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Brief History

Rupert was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth on Aug. 20, 1761. The first meeting of proprietors was held in Bennington on April 16, 1765.  One of Rupert's first settlers was Reuben Harmon, the metalsmith who was given the right to mint coins for the Republic of Vermont in 1785. Harmon's Mint was in East Rupert on a small stream now known as Hagar's Brook. [1]

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

Rupert, VT; historical and descriptive, 1761-1898, George Sayre Hibbard, Tuttle Publishing, 1899.

Early Memories of West Rupert, VT, Samuel Sterling Sherman, Barnard & Miller Print, 1912- Family History Library has film of book.

A Glimpse of the Early History of Rupert, VT, Naomi Sheldon Guibord - Family History Library has film of book.

Vital Records

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

Marriage book of Wm. Putnam Rallson FHL Collection
William Rallson kept records of marriages for the following towns and years: Keeseville, 1873-1874; Essex, 1874-1875; Waterford, 1879-1880; Jonesville, 1880-1883, 1900-1902; Gloversville, 1883-1886; Mechanicville, 1886-1892; Salem, 1892-1896; Rupert, Vt., 1897; Brandon, Vt., 1898-1899; Vergennes, Vt. 1888-1892; Ferrisburg, Vt. 1888-1892; Schoharie, 1903-1904; Guilderland, 1905-1908; Richmondville, 1908-1912.

Probate Records

The probate district for Rupert is Manchester.
Manchester Probate Court
P.O. Box 446
Manchester, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 362-1410

City Directories

The Family History Library has microfilm of Rupert City Directories

Maps

1856 Map of Rupert

Cemeteries

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

  • Congregational Church Cemetery
  • Graves Family Cemetery
  • Kent Hollow Cemetery
  • Hay Family Burial Ground
  • North Rupert Cemetery
  • Old Cemetery
  • Rupert Street Cemetery
  • Scott Cemetery
  • Sherman Cemetery
  • West Rupert Cemetery

The gravestone inscriptions of Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont.

Churches

1. Rupert Congregational Church
    2890 Vermont Hwy 153
    Rupert, VT 05768
    Phone: (802) 394-2501

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Rupert Town Clerks Office. These include Births, marriages, deaths, 1820-1954 (approx.); index, 1858-1972 (approx.), Land records, 1780-1915; index to land records, 1780-1972, and Proprietors records and land surveys, 1765-1882.

Rupert Town Clerk
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 140 West Rupert, VT 05776
Physical Address: 187 East Street West Rupert, VT 05776
Phone: (802) 394-7728
Email: rupert187@myfairpoint.net

Newspapers

The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies

R. K. Kittay Public Library
2827 St. Rt. 153, P.O. Box 53
West Rupert, VT 05776
Phone: (802) 394-2444
Email: rkkittay@myfairpoint.net
Website: http://www.rupertkittaylibrary.org/

Rupert Historical Society
Rte. 153, Main Street
Rupert, VT 05768
Mailing Address: Box 2, Lewis Road , Rupert, VT 05768
Email: R.K.Kittay@sover.net
Phone: (802) 394-7864 

References

  1. History of the Town of Rupert, Lewis Cass Aldrich, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/BenningtonRupert.html



 

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