Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States
Orange County

Brief History

Brookfield was chartered on August 5, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Brookfield is best known for its floating bridge which spans Sunset Lake buoyed by pontoons. The bridge, which is the only floating bridge east of the Mississippi River, was originally built in 1820.. The population was 1,292 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 Brookfield is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories


1877 map of Brookfield


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


Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1910-1997, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Brookfield, land records, 1850-1916, can be found on FamilySearch (brouse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Brookfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1786-1850; index to deeds, 1786-1872, and Vital records, 1799-1997; indexes to vital records, 1796-1996; index to family records, 1779-1855.

Brookfield Town Clerk
40 Ralph Rd.
Brookfield, VT 05036
Phone:(802) 276-3352


The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies

Brookfield Public Library
40 Ralph Rd
Brookfield, VT 05036
Phone: (802) 276-3358

Brookfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 447
Brookfield, VT 05036


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