Colchester, Vermont

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Brief History

Colchester was chartered on June 7, 1763.  Colchester was first settled by Ira and Ethan Allen and their cousin, Remember Baker. Ira Allen was the first Town Clerk. The population was 17,067 at the 2010 census making Colchester the fourth-largest town in Vermont by population. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Vintage Photos

Town Histories

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Colchester is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records

Colchester Vermont Enrolled Militia records, 1863-1867 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

City Directories


1869 map of Colechester


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Colchester. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this link.  


Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1795-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Colchester Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records and deeds, 1774-1912; indexes, 1763-1922.

Colchester Town Clerk
781 Blakely Rd.
PO Box 55
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (802) 264-5520


Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Burnham Memorial Library
898 Main Street (Rte. 2A)
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (802) 264-5660

Colchester Historical Society


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