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Brief History

The Town of Montgomery was granted by the Vermont General Assembly on March 15, 1780 and chartered on October 8, 1879. Montgomery was named in honor of General Richard Montgomery 1738–1775, who was an American Revolutionary War hero.  It may well have been at Ira Allen's suggestion that the town was named for Montgomery.  Allen was one of the two officers who led an attack on Cape Diamond above Quebec at Montgomery's orders on the last day of the year, just before Montgomery was killed while leading the main attack on the city.

In 1963, part of Avery's Gore in Franklin County became part of Montgomery, with the other section becoming part of Belvidere. The population, according to 2010 census United States Census Bureau is 1,201. [1] [2] [3] [4]   

Historical Data

Town Histories

Montgomery, Vermont : the history of a town, by Sara Taylor (1976) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Land Records

Montgmery, Vermont, Land Records, 1877-1930, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records

Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Montgomery, Vermont, Parish Register, 1826-1943, is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.
  • Union Church Records, Montgomery, Vermont, 1826 - 1832, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  Order film online.

City Directories

Maps

Montgomery, Vermont Beers Atlas Maps, 1871, courtesy of the Montgomery Historical Society.

Cemeteries

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Montgomery Town. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Franklin County, website at this link.  

  • Hill West Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Montgomery Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Montgomery Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Old Montgomery Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records

Montgomery Town Clerk
98 Main St.
PO Box 356
Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471
Phone: (802) 326-4719
Email: montgomerytc@fairpoint.net

Newspapers

St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Montgomery Town Library
84 Mountain Rd.
Montgomery Ctr, VT 05471
Phone: (802) 326-3113
Email: montgomery.librarian@gmail.com
Website: http://mtlvermont.wordpress.com/

Montgomery Historical Society
PO Box 47
Montgomery, VT 05470
Phone: (802) 326-4404
Email: pratthall@gmail.com
Website: http://www.montgomeryhistoricalsociety.org/

References

  1. Montgomery, Vermont - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery,_Vermont
  2. Montgomery, Vermont Town Charter - Montgomery, Vermont Historical Society - http://www.montgomeryhistoricalsociety.org/montgomerycharter.html
  3. About Montgomery, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/montgomery.html#about
  4. Montgomery, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/FranklinMontgomery.html

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