Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

The charter for Waterbury was granted on June 7, 1763. There have always been three distinct villages: Waterbury, Waterbury Center and Colbyville, which was a busy little place in the 19th Century.

The Colby brothers of Bolton bought an old factory and then invented a machine which would strip the bark from willow stock, and in 1856 began operating what is thought to be the first willow manufacturing plant in the United States which was chiefly used in the construction of carriage bodies.  [1]   

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Waterbury is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records

City Directories


1873 map of Waterbury


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

Waterbury Town Clerk Cemetery Records, 1621-1869, and 1877 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital Records, 1897-1947, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waterbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1988; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1761-1997, Town records, v. 2, 1784-1857Land records, 1790-1850, and Deeds, 1850-1885.

Waterbury Town Clerk
51 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Physical Address:
Main Street Fire Station, 2nd Floor
43 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

Phone: (802) 244-8447
Website: http://www.waterburyvt.com/clerk/


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

Waterbury Public Library
28 North Main Street
Waterbury Village
Phone: (802) 244-7036
Website: http://waterburypubliclibrary.com/

Waterbury Historical Society
P.O. Box 708
Waterbury, VT 05676
Email: WaterburyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
Website: http://www.waterburyhistoricalsociety.org/


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