Putney, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Josiah Willard (1716-1796) led a proprietors' petition for a Putney charter and on December 26, 1753, the town received its first charter, issued by Governor Benning Wentworth of the New Hampshire Grants. Putney officially became part of Windham County, Vermont in 1871.  [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Putney is Westminster.
Westminster Probate Court
PO Box 47
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-3019

City Directories


1869 map of Putney


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


Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Putney Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1764-1949; indexes, 1770-1937, Marriages, births and deaths (1857-1994) and indexes (1857-1905)Putney, Vermont town records : births, deaths, and marriages, 1740-1832Records of births, marriages, deaths, and publishments, 1789-1914, and Town records, 1745-1846.

Putney Town Office
127 Main St.
PO Box 233
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 387-5862
Email: putneytc@putneyvt.org
Website: http://www.putneyvt.org/


Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies

Putney Historical Society
15 Kimball Hill
P.O. Box 260
Putney, Vermont 05346
Phone: 802-387-4411
Email: info@putneyhistory.us
Website: http://putneyhistory.us/

Putney Public Library
55 Main St.
Putney, VT 05346
Phone: (802) 387-4407
Email: putpub@svcable.net
Website: http://home.svcable.net/putpub/


  1. Putney, VT History- Putney VT Municipal website - http://www.putneyvt.org/history_time.php
  2. History of the Town of Putney, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamPutney.html

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