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. The present 12,000 acre Town of Rutland is home to considerable commercial activity as well as a siginificant number of manufacturing jobs.
With a population of slightly over 4000 residents the Town of Rutland is the third largest municipality in Rutland County, Vermont.
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.
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.
The population was 5,954 at the 2010 census. Rutland completely surrounds the city of Rutland, which is incorporated separately from the town of Rutland. 
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Rutland Town is Rutland.
Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
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 link.
- Center Rutland Cemetery
- Evergreen Cemetery
- Town Line-Saunders Cemetery
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 Town Clerk
181 U.S. 4 Business
Center Rutland, VT 05736
Phone: (802) 773-2528
Rutland Herald online at this link.
Libraries and Historical Societies
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886.