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Chittenden County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Chittenden County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded October 22, 1789
County Seat Burlington
Address Chittenden County Courthouse
175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401-8310
Phone: 802-863-3467
Chittenden County Website


County Courthouse

Town clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and land records; County clerk has divorce records from 1829 and court records from 1798

Towns Organized Before 1800:
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Bolton 1763,
Burlington 1763,
Charlotte 1762,
Colchester 1763,
Essex 1763,
Hinesburg, 1762,
Huntington 1763,
Jericho 1763,
Milton 1763,
Richmond 1794,
Shelburne 1763,
St. George 1763,
Underhill 1763,
Williston 1763[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

Created 22 October 1787 from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Chittenden County, Vermont.

  Towns and Cities

Extinct Town


  • Buel's Gore[3]

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Franklin | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Washington |
New York counties: Clinton | Essex


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

Court Records






Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 5th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies I and K
- 13th Regiment, Vermont Infantry


Probate Records

Probate files or packets for Chittenden County are now digitized and available at


Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="" 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

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  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), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  3. Leclerc, 394.


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