Salisbury, Vermont

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Brief History

Salisbury was chartered on November 3, 1761. It seems that little or no interest was felt by the original grantees in clearing and settling the territory of Salisbury. In 1774, however, a gratuity of 200 acres, in addition to his original share, was offered to any person who would become an actual settler. This had the effect of beginning permanent settlements in the town.   [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

  • History of Salisbury, Vermont : with a memoir of the author, John Moseley Weeks - view digital version of book online.
  • Salisbury--from birth to bicentennial, by Max P Petersen (1976) - 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 Salisbury is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories

Maps

1871 map of Salisbury Township

Cemeteries

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

  • Holman Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Salisbury Village Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • West Salisbury Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1786-1858, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Salisbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1786-1859.

Salisbury Town Clerk
25 Schoolhouse Rd
Salisbury, VT
Phone: (802) 352-4228
Website: http://townofsalisbury.org/

Newspapers

Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

Salisbury Free Public Library
918 Maple Street
Salisbury, VT 05769
Phone: (802)458-0747
Website

References

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