Middlebury was chartered on November 2, 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. It is the Shire Town and largest community in Addison county with a population of approximately 8,500.
Middlebury is also home to the internationally recognized Middlebury College which was founded in 1800. Its original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. In 1883, it became one of the first formerly all-male schools in New England to admit women  
History of the Town of Middlebury: In the Country of Addison, Vermont (1859), by Samuel Swift - view digital copy of book online.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Middlebury is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Middlebury. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Addison County, website at this link.
- Case Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
- Foote Street Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
- Middlebury Cemetery (also known as West Cemetery) - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
- Old Town Cemetery (also known as Hammond Cemetery, Old Middlebury Cemetery) inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Prospect Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
- Saint Marys Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find a Grave site.
- Seeley Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Washington Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Marriages, 1814-1839, performed by missionaries of the Baptist Church in western Vermont and central New York are on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.
- Records of the town of Middlebury, Vermont : from its beginning, to and including the year 1820 are on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1806-2002, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Middlebury Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, 1806-1866, 1901, Land records, deeds, mortgages 1786-1916, and County records including deeds of Middlebury, Vermont, 1784-1870; index to deeds, 1774-1926.
Middlebury Town Clerk
4 Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Phone: (802) 388-8100
Libraries and Historical Societies
Ilsley Public Library
75 Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-4095
- Middlebury, VT History http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/middlebury.html#about
- History of the Town of Middlebury, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/AddisonMiddlebury.html