Maidstone was chartered on October 12, 1761. Despite Hamilton Child's enthusiastic comment in his 1887 Gazetter that "probably no town in the state has more valuable bottom lands [for farming] than Maidstone," the town never attracted many residents. Its top population was reached with just under 300 at the time of the Civil War, and the number has declined ever since. The population at the 2010 US Census was 208.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Maidstone is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Maidstone. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Essex County, website at this link.
- McDade Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Taylor Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Webb Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Maidstone Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, Maidstone, Vermont, 1796-2000, and Deeds and land records, 1788-1905; index, 1788-1932.
Maidstone Town Office
508 Vermont Route 102
Maidstone, VT 05905
Mailing Address: PO Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905
Phone: (802) 676-3210
Libraries and Historical Societies
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- About Maidstone, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/maidstone.html#about
- Maidstone, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/EssexMaidstone.html