Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Hartford was chartered in 1761 and was the first town east of the Green Mountains to be chartered after the French and Indian War. The Town of Hartford consists of the villages of Quechee, White River Junction, Hartford, West Hartford, and Wilder.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Hartford, Vermont, July 4, 1761-April 4, 1889, by William Howard Tucker - book is available free of charge online.  View digital version at FamilySearch.

Historical highlights of the town of Hartford, Vermont, 1761-1974, by John W St Croix - Find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Hartford is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories


1869 map of Hartford


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

West Hartford
White River Junction
  • Hartford Point Cemetery (aka Hartford Cemetery, Hartford Village Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery (aka South End Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Christian Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.


Dothan Church Marriages (early 1800s), Hartford, Vermont

Congregational Church (West Hartford, Vermont) records, 1830-1886 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Digital images of Hartford Town records, 1764-1997, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hartford Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1765-1901; index to land records, 1765-1901, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997.

Hartford Town Clerk
171 Bridge St.
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: (802) 295-2785
Email: mhill@hartford-vt.org
Website: http://www.hartford-vt.org/


The Vermont Standard

Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies

Hartford Historical Society
1461 Maple St.
P. O. Box 547
Hartford, VT 05047
Phone: (802) 296-3132
Email: genealogyhartfordhistory.org
Website: http://www.hartfordhistory.org/

Hartford Library, Inc.
1587 Maple Street
P.O. Box 512
Hartford, VT 05047
Phone: (802) 296-2568
Eamil: Hartford@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.hartfordvtlibrary.org/


  1. Hartford, VT History - The Hartford VT Historical Society, http://www.hartfordhistory.org/?page_id=2
  2. History of the Town of Hartford, VT, http://usgenwebsites.org/VTGenWeb/Windsor-Co-VT.htm#Hartford

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