-2366


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