Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Harwick was chartered on August 19, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. The first town meeting was held in 1794 and the town was organized in 1795.  The town contains the incorporated village of Hardwick and the unincorporated villages of East Hardwick and Mackville. 

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington ordered construction of the Bayley-Hazen Military Road to provide access into the interior of Vermont. It would prompt the development and settlement of Hardwick and East Hardwick. [1] [2] [3] [4]  

Historical Data

Hardwick, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Hardwick is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

City Directories

1888 Hardwick Town Directory


1875 map of Hardwick


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

Town Records

Hardwick, Vermont Land Records, 1876 - 1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795 -1893, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hardwick Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1794-1939, and Land records, 1796-1877.

Hardwick Town Clerks Office
P.O. Box 523
Hardwick, VT 05843
Phone: (802) 472-5971
Website: http://hardwickvt.org/


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 N Main St.
Hardwick, VT 05843
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Website: http://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/

Hardwick Historical Society
47 Depot
PO Box 177
Hardwick, VT 05483
Phone: (802) 472-8555

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


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