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County Courthouse

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

Orange County; PO Box 95; Chelsea, VT 05038; Ph. 802.685.4610 Details: (Twn Clks have b, m, d, bur & land rec; Co Clk has div & ct rec from 1781 & land rec from 1771; Pro Judge has pro rec 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 www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/county/orange/

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [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.

 

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