Ripton, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Ripton was chartered on April 13, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature but was not settled for almost 20 years. The poet Robert Frost lived for many years in Ripton, and was instrumental in establishing the Breadloaf Writer's Conference. In 1953, the Vermont Legislature named a Green Mountain peak in the northwestern part of town, "Robert Frost Mountain," in his honor.   [1]  [2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1871 map of Ripton Township

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1934-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ripton Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; index to births, marriages, deaths, 1838-1998, Town records, 1780-1878, and Deeds, 1836-1850; index to deeds, 1792-1950.

Ripton Town Clerk
1311 Vermont Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766
Phone: (802) 388-2266
Email: townclerk@riptonvt.org
Website

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: