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Brief History

The town  was chartered on May 5, 1780. The name of the town was given in honor of Hon. Egbert Benson one of New York's most dedicated Revolutionary patriots. The town of Benson lies in the northwest part of the Rutland County, and is bounded on the north by Orwell; east by Sudbury, Hubbardton and Castleton; south by Fairhaven and Westhaven, and west by Lake Champlain. The 2010 census shows that the population was 1,056. [1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Benson VT Town History

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Benson is Fair Haven.

Fair haven Probate Court
3 North Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743
(802) 265-3380

City Directories

Family History Library Catalog


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

  • Carter Street Cemetery
  • Carver Falls Cemetery
  • Fair View Cemetery
  • Hackett Dam Cenetery
  • Hawk Hill Cemetery
  • Hitchcock Cemetery
  • Old Cemetery
  • Old Benson Cemetery
  • Rural Cemetery
  • Temple Cemetery


1. United Church of Benson
    2793 Stage Rd.
    Fair Haven, VT 05743
    Phone: (802) 537-2455

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Benson Town Clerks Office.  These include records of births and deaths, 1744-1890records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1995; indexes to births 1857-1994, marriages 1794-1995 and Town proceedings, v. 1-3, 1788-1863.

Benson VT Town Clerk
2760 Stage Road
PO Box 163
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: (802) 537-2611


Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies

Public Library of Benson
2750 Stage Road
P.O. Box 163
Benson, VT 05731
Phone: (802) 537-4181


  1. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.

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