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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Caledonia Gotoarrow.png Groton

Brief History

Groton was chartered on October 20, 1789 by the Vermont Legislature. The town of Groton consists of the villiages of Groton Pond, Rickers Mills, Rickers and West Groton.  [1] [2]  

Historical Data

Gorton Historical Photos

Groton, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

Mister Glover's Groton : the chronicle of Groton, Vermont from 1789 to 1978, by Waldo F Glover (1978) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

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

Church Records

City Directories


1875 map of Groton


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

  • Darling Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groton-Peacham Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Groton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

The Old Groton Village Cemetery Inscriptions (A-M)

The Old Groton Village Cemetery Inscriptions (N-Z)

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1781 -1951, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Groton Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of the proprietors of Harris Gore, 1801-1825.

Groton Town Clerks Office
1476 Scott Highway
Groton, VT 05046
Phone: 802-584-3276


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Groton Free Public Library
1304 Scott Hwy.
Groton, VT 05046
Phone: (802) 584-3358

Groton Historical Society
P.O. Box 89
Groton, VT 05046
Groton Historical Society Website


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