Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Fairfax was chartered on August 18, 1763.  Not one of the original proprietors ever made a settlement in the town. The first settler in this town was Capt. Broadstreet Spafford and commenced his settlement in 1783. The first recorded meeting of the proprietors was held in Arlington at the house of Elnathan Merwin, inn-holder, Aug. 30, 1786. [1]  [2]   

Historical Data

Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 6, Franklin County, vol. IV, town of Fairfax can be viewed online.

Town Histories

Vital Records

  • FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
  • Fairfax Vital Records Page, courtesy of the Fairfax Historical Society

Military Records

Fairfax, Franklin County, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867 are online at FamilySearch

Land Records

Fairfax, Vermont Land Records, 1846-1915, can be found online at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records

Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records

  • Christ Episcopal Parish (Fairfax, Vermont) Records, 1821-1922, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories


1871 maps of Fairfax, Fairfax Town North, and Fairfax Town Falls


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Fairfax Town. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Franklin County, website at this link.  

Town Records

Fairfax, Vermont Death Records, 2000-2006, are available on FamilySearch (browse only imagess). 

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fairfax Town Clerk's Office. These include

Fairfax Town Clerk
12 Buck Hollow Road
P.O. Box 27
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: (802) 849-6111
Email: clerk@fairfax-vt.gov
Website: http://www.fairfax-vt.gov/


St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Fairfax Community Library
75 Hunt St.
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: (802) 849-2420
Website: http://www.fairfaxvtlibrary.org/

Fairfax Historical Society
1181 Main Street
PO Box 145
Fairfax,VT 05454


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