Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The town of Proctor was chartered on November 18, 1886. Proctor is self-styled as "The Marble Capital of the United States," and rightly so. In fact, marble brought the town into being. The Vermont Marble Company was formed in 1880. The president of the new company was Redfield Proctor (1831-1908).

The Redfield Proctors made their home in Sutherland Falls, a village which was half in Rutland and half in Pittsford. In 1882 the name of the village was changed to Proctor, in Redfield's honor. In 1886 the town of Proctor was created around the village by taking about 2,000 acres from each of the two towns.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of the Marble Bridge online

History of the Proctor YMCA and Sutherland Club online

Marble online

Collection of present day Proctor photos

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Proctor is Rutland.

Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories

FamilySearch Library Catalog


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

  • Ricerside Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • St. Dominic Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • South Street Cemetery (aka Proctor Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.


1. St. Dominics Church
    45 South St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 459-2221

2. St. Pauls Lutheran Church
    6 Gibbs St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 265-2728

3. Union Church of Proctor
    5 Church St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 459-3624

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records in the Proctor Town Hall for the years 1866-1980.

Town of Proctor
45 Main St
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-3333
Proctor Town website


Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Proctor Public Library
4 Main St.
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-3539


  1. About Proctor, Vermont;
  2. Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, Esther Munroe Swift, Published by S. Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vt., 1977.

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