Guilford, Vermont

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Brief History

The Town of Guilford was chartered on April 2, 1754 by Benning Wentworth, the Governor of New Hampshire. After a second charter in 1764, the landowners of Guilford made many attractive proposals to potential settlers of Guilford, making the town have a rapid growth in the earlier days.  [1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Official history of Guilford, Vermont, 1678-1961 : with genealogies and biographical sketches - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Guilford is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St, Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Guilford

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Guilford. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.

  • Baker Cemetery - inscriptions at Find a Grave site.
  • Blanchard Cemetery (aka Old North Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Carpenter Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Christ Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Franklin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Groll Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Guilford Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lee Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Maplehurst Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Stark Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Weatherhead Hollow Cemtery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Guilford Cemetery (aka Hinesburg Cemetery, West Guilford Baptist Church Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Wilkens Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Safe thus far : a history of the Guilford Congregational Church in Guilford, Vermont, 1767-1997, by Larrimore C. Crockett (1999) - find this book in a library.

Guilford, Vermont church records, 1793-1802 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. This film contains Contains baptisms (1793-1802), marriages and deaths (1793-1796).

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1770-1952, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Guilford Town Clerk's Office. These include  Deeds, 1754-1851; index to deeds, 1770-1950.

Guilford Town Office
236 School Rd
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 254-6857
Website: http://www.guilfordvt.net/

Newspapers

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies

Guilford Historical Society
236 School Road
Guilford VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-0147
Email: pulpitfm@verizon.net
Website: http://guilfordhistorical.org/

Guilford Free Library
4024 Guilford Center Road
Guilford, VT 05301
Phone: 802-257-4603
Email: guilford_pl@vals.state.vt.us
Website: http://www.sover.net/~wilken/guilfordlibrary/

References

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