Royalton, Vermont

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Brief History

Royalton was originally chartered on November 23, 1769, by King George III through the Royal Lieutenant Governor of New York. The town was re-chartered by the Independent Republic of Vermont on December 20, 1781.

The earliest public record in Royalton is in the Proprietors’ Records and is dated February 1781. Records dating prior to 1780 were destroyed in the Royalton Raid.[1][2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

History of Royalton, Vermont, with family genealogies, 1769-1911, by Mary Evelyn Wood Lovejoy - Book is available online.

Royalton, Vermont, by Hope Nash - 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 Royalton is Hartford.
Hartford Probate Court
62 Pleasant Street
PO Box 275
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-1503

City Directories


Map of modern Royalton.

The Family History Library has microfilm of Plat maps and surveys of Royalton, Vermont, 1969-1974. Order film online.


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

  • Dewey Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Howe-Hickey Cemetery (aka Hickey Cemetery, Howe Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Metcalf Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • North Royalton Cemetery- inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Perrin Family Cemetery #1 - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
South Royalton


1. First Congregational Church of Royalton
4226 Vermont Route 14
PO Box 804
Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 728-6626

2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
175 LDS Ln.
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7784

3. United Church of South Royalton
P. O. Box 116
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7690

Town Records

Digital images of Royalton Town records 1762-1952 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Royalton Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1784-1916, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1762-1997; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1762-1997 and Town records, 1788-1880.

Royalton Town Clerk
23 Alexander Pl
PO Box 680
South Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-7207


Rutland Herald Newspaper

Valley News

The Herald of Randolph

Libraries and Historical Societies

Royalton Historical Society
4184 VT Route 14
Royalton, VT 05068
Phone: (802) 763-8567

Family History Center - South Royalton
Dairy Hill Road,
South Royalton, VT
Phone: (802) 763-7784

Royalton Memorial Library
23 Alexander Pl.
South Royalton, VT
Phone: (802) 763-7094


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