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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Caledonia Gotoarrow.png Ryegate

Brief History

Ryegate was chartered on  September 8, 1763. The town contains the villages of South Ryegate, East Ryegate, and Ryegate Corner. The population was 1,174 at the 2010 census.  [1] [2]   

Historical Data

Ryegate, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

History of Ryegate, Vermont : from its settlement by the Scotch-American company of farmers to present time, with genealogical records of many families, by Edward Miller and Frederic P. Wells (1913) - view this book online. Alternate site to view book online.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Ryegate 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 Peacham


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

Town Records 

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1796-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ryegate Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, 1787-1884, and Land records and deeds, 1783-1902.

Ryegate Town Clerk
18 S Bayley Hazen Rd.
PO Box 332
East Ryegate, VT 05042
Phone: (802) 584-3880


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Ryegate Historical Society
54 Paper Mill Road, East Ryegate, VT 05042
Mailng Address: PO Box 366, Ryegate, VT 05042
Phone: (802) 584-3520


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