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Brief History

The town of West Fairlee was chartered on February 25, 1797 by the Vermont Legislature and was organized on March 31, 1797.

West Fairlee had originally been a part of Fairlee for nearly 36 years. Geography, with the line of high hills running north and south through the middle of the original Fairlee, and in those days transportation would certainly be reasons for the division. [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 West Fairlee is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories


1877 map of West Fairlee and Fairlee


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

  • Bloodbrook Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Kidderhood Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Middle Brook Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Fairlee Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Fairlee Villiage Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.


The West Fairlee Center Congregational Church History

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1777-1863, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

West Fairlee Land Records, 1892-1902, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the West Fairlee Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1856-1997; card index to births, marriages, deaths, 1900-1998Deeds, 1797-1852; index to deeds, 1797-1939, and Land records, 1852-1896, land records index, 1901-1947; proprietor's records, 1761-1800.

West Fairlee Town Clerk
870 VT Rte 113
West Fairlee, Vermont 05083
Phone: (802) 333-9696
Email westfairleetc@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.westfairleevt.com/


The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies

West Fairlee Public Library
894 VT Rte 113
West Fairlee, Vermont, 05083
Phone: (802) 333-3502
Email: westfairleelibrary@hotmail.com
Website: http://westfairleelibrary.wordpress.com/

West Fairlee Historical Society
Community Building
894 VT Rte 113
Mailing Address: PO Box 163
West Fairlee, Vermont, 05083
Phone: (802) 333-4285
Email: rkbailey@sover.net


  1. West Fairlee, VT History, Town of West Fairlee Website, http://www.westfairleevt.com/
  2. History of West Fairlee, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrangeWestFairlee.html

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