Fletcher was chartered on August 20, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. Fletcher was granted by the legislature to some of the men who were then holding the most important jobs in Vermont government. Among them was General Samuel Fletcher. Beginning at Bunker Hill, Fletcher seems to have demonstrated a great deal of military prowess, and his rise through the ranks was rapid. In June 1781, two months before the town of Fletcher was chartered, he was made a brigadier general of Vermont militia.
- History of Fletcher, Vermont, by Eleanor Wheeler Ballway - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
Fletcher, Vermont Land Records, 1877-1902, can be found online at FamilySearch (browse only images).
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).
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Fletcher Town. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Franklin County, website at this link.
- Binghamville Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Pioneer Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- River Road Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1787-1867, are available on FamilySearch (browse only imagess).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Fletcher Town Clerk's Office. These include: Vital records of Fletcher, Vermont, 1787-2000,and Land records, 1790-1877; index, 1790-1943.
Fletcher Town Clerk
215 Cambridge Rd.
Cambridge, VT 05444
Phone: (802) 849-6616
Libraries and Historical Societies
- About Fletcher, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/fletcher.html#about
- Fletcher Town, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/FranklinFletcher.html