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Brief History

Norton was chartered on September 6, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. It is located on the Canadian border, immediately south of Stanhope, Quebec, Canada. The population at the 2010 US Census was 169.

From 1970 until 1994, Norton was the location of the Earth Peoples Park, a "liberated" 592-acre piece of land that was open to anyone who wanted to live there, free of charge. In 1994 it was taken over by the state of Vermont and is now Black Turn Brook State Forest.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Three towns: Norton and Averill, Vermont, [and] Stanhope, Quebec : a history of the northeast kingdom - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Norton is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Main St.
Box 426
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770

Church Records

City Directories

1888 Norton Town Directory



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

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Norton Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Norton, 1885-1999, and Land records, 1887-1905.

Norton Town Clerk
12 VT Route 114 E
Norton, VT 05907
Phone: (802) 822-9935


Libraries and Historical Societies

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


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