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Brief History

Essex was chartered on June 7, 1763.  Essex can be a bit confusing in the same way as the towns of Chittenden and Washington: none are in the county of the same name.

A considerable number of IBM's microprocessor chips are developed in Essex. The plant was located here in 1957 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007.

Essex town had a population of 19,587 in the 2010 US Census making it the second largest town in Vermont.  [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 Essex is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

Essex Vermont Enrolled Militia records, 1863-1865 are available online.

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Essex, Essex Center

1869 map of Essex Junction

Cemeteries

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

  • Essex Common Burial Ground - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Essex Junction Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Fairview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Holy Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint James Episcopal Church Memorial Garden - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Congregational Church (Essex, Vermont) Records, 1797-1939, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1834-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Essex Vermont Land Records, 1850-1904; general index, 1786-1902 can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Essex Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-2, 1774-1861, and Deeds, 1786-1851.

Essex Town Clerk
81 Main St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0413
Website: http://www.essex.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Essex Free Library
1 Browns River Rd.
Essex, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0313
Library Website


Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 878-6955
Website: http://www.brownelllibrary.org/

Essex Community Historical Society

References

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