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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bennington County'''<br><br>{{VTDC}}[[Image:Vt-bennington.png|right|280px|Vt-bennington.png]]__TOC__
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts ===
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[http://www.bennington.com/town/index.html Bennington County Courthouse] <br>207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247 <br>Phone: 802-442-8528&nbsp;&nbsp;802.447.2700&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; <br>County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court <br>records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1346783538708_465" /><br><br>Towns Organized before 1800: <br>Arlington 1761, <br>Bennington 1749, <br>Dorset 1761, <br>Glastenbury 1761, <br>Landgrove 1780, <br>Manchester 1761, <br>Peru 1761, <br>Pownal 1760, <br>Rupert 1761, <br>Sandgate 1761, <br>Shaftsbury 1761, <br>Sunderland 1761, <br>Winhall 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bennington County, Vermont. Page 698 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
{{Wikipedia|Bennington County, Vermont}}
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=== Quick Facts ===
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{{Wikipedia|Bennington County, Vermont}}  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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*Arlington  
 
*Arlington  
*Bennington  
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*[[Bennington, Vermont|Bennington]]
 
*Dorset  
 
*Dorset  
 
*Glastenbury  
 
*Glastenbury  
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*Pownal  
 
*Pownal  
 
*Readsboro  
 
*Readsboro  
*Rupert  
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*[[Rupert, Vermont|Rupert]]
 
*Sandgate  
 
*Sandgate  
 
*Searsburg
 
*Searsburg
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
===Archives and Libraries===
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/bennington.htm#top List of Bennington County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Pownal Cemeteries]: Includes some transcriptions
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
====Federal ====
 
  
==== State ====
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==== Federal  ====
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[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/Census/1790CensusPlus.html 1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription]
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==== State ====
  
 
1785
 
1785
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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=== Church History and Records ===
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ The Churches of Pownal]
  
=== Court Records ===
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=== Court Records ===
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
===History===
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=== Land and Property ===
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=== History ===
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=== Land and Property ===
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Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Freeman of Pownal, VT 1773]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Pownal Maps]
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=== Military History and Records ===
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Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Green Mountain Boys from Pownal]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys About the Green Mountain Boys]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ American Revolution: Soldiers buried in Vermont]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Civil War: Vermont Volunteers]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=23022 {{nowrap|Pittsfield, MA newspapers}}] covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
 
There are two Bennington County Probate Districts  
 
There are two Bennington County Probate Districts  
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*'''Bennington District''' - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.  
 
*'''Bennington District''' - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.  
 
*'''Manchester District''' - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.
 
*'''Manchester District''' - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Marriages in Pownal, VT to 1850]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Deaths in Pownal, VT: 1921-1980]
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bennington Vermont Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtbennin/index.html The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtbennin/index.html The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  

Revision as of 13:25, 12 November 2012

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County Courthouse

Bennington County Courthouse
207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247
Phone: 802-442-8528  802.447.2700 

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records;
County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court
records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records

Towns Organized before 1800:
Arlington 1761,
Bennington 1749,
Dorset 1761,
Glastenbury 1761,
Landgrove 1780,
Manchester 1761,
Peru 1761,
Pownal 1760,
Rupert 1761,
Sandgate 1761,
Shaftsbury 1761,
Sunderland 1761,
Winhall 1761[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bennington County, Vermont

Parent County

Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • Windham County was set off 22 February 1781.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:

  • Arlington
  • Bennington
  • Dorset
  • Glastenbury
  • Landgrove
  • Manchester
  • Peru
  • Pownal
  • Readsboro
  • Rupert
  • Sandgate
  • Searsburg
  • Shaftsbury
  • Stamford
  • Sunderland
  • Winhall
  • Woodford

Neighboring Counties

Rutland | Windsor | Windham | Massachusetts Counties: Berkshire | Franklin | New York Counties: Rensselaer | Washington

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

Federal

1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription

State

1785

Church History and Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

The Churches of Pownal

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Maps

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.

Military History and Records

Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Newspapers

Probate Records

There are two Bennington County Probate Districts

  • Bennington District - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.
  • Manchester District - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bennington County, Vermont. Page 698 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)

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