The town of Fairlee was chartered on September 5, 1761. It was first settled in 1766. Fairlee originally included what is now the town of West Fairlee, which was split off as a separate town in 1797. Fairlee is home to Lake Morey, which claims to have the longest ice skating trail in the United States. 
The town under the cliff; a history of Fairlee, Vermont, by Philip G. Robinson (1957) - view digital version of book online.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Fairlee is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Fairlee. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orange County, website at this link.
- Brushwood Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Fairlee Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- South Fairlee Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1787-1952, can be found on
FamilySearch (browse only images).
Fairlee, land records, 1843-1920, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fairlee Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1998; indexes of births, marriages, deaths, 1776-1998 and Deeds, 1761-1856; index to deeds, 1761-1905.
Fairlee Town Clerk
75 Town Common Rd.
Fairlee, VT 05045
Libraries and Historical Societies
Fairlee Public Library
221 Route 5 N
P.O. Box 125
Fairlee VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4716
Fairlee Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Fairlee, VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4363
- Fairlee, VT History http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlee,_Vermont
- History of Fairlee, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrangeFairlee.html