East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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East Montpelier

Brief History

East Montpelier was chartered on January 1, 1849 by the Vermont State Legislature.

East Montpelier came to be when the village of Montpelier, named permanent capital of Vermont, was set aside as a separate town in 1848, retaining the original name. Considerable bitterness existed among the townsfolk who now lived in East Montpelier: Montpelier now had the center of State government, the best waterpower sites and most of the population. East Montpelier did get most of the land, but little else. As if that weren't bad enough, the town was now someplace else in the alphabet, along with other split-off towns which had directional words added (South Burlington, West Fairlee, West Windsor, West Rutland). [1]   [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Across the Onion : a history of East Montpelier, Vermont, 1781 to 1981, Ellen C Hill and Marilyn S Blackwell (1983) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

Vermont. Probate Court (Washington District), East Montpelier - Court amended documents, 1903-1990, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Church Records

City Directories


1873 map of East Montpelier


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

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1856-1974, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vermont, Washington County, East Montpelier, death and burial records, 1998-2005, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the East Montpelier Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1856-1997.

East Montpelier Town Clerk
40 Kelton Rd.
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Phone: (802) 223-3313
Website: http://eastmontpeliervt.org/


Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

East Montpelier Historical Society
PO Box 63
East Montpelier, VT 05651
Website: http://www.eastmontpelierhistoricalsociety.org/


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