Troy, Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The town of Troy was chartered in October 28, 1801 by the Vermont Legislature. When the Legislature combined Averys Grant and Kellys Grant into a single town in 1801, it was called Missisquoi, after the river which runs through it. 

Some of the stakes which mark the US/Canada border were made of Troy Iron, smelted in the tiny village of Troy Furnace, so named for the iron smelting furnace built there in the 1830's to process the ore mined just east of the Missisquoi River. Despite the high quality of the iron, the business was never profitable: several companies failed financially in the effort.

Troy contains two villages: the unincorporated village of Troy, and the incorporated village of North Troy. The population at the 2010 US Census was 1662.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Memories of the early days in the town of Troy, Vermont, by Anne Huckins Butterfield (1977) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Land Records

Troy,Vermont Land Records,1854 to 1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

Probate Records

Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records

City Directories

1884 North Troy and Troy Town Directories


1878 map of Troy Town North

1878 map of Troy, Troy Town South


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Troy. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.  

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1802 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Troy Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1806-1854.

Troy Town Clerk
142 Main St.
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-2663


The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies

Rand Memorial Library
160 Railroad Street
North Troy, Vermont 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4741

Missisquoi Valley Historical Society
Main Street
PO Box 237
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4656

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


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