Somerset, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Somerset was chartered on September 9, 1761 by Benning Wentworth. The town of Somerset acquired some residents fairly early in its history and had over 300 people in 1850.  As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5. Somerset never had a village or any real center of population. In 1937 the Vermont Legislature disenfranchised Somerset, making it an official wilderness. The town has no local government and the town's affairs are handled by a state-appointed supervisor.  [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Somerset celebrating 250 years, by Keagan Harsha - WCAX News, May 2011. 

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Somerset is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St.
Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories


1869 map of Somerset


The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Somerset. 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 Somerset Town Clerk's Office. These include Index to birth, death and marriage records (1766-1913) and marriage, birth and death records (1787-1970)Index to land records (1795-1885) and land records (1857-1885, 1889-1906, and Deeds, 1795-1857.


Brattleboro Reformer

Bennington Banner

Libraries and Historical Societies


  1. About Somerset, VT - Virtual Vermont -
  2. History of the Town of Somerset, VT,

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