Fairfield, Vermont

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Brief History

Fairfield was chartered on August 18, 1763. The town was organized in March 1790 and the first town meeting was held on March 30, 1791.

Fairfield proved to be one of the biggest and best farming towns in Vermont. Its rolling hills are used for growing hay, corn, and pasture for dairy farms, along with the growing of maple trees for maple syrup production.

President Chester A. Arthur was born in Fairfield in 1829, and lived there for the first three years of his life. The reconstructed family home of the 21st President and the church where his father was preacher are located at the President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site.

The population at the 2010 US Census was 1,891. [1] [2]  [3]   

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Land Records

Fairfield, Vermont Land Records, 1851-1927, can be found online at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records

Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records

Trinity Episcopal Church (Fairfax, Vermont) Records, 1838-1942, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

City Directories


1871 maps of Fairfield Town and Fairfield,Fairfield East


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

Town Records

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1786-1858, are available on FamilySearch (browse only imagess). 

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fairfield Town Clerk's Office. These include: Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1999,and Land records, 1763-1851; index, 1763-1875.

Fairfield Town Clerk
25 North Rd.
PO Box 5
Fairfield, VT 05455
Phone: (802) 827-3261
Email: info@FairfieldVermont.us
Website: http://www.fairfieldvermont.us/wordpress/


St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

Bent Northrop Memorial Library
164 Park St.
Fairfield, VT 05455
Phone: (802) 827-3945
Email: bnmllibrarian@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bentnorthrop.org/


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