Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The independent Republic of Vermont chartered the Town of Marshfield in June 1790 and named it for Isaac Marsh, one year before Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States of America. Located in the northeast part of Washington County, the 44 square mile town of Marshfield is bisected by the fertile valley of the Winooski River on its 88-mile run to Lake Champlain  [1]   [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • History of Marshfield, VT, Ozias C. Pitkin and Fred E. Pitkin (1941) - a digital copy of this book is available online.
  • History of the town of Waitsfield : incl. an engraving of Bethany Church at Montpelier, and papers from Marshfield and Middlesex, Perrin B. Fisk (1882) - a digital copy of this book is available online.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Marshfield is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records

City Directories


1873 map of Marshfield


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

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1794 -1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Marshfield Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-3, 1794-1884, and  Deeds, 1800-1853.

Marshfield Town Clerk
122 School St.
Marshfield, VT 05658
Phone: (802) 426-3305


Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Jaquith Public Library
Address: 122 School St.
Marshfield, VT 05658
Phone: (802) 426-3581

Marshfield VT Historical Society


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