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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Vermont|Vermont]] > Orange County'' [[Image:Vt-orange.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Orange County]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Orange County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.brbpub.com/vermont/orange/ Orange County Courthouse ]<br>5 Court Street, PO Box 95&nbsp;<br>Chelsea, VT 05038 <br>802-685-4610 <br>Fax: 802-685-3246
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial<br> and&nbsp;land records, County Clerk has divorce and court <br>records from 1781 and land records from 1771; <br>Probate Judge has probate records from 1771 <br><br>Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Bradford 1770, <br>Braintree 1781, <br>Brookfield 1781, <br>Chelsea 1781, <br>Corinth 1764, <br>Fairlee 1761, <br>Newbury 1763, <br>Orange 1781,<br> Randolph 1781, <br>Straford 1761, <br>Thetford 1761, <br>Topsham 1763, <br>Turnbridge 1761, <br>Vershire 1781, <br>Washington 1781, <br>West Fairlee 1779, <br>Williamstown 1781<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orange County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*Created 22 February 1781 from the Colonial Lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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*18 October 1785, [[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]] County set off.
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*5 November 1792, [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]], [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] and [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]] Counties set off.
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*1 November 1810, part of [[Jefferson County, Vermont|Jefferson]] County set off (renamed [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]] County 8 November 1814.)
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*26 October 1835, [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]] County set off.
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*'''Towns:''' Bradford . Braintree . Brookfield . Chelsea . Corinth . Fairlee . Newbury . Orange . Randolph . Strafford . Thetford . Topsham . Tunbridge . Vershire . Washington . West Fairlee . Williamstown
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'''Towns:'''  
*'''Villages: '''Newbury . Wells River  
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*'''Community: '''Bradford
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*[[Bradford, Vermont|Bradford]]
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*Braintree  
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*Brookfield  
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*Chelsea  
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*Corinth  
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*Fairlee
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*Newbury  
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*Orange  
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*Randolph  
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*Strafford  
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*Thetford  
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*Topsham
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*Tunbridge  
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*Vershire  
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*Washington  
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*West Fairlee  
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*Williamstown
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'''Villages:'''  
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*Newbury  
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*Wells River
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'''Community:'''  
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*Bradford
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/orange.htm#top List of Orange County Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
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A transcript of the 1771 census of [[Gloucester County, New York|Gloucester County, New York]] survives:
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:*O'Callaghan, Edmund B. ''Documentary History of the State of New York'' Vol. 4 (1851):709.<ref>Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117}}. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.</ref> Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_39580#page/n811/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.<br>
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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&nbsp;Orange County Probate Districts
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*'''Randolph District '''- Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.
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*'''Bradford District''' - Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Vershire and West Fairlee.
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*'''Orange District '''- in 1994 the Randolph and Bradford Districts merged under the Orange District.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183821&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Orange&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Orange County  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Orange|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Orange County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebOrangeCounty.html The Orange County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/GenWebOrangeCounty.html The Orange County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orange.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orange County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/orange.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Orange County
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Orange County Courthouse
5 Court Street, PO Box 95 
Chelsea, VT 05038
802-685-4610
Fax: 802-685-3246

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial
and land records, County Clerk has divorce and court
records from 1781 and land records from 1771;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1771

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bradford 1770,
Braintree 1781,
Brookfield 1781,
Chelsea 1781,
Corinth 1764,
Fairlee 1761,
Newbury 1763,
Orange 1781,
Randolph 1781,
Straford 1761,
Thetford 1761,
Topsham 1763,
Turnbridge 1761,
Vershire 1781,
Washington 1781,
West Fairlee 1779,
Williamstown 1781[1]

History

Parent County

  • Created 22 February 1781 from the Colonial Lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:

  • Bradford
  • Braintree
  • Brookfield
  • Chelsea
  • Corinth
  • Fairlee
  • Newbury
  • Orange
  • Randolph
  • Strafford
  • Thetford
  • Topsham
  • Tunbridge
  • Vershire
  • Washington
  • West Fairlee
  • Williamstown

Villages:

  • Newbury
  • Wells River

Community:

  • Bradford

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Caledonia | Washington | Windsor | Grafton County, New Hampshire

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

A transcript of the 1771 census of Gloucester County, New York survives:

  • O'Callaghan, Edmund B. Documentary History of the State of New York Vol. 4 (1851):709.[2] Digital version at Internet Archive - free.

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

 Orange County Probate Districts

  • Randolph District - Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Orange, Randolph, Tunbridge, Washington and Williamstown.
  • Bradford District - Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Vershire and West Fairlee.
  • Orange District - in 1994 the Randolph and Bradford Districts merged under the Orange District.

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orange County, Vermont. Page 699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Harry Macy, "Newtown Census of 1771," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 117, No. 1 (Jan. 1986):8. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 117. The original census records were destroyed in a 1911 fire at the New York State Library.