Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States
Addison County

Brief History

Shoreham's charter was granted on Oct. 8, 1761. No settlement was started here until the summer of 1766. Because of its location, Shoreham was instrumental in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by the Green Mountain Boys on May 10, 1775.  The population was 1,265 at the 2010 census. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • History of the town of Shoreham, Vermont, from the date of its charter, October 8th, 1761, to the present time (1861), by Josiah F. Goodhue - view digital version of book online.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

City Directories


1871 map of Shoreham Township


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

  • Ames-Wright Cemetery (also known as: Lapelle Cemetery) - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site and online.
  • East Shoreham Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Lakeview Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Genevieve Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.


Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-199, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Shoreham Town Clerk's Office. These include Shoreham town records and associated material, includes years 1783-1964, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1777-1852Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1999, and Land records, 1789-1881.

Shoreham Town Clerk
297 Main Street
Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone: (802) 897-5841


Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

Platt Memorial Library
279 Main Street
Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone: (802) 897-2647

Shoreham Historical Society
P.O. Box 156
Route 22-A
Shoreham, VT 05770


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