Bennington County, Vermont

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Revision as of 23:20, 23 February 2013

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Contents

County Courthouse

Bennington County Courthouse
207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247
Phone: 802-442-8528  802.447.2700

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records; County Clerk has divorce records from 1899 and court records from 1861; Probate Judge has probate records

Towns Organized before 1800:
Arlington 1761,
Bennington 1749,
Dorset 1761,
Glastenbury 1761,
Landgrove 1780,
Manchester 1761,
Peru 1761,
Pownal 1760,
Rupert 1761,
Sandgate 1761,
Shaftsbury 1761,
Sunderland 1761,
Winhall 1761[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bennington County, Vermont

Parent County

Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Windham County was set off 22 February 1781.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

[[Image:
New YorkWashington CountyRutland CountyWindsor CountyVermontBennington CountyWindham CountyMassachusettsFranklin CountyBerkshire CountyRensselaer CountyPownalBenningtonShaftsburyArlingtonSandgateRupertDorsetPeruLandgroveManchesterWinhallSunderlandGlastenburyWoodfordSearsburgReadsboroStamfordBerlinPetersburghHoosickWhite CreekJacksonSalemHebronHartfordGranvillePawletDanbyMount TaborWestonAndoverLondonderryWindhamJamaicaTownshendWardsboroStrattonSomerstDoverNewfaneWilmingtonMarlboroHalifaxWhitinghamWilliamstownClarksburgNorth AdamsAdamsSavoyFloridaMonroeRoweCharlemontHeathColrain
Modern town borders in Bennington County, Vermont.

]] Towns:

  • Arlington
  • Bennington
  • Dorset
  • Glastenbury
  • Landgrove
  • Manchester
  • Peru
  • Pownal
  • Readsboro
  • Rupert
  • Sandgate
  • Searsburg
  • Shaftsbury
  • Stamford
  • Sunderland
  • Winhall
  • Woodford

Neighboring Counties

Rutland | Windsor | Windham | Massachusetts Counties: Berkshire | Franklin | New York Counties: Rensselaer | Washington

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

Federal

1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription

State

1785

Church Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

The Churches of Pownal

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Maps

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.

Military Records

Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

Newspapers

Probate Records

There are two Bennington County Probate Districts

  • Bennington District - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.
  • Manchester District - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  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.