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Brief History

Dover was originally a township of Wardsborough.  On October 30, 1810, the Vermont Legislative Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Wardsborough and Dover into separate towns; the south district called Dover. Three villages make up historic Dover; Dover, West Dover and East Dover. [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Dover, Vermont; 200 years in a hill town by Nell M Kull (1961) - 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 Dover is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St. Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories

Maps

Cemeteries

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

  • Baldwin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Dover Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Dover Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Hathaway Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rice-Snow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Smead Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Dover Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • White Hill Cemetery (aka White Family Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

1. West Dover Congregational Church
    104 Route 100
    West Dover, VT 05356
    Phone:(802) 258-1143

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1789-1970, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Dover Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records and deeds, 1789-1904; index to deeds, 1789-1972, and Dover,Vermont, vital records 1868-2002.

Town of Dover
102 Route 100
P.O. Box 428
Dover, VT 05356
Phone: (802) 464-5100
Website: http://www.doververmont.com/

Newspapers

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies

Dover Historical Society
PO Box 53
East Dover, Vermont 05341
Phone: (802) 464-7351
Website: http://www.doververmont.com/historical-society

Dover Free Library
22 Holland Rd
East Dover, VT 05341
Phone: (802) 348-7488
Website: http://www.doverfreelibrary1913.org/

References

  1. Dover Heritage and History - Town of Dover - http://www.doververmont.com/heritage-history
  2. History of the Town of Dover, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamDover.html

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