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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Chittenden Gotoarrow.png South Burlington

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Brief History

South Burlington was chartered on November 22, 1864 by the Vermont State Legislature.  The Legislature incorporated the City of Burlington from what was then the village of Burlington and about 10,000 acres of the original New Hampshire Grant town of Burlington. Concurrently, the remainder of the original town was designated the Town of South Burlington, which, in turn, became Vermont's newest city by Act of Incorporation in 1971. Despite the name, the city is as much east of Burlington as south, curving around Burlington in a rough crescent from east to south. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Shelburne : pieces of history, Truman M Webster (1994) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

Military Records

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Shelburne

Cemeteries

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

  • Shelburne Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Spear Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Catherines Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Webb Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Trinity Church Parish Register, 1849-1970, is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1882-1982, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the South Burlington City Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1775-1999, Town records, v. 1-2, 1776-1883Land records, 1787-1849, Cemetery records, 1775-1869, and Burial permits, 1905-1998.

South Burlington City Clerk
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 846-4105
Website: http://www.sburl.com/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

South Burlington Community Library
540 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: (802) 652-7080
Email: sbclinfo@sbschools.net
Website: http://www.sburlcomlib.com/

References

Adjacent towns: