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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Vermont|Vermont]] > Windham County''  
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:''This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see [[Windham (disambiguation)|Windham (disambiguation)]].''<br><br>
  
:''This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see [[Windham (disambiguation)|Windham (disambiguation)]].''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''  
  
[[Image:Vt-windham.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Windham County]]
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Guide to '''Windham County Vermont genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{VTDC}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Windham County
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| county_map = Vt-windham.png
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| state = Vermont
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| founded year = 1781
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| founded date = February 22
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| seat = Newfane
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| building image =  
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| building address = Windham County Courthouse<br> Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm '''Windham County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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'''''Town Clerks''''' have birth, marriage, death and land records; '''''County Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1825; '''''Probate Judge''''' has probate records.<ref name="HBG" />
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'''Towns Organized Before 1800:'''<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794, <br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br> Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{VTWindhamCoTownsMap}}'''Towns:'''  
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
'''Towns:'''  
 
  
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*Athens  
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*{{AutoLink|Athens, Vermont|Athens}}
*Brattleboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Brattleboro, Vermont|Brattleboro}}
*Brookline  
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*{{AutoLink|Brookline, Vermont|Brookline}}
*Dover  
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*{{AutoLink|Dover, Vermont|Dover}}
*[[Dummerston, Vermont|Dummerston]]
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*{{AutoLink|Dummerston, Vermont|Dummerston}}
*Grafton  
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*{{AutoLink|Grafton, Vermont|Grafton}}
*[[Guilford, Vermont|Guilford]]
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*{{AutoLink|Guilford, Vermont|Guilford}}
*[[Halifax, Vermont|Halifax]]
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*{{AutoLink|Halifax, Vermont|Halifax}}
  
 
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*Jamaica  
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*{{AutoLink|Jamaica, Vermont|Jamaica}}
*Londonderry  
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*{{AutoLink|Londonderry, Vermont|Londonderry}}
*[[Marlboro, Vermont|Marlboro]]
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*{{AutoLink|Marlboro, Vermont|Marlboro}}
*Newfane  
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*{{AutoLink|Newfane, Vermont|Newfane}}
*Putney  
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*{{AutoLink|Putney, Vermont|Putney}}
*Rockingham  
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*{{AutoLink|Rockingham, Vermont|Rockingham}}
*Somerset  
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*{{AutoLink|Somerset, Vermont|Somerset}}
*Stratton
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*{{AutoLink|Stratton, Vermont|Stratton}}
  
 
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*Townshend  
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*{{AutoLink|Townshend, Vermont|Townshend}}
*Vernon  
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*{{AutoLink|Vernon, Vermont|Vernon}}
*Wardsboro  
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*{{AutoLink|Wardsboro, Vermont|Wardsboro}}
*Westminster  
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*{{AutoLink|Westminster, Vermont|Westminster}}
*Whitingham  
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*{{AutoLink|Whitingham, Vermont|Whitingham}}
*Wilmington  
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*{{AutoLink|Wilmington, Vermont|Wilmington}}
*Windham
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*{{AutoLink|Windham, Vermont|Windham}}
  
 
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'''Extinct Towns:'''<ref name="Leclerc">Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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*{{AutoLink|Acton, Vermont|Acton}}
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*{{AutoLink|Somerset, Vermont|Somerset}}
  
 
'''Villages:'''  
 
'''Villages:'''  
  
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'''Communities:'''  
 
'''Communities:'''  
  
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*Algiers  
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*[[Brattleboro, Vermont|Brattleboro]]  
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*Algiers
 
 
 
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*[[Brattleboro,_Vermont|Brattleboro]]
 
 
 
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*[[West Brattleboro, Vermont|West Brattleboro]]
 
*[[West Brattleboro, Vermont|West Brattleboro]]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]  
 
[[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington ]]| [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor ]]| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin County]], Massachusetts | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire ]]| [[Sullivan County, New Hampshire|Sullivan]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Please refer to populated places for information about the cemeteries.  
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries]
  
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==== Church Records  ====
  
<br>Cemeteries of Brattleboro, Vermont and West Brattleboro, Vermont by Peter K. Bellville
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==== Court Records  ====
  
peterbellville@comcast.net
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
<br>Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Unitarian Church, South Street phone 802-257-1959 Morningside Cemetery contact Norma Shakun HC 63, Box 18 Williamsville, VT 05362 phone 802-348-7856
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
<br>Locust Ridge Cemetery contact Butch Thomas C/O Locust Ridge Association P.O. Box 8314 Brattleboro, VT 05304 phone 802-254-2041
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==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Vtwindham.jpg|900px|Vtwindham.jpg]]
  
<br>Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery Rick Sherman, president and treasurer 32 Hillwinds, phone 802-254-9392 contact Harold and Andrea Mitchell 36 Yorkshire Cir. Brattleboro, VT 05301 phone 802-257-0712
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==== Military Records  ====
  
