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Brief History

St. Johnsbury was originally granted in 1760 as part of the New Hampshire Grants and named Bessborough. It was rechartered on November 1, 1786 by the Vermont Legislature and named Dunmore.  The town was officially organized in 1790 when it was then named St. Johnsbury.  St. Johnsbury (sometimes locally known as "St. Jay") became the shire town (county seat) of Caledonia County, Vermont in 1856. The population was 7,603 at the 2010 census. [1] [2] [3]  

Historical Data

St. Johnsbury, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Historic Photos of St. Johnsbury

Town Histories

The town of St. Johnsbury, Vt. : a review of one hundred twenty-five years to the anniversary pageant 1912, by Edward T. Fairbanks - view a digital copy of this book online.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1865, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Soldiers' record of the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, are available on microfilm at the Family History Center. Order film online.

Probate Records

The probate district for St. Johnsbury is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

First Congregational Church Records, 1809-1918 are available on microfilm at the Family History Center. Order film online.

Universalist Society Church Records, 1825-1854 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

City Directories

St. Johnsbury directories: 1875, 1888, 1890, 1909, 1928, 1935, 1939.

Maps

1875 map of St. Johnsbury

1875 map of St. Johnsbury Town, part 1

1875 map of St. Johnsbury Town, part 2

1875 map of St. Johnsbury Town, part 3

Cemeteries

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

  • Goss Hollow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Grove Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Johnsbury Center (Old) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Johnsbury Center (New) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1788 -2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the St. Johnsbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1787-1930; index to land records, 1787-1993.

Town of St. Johnsbury
Pomerleau Building
51 Depot Square, Suite 3
Phone: (802) 748-3926
Website: http://www.stjvt.com/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

St Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St.
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-8291
Website: http://www.stjathenaeum.org/

St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center

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