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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bennington County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://www.bennington.com/town/index.html Bennington County Courthouse] <br>207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247 <br>Phone: 802-442-8528&nbsp;&nbsp;802.447.2700<br><br>'''''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<br><br>'''Towns Organized before 1800:''' <br>Arlington 1761, <br>Bennington 1749, <br>Dorset 1761, <br>Glastenbury 1761, <br>Landgrove 1780, <br>Manchester 1761, <br>Peru 1761, <br>Pownal 1760, <br>Rupert 1761, <br>Sandgate 1761, <br>Shaftsbury 1761, <br>Sunderland 1761, <br>Winhall 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Bennington County, Vermont}}
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==== Parent County  ====
  
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Created 11 February 1779 from the Colonial lands.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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*Windham County was set off 22 February 1781.
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*[[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County was set off 22 February 1781.
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:{{VTBenningtonCoTownsMap}}]] '''Towns''':
  
'''Towns''':
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*Arlington  
 
*Arlington  
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*[[Bennington, Vermont|Bennington]]
 
*Dorset  
 
*Dorset  
 
*Glastenbury  
 
*Glastenbury  
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*Pownal  
 
*Pownal  
 
*Readsboro  
 
*Readsboro  
*Rupert  
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*[[Rupert, Vermont|Rupert]]
 
*Sandgate  
 
*Sandgate  
 
*Searsburg
 
*Searsburg
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
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[[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]] | [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] | [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] | '''Massachusetts '''Counties: [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] | [[Franklin County, Vermont|Franklin]] | '''New York''' Counties: [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] | [[Washington County, New York|Washington]]
  
Franklin County, Massachusetts
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=== Resources  ===
  
Rensselaer County, New York
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
Rutland
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Washington County, New York
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/bennington.htm#top List of Bennington County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Pownal Cemeteries]: Includes some transcriptions
  
Windham
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==== Census  ====
  
Windsor
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===== Federal  =====
  
== Resources  ==
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[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/Census/1790CensusPlus.html 1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription]
  
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==== Census  ====
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1785  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ The Churches of Pownal]
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ List of Freeman of Pownal, VT 1773]
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Pownal Maps]
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==== Military Records ====
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Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Green Mountain Boys from Pownal]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountain_Boys About the Green Mountain Boys]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ American Revolution: Soldiers buried in Vermont]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Civil War: Vermont Volunteers]
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
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==== Probate Records ====
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There are two Bennington County Probate Districts
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*'''Bennington District''' - Bennington, Glastenbury, Pownal, Readsboro, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford and Woodford.
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*'''Manchester District''' - Arlington, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Sunderland and Winhall.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Bennington County Manchester District, Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Marriages in Pownal, VT to 1850]
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*[http://www.pownal.org/PHS/ Deaths in Pownal, VT: 1921-1980]
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=== Societies, Libraries and Museums ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bennington Vermont Family History Center]]
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=== Websites  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtbennin/index.html The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of The VTGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Bennington|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183699&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Bennington&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Bennington County
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=== References  ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtbennin/index.html The Bennington County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/benning.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Bennington County
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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.