Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

City Directories
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Maps
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1877 map of Brookfield

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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.  

Churches
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Town Records.
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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
Email: btownhall@aol.com
Website: http://www.brookfieldvt.org/

Newspapers
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The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Brookfield Public Library
40 Ralph Rd
Brookfield, VT 05036
Phone: (802) 276-3358
Email: brookfieldpl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://brookfieldpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/

Brookfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 447
Brookfield, VT 05036
Website: http://brookfieldhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/

References[edit | edit source]

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