The history of Winooski dates back to 1763, with this area being chartered on June 7, 1763. The grant was to include Burlington and the area known as Colchester. The area north of the Winooski River soon became known as Winooski Falls and with the power supplied by the river this area was responsible for much of the areas industrial growth. By 1866, the Town Clerks office was established in Winooski Village.
The City's focal point became the new Winooski Block, built in 1867, and served as a community center and business block.
In 1921, Winooski Village sought from the Vermont legislature to request a charter change allowing it separate itself from Colchester and become a city. The charter change was approved by the legislature and in the March elections of 1922 on a vote of 176 to 78 Winooski became a city. H. A. Bailey was sworn in as the city's first Mayor of this one square mile area.  
- A History of the town of Williston : with special reference to Governor Thomas Chittenden, who was the most distinguished citizen of the town as well as of the state, 1763-1913 - view a digital copy of this book online.
- Our town, Williston, Vermont, Richard H Allen (1987) - find this book in a library.
- The Williston story, F. Kennon Moody and Floyd D. Putnam (1961) - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Winooski is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Winooski. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this link.
- Deer View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- East Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Morse Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Thomas Chittenden Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1764-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include Indexes (B, M: 1764-1956, D: 1800-1956), births (1866-1930), marriages (1883-1950), deaths (1883-2001), Vital records, 1766-1870; indexes to vital records, 1763-1951, and Land records and deeds, 1772-1906; index to deeds, 1772-1950.
The City of Winooski
27 West Allen Streeet
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6410
Libraries and Historical Societies
Winooski Memorial Library
32 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6424
- History of Winooski, VT - http://www.winooskivt.org/index.asp?SEC=05E44CDE-1162-43F9-A6DD-E1C1C48D9CCE&Type=B_BASIC
- Town of Williston, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenWilliston.html