Lincoln, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States
Addison County

Brief History

Lincoln was chartered on November 9, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature.  Like several other Addison County towns, Lincoln was settled by members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. The first Quakers settled in an area known as Mud Flat about 1795. As time went by and other Quakers joined the original group, the area became known as Quaker Stand. The meeting house is gone and the Society has dispersed, but one part of Lincoln village is still called Quaker Street. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • Lincoln, history of a mountain town from first settlements to the present, by Richard V. Reed, Linda Norton, and Travis Harris (1980) - view digital copy of book online.
  • Memories of a mountain town : a bi-centennial commemorative collection of old photographs contributed by her people, by David Brown; Lincoln (Vt.). Bi-Centennial Committee (1976) - find book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Lincoln is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories


1871 map of Lincoln township


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

  • Merrill Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.


Record of births, marriages, and deaths, in the Society of Friends at Lincoln, Vermont, 1739-1905 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Vermont, Addison County, Lincoln, land records, 1852-1905; general index, 1782-1900 can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Lincoln Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Lincoln, Vermont, 1868-1998.

Town of Lincoln
62 Quaker St.
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2980


Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

Lincoln Library
222 West River Road
Lincoln, VT 05443
Phone: (802) 453-2665


Adjacent towns: