Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Sutton was chartered on February 26, 1782 by the Vermont Legislature. Chartered as Billymead to Dr. Jonathan Arnold of Rhode Island and associates, and named for Arnold's younger son, William. By 1810, townsfolk had had enough of Billy and his name due to his bullying and drunken behavior, and at a town meeting they voted overwhelmingly to change the name to Sutton.

Villages and hamlets in Sutton include: Sutton, Sutton Depot, and Summit Siding. The population at the US Census, 2010 was 1,029. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Sutton, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Sutton Vermont Militia Roll Records, 1863-1867, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Probate Records

The probate district for Sutton is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

City Directories

1888 Sutton Town Directory


1875 map of Sutton


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

Cemetery records of the town of Sutton, Vermont, to 1870 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records 

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1918-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sutton Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-2000; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1779-1992, Land records, 1791-1912, and Town records, 1779-1940.

Sutton Town Clerk
167 Underpass Rd.
Sutton, VT 05867
Phone:(802) 467-3377


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

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


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