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Brief History

Benning Wentworth, governor of New Hampshire, granted the charter of Clarendon to Caleb Williams and others on September 5, 1761, dividing the town into seventy shares, containing 23,600 acres. Clarendon is almost purely an agricultural district. The surface is diversified with hills, mountains and valleys, and several considerable streams drain the town. The town is bounded on the north by Rutland, east by Shrewsbury,south by Wallingford and Tinmouth, and west by Ira. Clarendon is split into the villages of Clarendon, West Clarendon, East Clarendon, Clarendon Springs, and North Clarendon.

In 1810 Clarendon had 1,797 inhabitants. The population in 2010 was 2,571people.

In the early period the people were industrious and economical, their garments
homemade, their habits simple. They cut down the forests, cleared the
land, made the roads, fences and houses, some of which remain to this day.

Nearly all of the early industries, except farming, as well as the mercantile
business, which for many years gave Clarendon a position as a leading town in
the county, have been given up, mainly due to the building of the railroads.
The Rutland and Bennington Railroad crosses the town north and south, and
the Vermont Central crosses the northeast corner of the town. These improvements only served to carry to other cities/towns (principally to Rutland) the business of the locality.1

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Clarendon is Rutland.

Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories

Maps

1854 Rutland County, Clarendon map

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Clarendon. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link

  • Cavanaugh Cemetery (also called Briggs Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Chippenhook Cemetery (also called West Clarendon Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Clarendon Flats Cemetery ( also called South Flats Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Dean Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Clarendon Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Edmunds Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Haven Hill Cemetery (Crary-Walker) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Matteson Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Old Marsh Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Parker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Potter Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rutland Jewish Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Smith Cemetery (also called Button Cemetery, Pratt Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Spafford Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Tubbs Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
637 N Shrewsbury Road
North Clarendon, VT 05759‎
(802) 773-8346

2. The Brick Church at Clarendon (Congregational)
298 Middle Road
North Clarendon, VT 05759
802-773-3873

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Clarendon Town Hall.

Clarendon Town Clerk
279 Middle Road
Clarendon, VT 05759
Phone: (802) 775-4274
Fax: (802) 775-4274
Website: Clarendon Vt

Newspapers

Rutland Herald online at this link

Libraries and Historical Societies

References

1. History Rutland County Vermont, Edited by H. P. Smith and W. S. Rann, Syracuse, NY, 1886


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