Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Maidstone was chartered on October 12, 1761. Despite Hamilton Child's enthusiastic comment in his 1887 Gazetter that "probably no town in the state has more valuable bottom lands [for farming] than Maidstone," the town never attracted many residents. Its top population was reached with just under 300 at the time of the Civil War, and the number has declined ever since. The population at the 2010 US Census was 208.

Many interesting aspects, such as first automobile, first lawsuit, first physician, etc.,  of Maidstone's history can be found in the 2007 Maidstone Town Plan[1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Early Settlers of Maidstone, Vermont

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Maidstone is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Main St.
Box 426
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770

Church Records
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City Directories
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1888 Maistone Town Directory

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Maidstone Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, Maidstone, Vermont, 1796-2000, and Deeds and land records, 1788-1905; index, 1788-1932.

Maidstone Town Office
508 Vermont Route 102
Maidstone, VT 05905
Mailing Address: PO Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905
Phone: (802) 676-3210

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

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

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