Woodford, Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Woodford was chartered on the 6th of March, 1753. Due to the French and Indian Wars, it was not settled within the required five years and was re-granted August 12, 1762. The town organization was not effected earlier than February, 1789. Woodford ranks with the more mountainous towns of the county, being situate almost wholly within the main range of the Green Mountain chain and is the highest-altitude village in the state. [1][2]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Woodford is Bennington.
Bennington Probate Division
207 South St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 447-2705

Miltary Records

Woodford, enrolled militia, 1861-1867, records are available online at FamilySearch.

City Directories

The Family History Library has microfilm of the 1913 and 1915  Woodford City Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories.



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

  • Woodford Cemetery
  • Waters Hill Cemetery

Woodford City Cemetery Inscriptions


Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Woodford Town Clerks Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1858-1994; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, ca. 1800-1994, Land records, 1792-1903; index to land records, 1792-1950, and Attachments of property, 1855-1880.

Woodford Town Office
1391 Vermont Rte. 9
Woodford, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-4895
Email: info@woodfordvt.org
Website: http://woodfordvt.org/


Bennington Banner Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies


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