Newport City, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Orleans Gotoarrow.png Newport City

Brief History

The town of Newport was chartered on October 30, 1802 by the Vermont Legislature. In 1816, a portion of the town of Salem was annexed and is now part of Newport City.  Newport City is the shire town (county seat) of Orleans County, Vermont.

The railroads brought about a population boom in the late 1800’s. On March 5, 1918, the city of Newport was formed from portions of former villages of Newport  and West Derby.   [1] 

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Military Records

Probate Records

Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records

City Directories

Newport City maps are available for the years of 1916 and 1925.



The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Newport City. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.  

Town Records

Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) can be obtained from the Newport City Clerks Office.

Newport, Vermont City Clerk's Office
222 Main St.
Newport, VT 05855
Phone: (802) 334-2112


The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies

Goodrich Memorial Library
202 Main St, Newport, VT 05855
Phone: (802) 334-7902

Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport Museum
100 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855
Mailing Address: 96 Stagecoach Drive, Newport, VT 05855
Phone: (802) 334-6195
Historical Society Website

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