Fairlee, Vermont

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Brief History

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.[1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

The town under the cliff; a history of Fairlee, Vermont, by Philip G. Robinson (1957) - view digital version of book online.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Fairlee is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories


1877 map of West Fairlee and Fairlee


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.  


Town Records.

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
Phone:(802) 333-4363
Email: townclerk@fairleevt.org
Website: http://www.fairleevt.org/


The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies

Fairlee Public Library
221 Route 5 N
P.O. Box 125
Fairlee VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4716
Email: fairlee.library@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fairleelibrary.com/

Fairlee Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Fairlee, VT 05045
Phone: (802) 333-4363
Website: http://www.fairleevt.org/?page_id=288


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