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Grand Isle County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Grand Isle County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded November 9, 1802
County Seat North Hero
Address Grand Isle County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7,
North Hero, VT 05474-0007
Fax: 802-372-3221
Grand Isle County Website


County Courthouse

Probate judge  has probate records; town clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Alburgh 1781,
Grand Isle 1779,
Isles La Motte 1779,
North Hero 1779,
South Hero 1779[1]


Parent County

Created 9 November 1802 from Franklin County. [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

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Modern town borders in Grand Isle County, Vermont.

Places / Localities


Extinct or Renamed Towns


  • Alburgh

Neighboring Counties

Chittenden | Franklin | Clinton County, New York | Missisquoi County, Quebec



Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property

Local Histories




Early migration routes to and from Grand Isle County for European settlers included:[4]





Town Records

"Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"  Browse images.  Description: Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.  Source Information: Town officials in Vermont. Vermont Town Records. Town halls in Vermont.  

Grand Isle County: Alburg, Grand Isle, North Hero, South Hero

Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Vermont <a title="Vermont Birth Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Birth Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Marriage Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Marriage Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Divorce Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Divorce Certificate</a>, <a title="Vermont Death Certificate Application" href="" target="_blank">Death Certificate</a> Applications to mail.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Land Grants That Became the Towns of Vermont - M at All Ancestors (Internet site)(accessed 4 April 2013).
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists, 847-61.


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