Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The town of Stockbridge was chartered on July 21, 1761 and the first town meeting was held on March 27, 1792. Most of the grantees were residents of Massachusetts, so it seems certain that the town was named for that Stockbridge.

The post office is located in the villiage of Gaysville, which derives its name from the families of Daniel and Jeremiah Gay.[1][2]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Stockbridge is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant St.
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories


Map of modern Stockbridge.


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

List of names of people buried in the cemeteries of Town of Stockbridge to the year of 1919 is on microfilim at the Family Historiy Library. Film can be ordered online.


Town Records

Digital images of Stockbridge Town records 1757-1905 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Stockbridge Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1952; indexes to births, deaths, marriages, 1757-1902.

Stockbridge Town Clerk
Physical Address: 1722 Vermont Route 100
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 39
Stockbridge, VT 05772
Phone: (802) 234-9371
Website: Vermont Government Towns


Libraries and Historical Societies

Stockbridge-Gaysville Historical Society
PO Box 100
Gaysville, VT 05746

Belcher Memorial Library
4452 VT Route 107
Mail: PO Box 164
Gaysville, Vermont 05746
Phone: (802) 234-6608


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