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===== Civil War  =====
  
<br>St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery contact Fran Duggan 47 Walnut St. Brattleboro, VT 05301 phone 802-257-5101
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Regiments and Companies:
  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery]], Companies A B C D E F G and H
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry|2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry]]
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:- [[4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies D, F and I
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:- [[16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry|16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry]], Companies B, D, F and I
  
<br>W Brattleboro Mather Cemetery contact Edna Fletcher 525 Sunset Lake Brattleboro, VT 05301 phone 802-254-2583
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
  
<br>Cemeteries maintained by the town of Brattleboro Vermont: Morningside Cemetery Prospect Hill Cemetery Barrows Cemetery a.k.a. Winchester Cemetery Hamilton Cemetery a.k.a. Carpenter Cemetery Glen Cemetery
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
source: printed sheet of cemeteries and caretakers from town clerk's office Brattleboro Vermont.
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There are two Windham County Probate Districts
  
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*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
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*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
  
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[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
<br>Prospect Hill Cemetery is located at N 42° 50.7818 ' and W 72° 33.3845 ' off of S. Main St. in Brattleboro Vermont.
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==== Taxation  ====
  
Morningside Cemetery entrance is located off S. Main St. in Brattleboro Vermont at N 42° 50.6355 ' and W 72° 33.4133 '.
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==== Vital Records ====
 
 
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church entrance is located off White Birch Ave., N 42° 50.50 819 ' and W 72° 33.4936 '.
 
 
 
Jewish Community Cemetery is located within Morningside Cemetery at N 42° 50.4202 ' and W 72° 33.2529 '. Saul Bellows is found here.
 
 
 
Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery is located off Orchard Street at N 42° 51.8406 ' and W 72° 35.5488 '.
 
 
 
Locust Ridge Cemetery is located off Black Mountain Road at N 42° 52.9167 ' and W 72° 33.6667 '. A local VFW unit has many veterens here.
 
 
 
Glen Cemetery is located off Glen Street in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.3396 ' and W 72° 36.0202 '.
 
 
 
Mather Cemetery is located off Mather Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.0908 ' and W 72° 36.6085 '.
 
 
 
Barrows or Winchester Cemetery is located off Ames Hill Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.0202 ' and W 72° 40.4078 '.
 
 
 
Hamilton or Carpenter Cemetery is located off Hamilton Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 52.6167 ' and W 72° 39.80 340 '.
 
 
 
Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery, which is not listed as being maintained by the town of Brattleboro, is located at N 42° 51.5599 ' and W 72° 33.8531 '. The Brattleboro Retreat is a private institution for the mentally ill.
 
 
 
Also not listed was a cemetery located on Fox Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.3573 ' and W 72° 41.1880 '. Google maps indicated this as King Cemetery. This is actually over the town line of Brattleboro and located in Marlboro.
 
 
 
All the above cemeteries seemed well-maintained. Many of the headstones in the Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery were damaged.
 
 
 
Source: GPS readings by the author.
 
 
 
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<br>The above list of cemeteries was meant to be all-inclusive for Brattleboro and W Brattleboro. However, the author knows of a private plot that seems to no longer exist. Also, Google maps indicated a Dalem Cemetery which I was unable to locate. Other private cemeteries may exist in the area.
 
 
 
Many other cemeteries exist in bordering communities. For instance, in Guilford there is Christ Church Cemetery, and Guilford Center Cemetery. The Vernon area includes the following cemeteries: Billings, Groll, Baker, Tyler, Maplehurst, and N Cemetery. This list is not all-inclusive and the cemeteries were not visited.
 
 
 
Peter K. Bellville
 
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
 
==== Court ====
 
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Societies and Libraries ===
  
==== Land ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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Historical Society of Windham County<br>Vermont Rte 30<br>P.O. Box 246<br>Newfane, VT 05345<br>Phone: (802) 365-4148<br>Email: info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org<br>Website: [http://www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org/ http://www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org/]
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
There are two Windham County Probate Districts
 
 
 
*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
 
*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183919&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Windham&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 07:33, 8 December 2013

This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

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

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Online Records


Windham County, Vermont
Map
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Facts
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Newfane
Courthouse
Address Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360
Windham County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; Probate Judge has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794,
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795[1]

History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns:

Extinct Towns:[2]

Villages:

  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster

Communities:

Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Vtwindham.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, Companies A B C D E F G and H
- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies D, F and I
- 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B, D, F and I

Newspapers

Probate Records

There are two Windham County Probate Districts

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Historical Society of Windham County
Vermont Rte 30
P.O. Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345
Phone: (802) 365-4148
Email: info@historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org
Website: http://www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org/

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.