Granby was chartered on October 10, 1761. The town got off to a slow start, and after 1816, the Year Without A Summer, the population shrank so much that the town gave up its incorporation. Reorganized and re-incorporated in 1822, it grew to just under 400 residents in 1890, down to 52 in 1970. The population at the 2010 US Census was 88.
Though it was never more than a few buildings grouped around some sawmills, the hamlet of Stevens Mills was a railroad stopping point, and appeared on most maps throughout the first part of the 20th century.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Granby is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Granby. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Essex County, website at this link.
- Appleton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Ganby Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1791 -1971, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Granby Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records index (Graby, Vermont), 1821-2001, Death records and burial permits (Granby, Vermont), 1972-1988, and Land records (Granby, Vermont), 1779-1905, 1919.
Granby Town Clerk's Office
9005 Granby Road
P.O. Box 56
Granby, VT 05840
Phone: (802) 328-3611
Libraries and Historical Societies
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- About Granby, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/granby.html#about
- Granby, Vermont - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granby,_Vermont
- Granby, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/EssexGranby.html