Washington, Orange County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Washington was granted its charter on August 8, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  Like Essex in Chittenden County and Chittenden in Rutland County, Washington is not in the county of the same name.  With nothing to contradict, it has alway been assumed to have been named for George Washington, as were all other so-named places in the US. The town of Washington had a population of 1,039 at the 2010 US Census.   [1] [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Washington is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories
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1877 Map of Washington

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

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Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1866-1895, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Washington Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1793-1877; index to deeds, 1793-1949, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997, and Town records, 1769-1895; index to marriages, 1783-1857.

Town Clerk
2895 Vermont 110
Washington, VT 05675
Phone: (802) 883-2218
Eamil: washingtontownclerk@gmail.com

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The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Calef Library
2964 Vermont 110
Washington, VT
Phone: (802) 883-2343
Website: http://caleflibrary.com/

Washington Historical Society
Email: http://washingtonhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: