Sandgate, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Bennington Gotoarrow.png Sandgate

Brief History

Sandgate's charter was granted August 11, 1761, by Benning Wentworth, Governor of the Province of New Hampshire, the same year as its neighboring towns of Arlington, Manchester, and Rupert. Settlement of Sandgate did not commence until some ten or more years after its charter was granted. [1]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

Story of Sandgate, Irma Renner, 1761-1961 Bicentennial edition.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Sandgate is Manchester.
Manchester Probate Court
P.O. Box 446
Manchester, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 362-1410

City Directories


1856 Map of Sandgate


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

Sandgate VT Cemeteries - short description of cemeteries located in Sandgate, VT


The first church built in Sandgate was the Congregartional Church - Congregational Church History

Records of the Congregational Church of Sandgate, in the town of Sandgate, Bennington County, VT.

Congregational Church Marriage Records from May 1784 through February 1805.

Town Records

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Sandgate Town Clerks Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1994, Records of attachments on land, 1852-1891, and Land records, 1775-1900.

Sandgate Town Hall
3266 Sandgate Road
Sandgate, VT 05250
Phone: (802) 375-9075


The Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies


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