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Windham County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Windham County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded February 22, 1781
County Seat Newfane
Address Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360
Windham County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; Probate Judge has probate records.[1]

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794,
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795[1]


Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington 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

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Windham County, Vermont.


Extinct Towns:[2]


  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster


Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan



Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property

Local Histories



Military Records

Civil War

Regiments and Companies:

- 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, Companies A B C D E F G and H
- 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies D, F and I
- 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Companies B, D, F and I


Probate Records

Online Probate Records

There are two Windham County Probate Districts:

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Historical Societies

  • Dover Historical Society,
    PO Box 53,
    East Dover, Vermont 05341-0053
    (802) 464-7351
  • Historical Society of Windham County
    Vermont Rte 30
    P.O. Box 246
    Newfane, VT 05345
    Phone: (802) 365-4148
  • Brattleboro Historical Society, Inc.,
    Municipal Building, 230 Main Street, 3rd floor,
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    Phone: (802) 258-4957
  • Dummerston Historical Society,
    PO Box 8064,
    North Brattleboro, VT 05304
    Phone: (802) 257-0674

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 699, Windham County, Vermont. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394-95. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.


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