Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
St. Johnsbury was originally granted in 1760 as part of the New Hampshire Grants and named Bessborough. It was rechartered on November 1, 1786 by the Vermont Legislature and named Dunmore. The town was officially organized in 1790 when it was then named St. Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury (sometimes locally known as "St. Jay") became the shire town (county seat) of Caledonia County, Vermont in 1856. The population was 7,603 at the 2010 census.   
The town of St. Johnsbury, Vt. : a review of one hundred twenty-five years to the anniversary pageant 1912, by Edward T. Fairbanks - view a digital copy of this book online.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for St. Johnsbury is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day St. Johnsbury. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.
- Goss Hollow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Grove Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Mount Calvary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Mount Pleasant Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Saint Johnsbury Center (Old) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Saint Johnsbury Center (New) Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1788 -2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the St. Johnsbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1787-1930; index to land records, 1787-1993.
Town of St. Johnsbury
51 Depot Square, Suite 3
Phone: (802) 748-3926
Libraries and Historical Societies
St Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St.
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-8291
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- St. Johnsbury History - http://www.stjvt.com/
- About St. Johnsbury, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/stjohnsbury.html#about
- St. Johnsbury, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/CaledoniaStJohnsbury.html