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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Rutland Town'''''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Rutland City'''''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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The Original Town of Rutland was chartered in 1761 and was later divided into the Town of Proctor, the Town of West Rutland and the City of Rutland. At the same time Proctor and West Rutland were created, the village of Rutland was incorporated to give it partly independent status. Six years later, in 1892, it was made a wholly independent city.&nbsp;After the division was accomplished, the town of Rutland was left with about half the acreage it had when it was chartered, and only a fraction of the population that it had in 1880.  
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The Original Town of Rutland was chartered in 1761 and was later divided into the Town of Proctor, the Town of West Rutland and the City of Rutland. At the same time Proctor and West Rutland were created, the village of Rutland was incorporated to give it partly independent status. Six years later, it was made a wholly independent city and Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont's third city on November 18, 1892.  
  
The present 12,000 acre Town of Rutland is home to considerable commercial activity as well as a siginificant number of manufacturing jobs.&nbsp;With a population of slightly over 4000 residents the Town of Rutland is the third largest municipality in Rutland County, VT.&nbsp;The population was 5,954 at the 2010 census. Rutland Town completely surrounds the city of Rutland.<ref>About The Town of Rutland, http://www.rutlandtown.com/</ref>&nbsp;<ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref>  
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Today the City of Rutland is a shire town and the county seat of Rutland County.&nbsp;  
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<ref>About The Town of Rutland, http://www.rutlandtown.com/</ref>&nbsp;<ref>History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data  ===
 
=== Historical Data  ===
  
 
=== Town Histories&nbsp;<br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories&nbsp;<br>  ===
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*The Vermont State Fair takes place in Rutland VT. &nbsp;The History of the Fair Since 1846 is [http://www.vermontstatefair.net/history.htm online].&nbsp;
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
The probate district for Rutland Town is Rutland.<br>Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>(802) 775-0114  
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The probate district for Rutland City is Rutland.<br>Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>(802) 775-0114  
  
 
=== City Directories  ===
 
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City of Rutland directories ftom the year range of 1872 through 1964 can be found on Ancestry.com ($) at this [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 link].
  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/225459?availability=Family%20History%20Library FamilySearch Library Catalog]  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/225459?availability=Family%20History%20Library FamilySearch Library Catalog]  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Rutland Town. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day City of Rutland. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].  
  
 
*Center Rutland Cemetery  
 
*Center Rutland Cemetery  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rutland Town Clerks Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/679910?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1893-1995].  
 
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rutland Town Clerks Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/679910?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1893-1995].  
  
Rutland Town Clerk<br>181 U.S. 4 Business<br>Center Rutland, VT 05736<br>Phone: (802) 773-2528<br> Email:&nbsp;mkh@rutlandtown.com<br>Website:[http://www.rutlandtown.com/ &nbsp;http://www.rutlandtown.com/]  
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Rutland City Clerk<br>181 U.S. 4 Business<br>Center Rutland, VT 05736<br>Phone: (802) 773-2528<br> Email:&nbsp;mkh@rutlandtown.com<br>Website:[http://www.rutlandtown.com/ &nbsp;http://www.rutlandtown.com/]  
  
 
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies<br>  ===
 
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Rutland Free Library<br>10 Court St.<br>Rutland, VT 05701<br>Phone:(802) 773-1860<br>Email: rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org<br>Website: [http://rutlandfree.org/ http://rutlandfree.org/]
  
 
The Rutland Historical Society was founded in 1969 to serve the original town of Rutland which includes the present towns of Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland and the City of Rutland.  
 
The Rutland Historical Society was founded in 1969 to serve the original town of Rutland which includes the present towns of Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland and the City of Rutland.  

Revision as of 14:03, 26 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland Gotoarrow.png Rutland City

Brief History

The Original Town of Rutland was chartered in 1761 and was later divided into the Town of Proctor, the Town of West Rutland and the City of Rutland. At the same time Proctor and West Rutland were created, the village of Rutland was incorporated to give it partly independent status. Six years later, it was made a wholly independent city and Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont's third city on November 18, 1892.

Today the City of Rutland is a shire town and the county seat of Rutland County. 

[1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories 

  • The Vermont State Fair takes place in Rutland VT.  The History of the Fair Since 1846 is online

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Rutland City is Rutland.
Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories

City of Rutland directories ftom the year range of 1872 through 1964 can be found on Ancestry.com ($) at this link.

FamilySearch Library Catalog

Maps

1854 Rutland County, Rutland map

Cemeteries

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

  • Center Rutland Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • SpaffordCemetery
  • Town Line-Saunders Cemetery

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rutland Town Clerks Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1893-1995.

Rutland City Clerk
181 U.S. 4 Business
Center Rutland, VT 05736
Phone: (802) 773-2528
Email: mkh@rutlandtown.com
Website: http://www.rutlandtown.com/

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Rutland Free Library
10 Court St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone:(802) 773-1860
Email: rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org
Website: http://rutlandfree.org/

The Rutland Historical Society was founded in 1969 to serve the original town of Rutland which includes the present towns of Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland and the City of Rutland.

Rutland Historical Society Inc.
96 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701-4023
Phone: (802) 775-2006
Email - president@rutlandhistory.com
Website: http://www.rutlandhistory.com/

References

  1. About The Town of Rutland, http://www.rutlandtown.com/
  2. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.

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