Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The town of Irasburg was chartered on February 23, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature.  It was one of three Vermont towns named for Ira Allen, the principal grantee (Ira in Rutland County and Alburgh in Grand Isle County being the others).

Irasburg was granted to Ira Allen, Roger Enos, Jerusha Enos (wife of Roger Enos), Jerusha Enos, Jr. (wife of Ira Allen), Roger Enos, Jr. and others by the Vermont General Assembly. Ira Allen later obtained the rights of the other proprietors, and he deeded the town to Jerusha Enos, Jr. as a wedding gift in 1789.

Irasburg was caught up in Ira's financial disaster and all of Jerusha's land was sold at sheriff's auction for back taxes. Ira's nephew and adopted son Heman bought the land and gave it back to Jerusha.  [1]  [2]  [3]

Historical Data

Town Histories

A history of Irasburg, Vermont by Marjorie A Orcutt and Edward S Alexander (1989) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records

City Directories

1884 Irasburg Town Directory


1878 map of Irasburg


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

Cemetery records of the town of Irasburg to 1870 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1803-1892, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Irasburg Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1803-1892; index, 1801-1951Land records, 1855-1877; index to records, 1801-1971, and Deeds, 1801-1855.

Irasburg Town Clerk's Office
161 Vermont 58
P.O. Box 51
Irasburg, VT 05845
Phone: (802) 754-2242


The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies

Leach Public Library
130 Park Ave.
Irasburg, VT 05845
Phone: (802) 754-2526

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


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