Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Guide to Washington County Vermont genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washington County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Vermont
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Location of Vermont in the U.S.
Founded November 8, 1814
County Seat Montpelier
Address Washington County Courthouse
65 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 426,
Montpelier, VT 05601-0426
Phone: 802-223-2091
Washington County Website

County Courthouse

Secretary of State, Montpelier has birth, marriage and death records; County Clerk  has divorce and court records; Probate Court  has probate records; Town and City Clerks  have land records

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barre 1781,
Berlin 1763,
Calais 1781,
Duxbury 1763,
Marshfield 1782,
Middlesex 1763,
Montpelier 1781,
Moretown 1763,
Northfield 1781,
Plainfield 1797,
Roxbury 1781,
Waitsfield 1782,
Warren 1780,
Waterbury 1763,
Worcester 1763[1]

Brief History

Parent County

  • Renamed 8 November 1814 from Jefferson County, Vermont. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Barre City




  • Cabot
  • Marshfield
  • Northfield
  • Waterbury


  • Adamant
  • Graniteville-East Barre
  • South Barre
  • Tangletown

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Caledonia | Chittenden | Lamoille | Orange



Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property

Local Histories


Military Records


Probate Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Washington County, Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699 Washington County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content