Ludlow, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Windsor Gotoarrow.png Ludlow

Brief History

The town of Ludlow was chartered by New Hampshire on September 16, 1761. Settlement of the town did not begin until 1783-84.

Ludlow Woolen Mills is a prominent feature of the Ludlow and its history. The mill was first built for woolen manufacture in 1834. By 1885 it was known as the "Ludlow Woolen Company" and included sections for spinning, carding, weaving, dressing, finishing and dyeing wool.

Black River Academy was chartered in Ludlow in 1835 and operated as a school, serving as the Town of Ludlow's public high school until 1938, when a new school was built. It now houses the Black River Academy Museum and Historical Society, a museum of local history.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Ludlow, Vermont (1949), by Joseph N. Harris -  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 Ludlow is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories


1869 map of Ludlow area.

1869 map of the Town of Ludlow.


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


1. Church of the Annunciation
    7 Depot St.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-3451

2. Ludlow Baptist Church
    99 Main Street
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-7600

3. Tyson Congregational Church
    39 Dublin Rd.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-5114

4. United Church of Ludlow
    48 Pleasant St.
    Ludlow, VT 05149
    Phone: (802) 228-4211

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Ludlow Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1792-1851; index to deeds, 1792-1903, Proprietors records, 1761-1809, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1754-1995.

Town & Village of Ludlow
PO Box 359
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone: (802) 228-2841


Rutland Herald Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies

Fletcher Memorial Library
88 Main St
Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone:(802) 228-8921


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