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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Chittenden Gotoarrow.png Westford

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Brief History

Westford was granted as a town on June 8, 1763. The town, as granted, covered 36 square miles (23,040 acres). The first settlers did not arrive until the 1780s. By 1791, the town's population was only 63.

The Browns River afforded good mill privileges to the early nineteenth century residents. Westford has always been an agricultural town. In an 1881 gazetteer listing of some 311 households, only 64 did not list farming as an occupation. Today only 6 active dairy farms remain in the Town. [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 Westford 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 Underhill

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Westford Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Westford, Vermont, 1857-Feb. 2000; indexes, 1787-1999, and Deeds, 1793-1850; index to deeds, 1793-1950.

Westford Town Office
1713 VT Route 128
Westford, VT 05494
Phone: (802) 878-4587
Email: townclerk@westfordvt.us
Website: http://www.westfordvt.us/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Westford Public Library
1717 Vermont 128
Westford, VT 05494
Phone: (802) 878-5639
Email: westfordpubliclibrary@gmail.com
Website: http://westfordpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/

Westford VT Historical Society

References

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