Thetford, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Orange Gotoarrow.png Thetford

Brief History

Thetford was granted its charter on August 12, 1761. The town consists of six villages; East Thetford, North Thetford, Thetford Hill, Thetford Center, Rices Mills and Post Mills. The town office is in Thetford Center. Thetford has an unusual distinction: the six different post offices established there are all still in service. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Thetford is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories

Maps

1877 map of Thetford

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1743-1974, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Thetford Land Records, 1850-1913, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Thetford Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1778-1850, Index to deeds, 1778-1871.

Thetford Town Clerk
PO Box 126
3910 VT Route 113
Thetford, VT 05075
Phone: (802) 785-2922, Ext 10
Email: townclerk@thetfordvermont.us
Website: http://www.thetfordvermont.us/

Newspapers

The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies

Lathem Memorial Library
16 Library Rd.
P.O. Box 240
Thetford, VT 05074
Phone:(802) 785-4361
Website: http://thetfordlibrary.org/

George Peabody Library
7922 VT Route 113 (Junction of Routes 113 and 244)
P.O. Box 190
Post Mills, VT 05058
Phone: (802) 333-9724
Website: http://thetfordlibrary.org/

Thetford Historical Society
16 Library Rd.
Thetford, VT 05074
Phone:(802) 785-2068

References

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