Goshen, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States
Addison County

Brief History

Goshen was chartered on February 2, 1792 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1814. In Vermont, as in Connecticut, place names like Bethel, Canaan and Goshen were chosen because they carried connotations of rich, fertile lands, and because it was hoped they would attract settlers. Goshen is the smallest town in Addison County and one of the towns with the least population in Vermont. Population was 164 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 Goshen is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories


1871 map of Goshen Township


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


Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-1999, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Goshen Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1813-1857, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1999; index to births and deaths, 1857-1941.

Goshen Town Clerk
50 Carlisle Hill
Goshen, VT 05733
Phone: (802) 247-6455
Website: http://goshenvt.org/


Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies


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