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Guide to Bennington County Vermont genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bennington County, New Hampshire
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Location in the state of New Hampshire
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Location of New Hampshire in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1779
County Seat Bennington
Address Bennington County Courthouse
207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2247
Phone: 802-442-8528
Bennington County Website


County Courthouse

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 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

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Modern town borders in Bennington County, Vermont.

Extinct Town:  Glastenbury (incorportation ended 1937)[2]

Neighboring Counties

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


Archives and Libraries




1790 US Census, Bennington County, Pownal Town Transcription



Church Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:

The Churches of Pownal

Court Records



Land and Property

Courtesy of The Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:


Courtesy of the Pownal Historical Society, Inc.

Military Records

Courtesy of Pownal Historical Society, Inc.:


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)


Vital Records

Courtesy of the Pownal Historial Society, Inc.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  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.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 394. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.


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