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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Royalton'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Reading'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Rochester was chartered: July 30, 1781 by the Independent Republic of Vermont.  Rochester has the largest amount of land in Windsor County, with over 36,000 acres.
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Reading was chartered&nbsp;June 6, 1761 and the town&nbsp;organized on March 30, 1780<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">.</span><ref>History of the Town of Reading, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorReading.html</ref>  
 
 
When the ill-starred town of Philadelphia was divided up among its neighbors, Rochester and Goshen got Philadelphia Peak, a 3,168-foot-high giant that sits astride their mutual boundary. The name of the mountain is the only thing left as a reminder that Vermont once had a town named to honor the birthplace of the US Constitution<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">.</span><ref>History of the Town of Rochester, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindsorRochester.html</ref><ref>Virtual Vermont, Rochester - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/rochester.html</ref>  
 
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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=== Town Histories  ===
 
=== Town Histories  ===
  
History of the town of Rochester, Vt, by Wendall Wales Williams - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-the-town-of-rochester-vt/oclc/10629315&referer=brief_results Find this book in a library].  
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History of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. Vol. II (1903), by Gilbert Asa Davis - Read this book free of charge [http://archive.org/details/historyofreading02davi online].<br>
  
Rochester, Vermont&nbsp;: its history, 1780-1975, with illustrations and maps, by the Rochester Town History Committee - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/rochester-vermont-its-history-1780-1975-with-illustrations-and-maps/oclc/1968211&referer=brief_results Find this book in a library].  
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Centennial celebration, together with an historical sketch of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont : and its inhabitants from the first settlement of the town to 1874, by Gilbert A. Davis - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/224698?availability=Family%20History%20Library view a digital version of this book at FamilySearch].
  
 
=== Vital Records<br>  ===
 
=== Vital Records<br>  ===
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=== Probate Records<br>  ===
 
=== Probate Records<br>  ===
  
The probate district for Rochester is Hartford.<br>Hartford Probate Court <br>62 Pleasant Street<br> PO Box 275<br>Woodstock, VT 05091<br>Phone: (802) 457-1503<br>  
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The probate district for Reading is Windsor.<br>Windsor Probate Court <br>PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg) <br>N. Springfield, VT 05150 <br>Phone: (802) 886-2284<br>  
  
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
 
=== City Directories<br>  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Rochester. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windosr County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windsor.htm#top link].<br>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Reading. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windosr County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windsor.htm#top link].<br>  
  
 
*Bingo Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103904&CScnty=2952& Find A Grave]&nbsp;site  
 
*Bingo Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103904&CScnty=2952& Find A Grave]&nbsp;site  
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=== Town Records  ===
 
=== Town Records  ===
  
Digital images of Rochester Town records 1903-1997 are available online at [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4YF%3An987024119%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch].  
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Digital images of Reading Town records 1903-1997 are available online at [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4YF%3An987024119%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch].  
  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rochester Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55657?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1784-1907],&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/731143?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1751-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths],&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/147999?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1782-1920].<br>  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rochester Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55657?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1784-1907],&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/731143?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1751-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths],&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/147999?availability=Family%20History%20Library Town records, 1782-1920].<br>  
  
Rochester Town Clerk<br>P.O. Box 238<br>Rochester, VT 05767<br>Phone: (80) 767-3631<br>Email: rochestertown@comcast.net<br>Website: [http://www.rochestervermont.org/ http://www.rochestervermont.org/]  
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Reading Town Clerk<br>799 Vermont Route 106<br>Reading, VT 05062<br>Phone: (802) 484-7250<br>Email: readingvermont@comcast.net<br>Website: [http://www.readingvt.govoffice.com/ http://www.readingvt.govoffice.com/][http://www.rochestervermont.org/]  
  
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
 
=== Newspapers<br>  ===
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
Rochester Historical Society<br>22 South Main Street<br>Rochester, VT 05767<br>Telephone: (802) 767-4453<br>E-mail: admin@rochesterhistorical.org<br>Website: [http://www.rochesterhistorical.org/ http://www.rochesterhistorical.org/]<br> <br>Rochester Public Library<br>P.O. Box 256<br>Rochester, Vermont 05767<br>Phone: (802) 767-3927<br>Email: rochester@vals.state.vt.us<br>Website: [http://www.rochestervtpubliclibrary.com/ http://www.rochestervtpubliclibrary.com/]<br>  
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Reading Historical Society<br>PO Box 252<br>Reading, VT 05062<br>Phone: (802) 484-5738[http://www.rochesterhistorical.org/ ]<br> <br>Reading Public Library<br>717 VT Route 106<br>Reading, VT 05062<br>Phone: (802) 484-5588<br>Email: reading.public.library@comcast.net<br>Website: [http://www.readinglibrary.org/ http://www.readinglibrary.org/][http://www.rochestervtpubliclibrary.com/ ]<br>  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 02:44, 1 October 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Windsor Gotoarrow.png Reading

Brief History

Reading was chartered June 6, 1761 and the town organized on March 30, 1780.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. Vol. II (1903), by Gilbert Asa Davis - Read this book free of charge online.

Centennial celebration, together with an historical sketch of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont : and its inhabitants from the first settlement of the town to 1874, by Gilbert A. Davis - view a digital version of this book at FamilySearch.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Reading is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories

Maps

Map of modern Rochester.

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Reading. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windosr County, website at this link.

  • Bingo Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • North Hollow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Oliver Reynolds Cemetery
  • Tupper Cemetery
  • West Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site
  • Woodlawn Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site

Churches

1. Federated Church of Rochester
    15 N Main St.
    Rochester, VT 05767
    Phone: (802) 767-3012

Town Records

Digital images of Reading Town records 1903-1997 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rochester Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1784-1907,  Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1751-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, and Town records, 1782-1920.

Reading Town Clerk
799 Vermont Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-7250
Email: readingvermont@comcast.net
Website: http://www.readingvt.govoffice.com/[1]

Newspapers

The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies

Reading Historical Society
PO Box 252
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5738[2]

Reading Public Library
717 VT Route 106
Reading, VT 05062
Phone: (802) 484-5588
Email: reading.public.library@comcast.net
Website: http://www.readinglibrary.org/[3]

References


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