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Shelburne was chartered on August 18, 1763. Early settlers were required to perform several duties in exchange for their lots of 200-300 acres, such as cultivating a certain minimum number of acres and reserving all worthwhile pine trees for use by the Royal Navy as masts. The first settlers actually arrived in 1768, and began cutting lumber for shipment to Canada.  
- Richmond, Vermont : a history of more than 200 years, Harriet Wheatley Riggs (2007) - find this book in a library.
- Rebuilding Downtown Richmond – Spring 1908.
- Richmond, VT History
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Shelburne is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518
Shelburne, Vermont, Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1864, are available on FamilySearch.
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Shelburne. 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.
Shelburne, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1904, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
Shelburne Town Offices
5420 Shelburne Rd.
P.O. Box 88
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985-5110
Libraries and Historical Societies
5376 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone: (802) 985-5124
- ↑ Brief history of Shelburne, VT http://www.uvm.edu/~shelburn/humans.html
- ↑ Town of Richmond, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/ChittendenRichmond.html
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