Windham County, Vermont

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Vermont|Vermont]] > Windham County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''  
  
[[Image:Vt-windham.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Windham County]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Windham County Courthouse ]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360
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Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records;<br> County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; <br>Probate Judge has probate records
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Towns Organized Before 1800:<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794,&nbsp;<br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br>&nbsp;Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Windham County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>  
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Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <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;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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'''Towns:'''  
 
'''Towns:'''  
  
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*Brookline  
 
*Brookline  
 
*Dover  
 
*Dover  
*Dummerston  
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*[[Dummerston, Vermont|Dummerston]]
 
*Grafton  
 
*Grafton  
*Guilford  
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*[[Guilford, Vermont|Guilford]]
 
*[[Halifax, Vermont|Halifax]]
 
*[[Halifax, Vermont|Halifax]]
  
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*Jamaica  
 
*Jamaica  
 
*Londonderry  
 
*Londonderry  
*Marlboro  
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*[[Marlboro, Vermont|Marlboro]]
 
*Newfane  
 
*Newfane  
 
*Putney  
 
*Putney  
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*Townshend  
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*[[Townshend, Vermont|Townshend]]
 
*Vernon  
 
*Vernon  
 
*Wardsboro  
 
*Wardsboro  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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Please refer to '''populated places''' for information about the cemeteries.
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries&nbsp;]
  
 
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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>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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There are two Windham County Probate Districts
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*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
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*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183919&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Windham&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
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Revision as of 00:40, 15 March 2013

This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records;
County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825;
Probate Judge has probate records

 

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794, 
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
 Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795[1]

History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:

  • Jamaica
  • Londonderry
  • Marlboro
  • Newfane
  • Putney
  • Rockingham
  • Somerset
  • Stratton
  • Townshend
  • Vernon
  • Wardsboro
  • Westminster
  • Whitingham
  • Wilmington
  • Windham

Villages:

  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster

Communities:

  • Algiers

Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

There are two Windham County Probate Districts

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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), Windham County, Vermont. Page 699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.