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Richmond was chartered on October 27, 1794 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1795. Richmond was created from lands in what had been three contiguous towns (Jericho, Williston and Huntington); a piece of a fourth (Bolton) was added later.<br>  
 
Richmond was chartered on October 27, 1794 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1795. Richmond was created from lands in what had been three contiguous towns (Jericho, Williston and Huntington); a piece of a fourth (Bolton) was added later.<br>  
  
Richmond Center has always been the chief village, though Jonesville, to the south on Route 2, was a close second for a number of years. Ransome Jones was a prominent village merchant in the 1880's.<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />&nbsp;<ref>History of Richmond, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/richmond.html#about</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Town of Richmond, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenRichmond.html</ref>
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Richmond Center has always been the chief village, though Jonesville, to the south on Route 2, was a close second for a number of years. Ransome Jones was a prominent village merchant in the 1880's.<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />&nbsp;<ref>History of Richmond, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/richmond.html#about</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Town of Richmond, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenRichmond.html</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===

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Contents

Brief History

Richmond was chartered on October 27, 1794 by the Vermont State Legislature and organized in 1795. Richmond was created from lands in what had been three contiguous towns (Jericho, Williston and Huntington); a piece of a fourth (Bolton) was added later.

Richmond Center has always been the chief village, though Jonesville, to the south on Route 2, was a close second for a number of years. Ransome Jones was a prominent village merchant in the 1880's. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Richmond is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

Richmond, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on FamilySearch.

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Richmond

Cemeteries

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

  • Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary  Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Richmond Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Riverview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Mary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2000, can be found on FamilySearch and records from 1989-2006, can also be found on Family Search (browse only images).

Richmond, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Richmond Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1795-1851and Cemetery deeds, 1871-1977.

Richmond Town Hall
203 Bridge St.
Richmond, VT 05477
Phone: (802) 434-2221
Website: http://www.richmondvt.gov/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Richmond Free Library
201 Bridge Street
PO Box 997
Richmond, Vermont 05477
Phone: (802) 434-3036
Email: rfl@gmavt.net
Website: http://richmondfreelibraryvt.org/

The Richmond Historical Society
PO Box 453
Richmond, VT 05477
Website: http://www.oldroundchurch.com/index.php/home

References

Adjacent towns: