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Bennington County, New Hampshire
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Map of New Hampshire highlighting Bennington County
Location in the state of New Hampshire
Facts
Founded February 11, 1779
County Seat Bennington
Courthouse
Address Bennington County Courthouse
207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247
Phone: 802-442-8528
802.447.2700
Bennington County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records

Towns Organized before 1800:
Arlington 1761,
Bennington 1749,
Dorset 1761,
Glastenbury 1761,
Landgrove 1780,
Manchester 1761,
Peru 1761,
Pownal 1760,
Rupert 1761,
Sandgate 1761,
Shaftsbury 1761,
Sunderland 1761,
Winhall 1761[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bennington County, Vermont

Parent County

Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Windham County was set off 22 February 1781.

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns:
New YorkWashington CountyRutland CountyWindsor CountyVermontBennington CountyWindham CountyMassachusettsFranklin CountyBerkshire CountyRensselaer CountyPownalBenningtonShaftsburyArlingtonSandgateRupertDorsetPeruLandgroveManchesterWinhallSunderlandGlastenburyWoodfordSearsburgReadsboroStamfordBerlinPetersburghHoosickWhite CreekJacksonSalemHebronHartfordGranvillePawletDanbyMount TaborWestonAndoverLondonderryWindhamJamaicaTownshendWardsboroStrattonSomerstDoverNewfaneWilmingtonMarlboroHalifaxWhitinghamWilliamstownClarksburgNorth AdamsAdamsSavoyFloridaMonroeRoweCharlemontHeathColrain
Modern town borders in Bennington County, Vermont.


Extinct Town:  Glastenbury (incorportation ended 1937)[2]

Neighboring Counties

Rutland | Windsor | Windham | Massachusetts Counties: Berkshire | Franklin | New York Counties: Rensselaer | Washington

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

Federal

1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription

State

1785

Church Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

The Churches of Pownal

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

History of Bennington County, Lewis Cass Aldrich, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1889.

Land and Property

Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Maps

Vtbennington.jpg Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.

Military Records

Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company A
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company E

Newspapers

Probate Records

There are two Bennington County Probate Districts

  • Bennington District - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.
  • Manchester District - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/birth_form.aspx" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/marriage_form.aspx" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/divorce_form.aspx" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="http://www.healthvermont.gov/research/records/deathcert_form.aspx" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. 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. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.

 

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