Tunbridge, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Orange Gotoarrow.png Tunbridge

Brief History

Tunbridge was granted its charter on September 3, 1761. The town consists of three village centers; North Tunbridge (also known locally as "Blood Village"), Tunbridge Village ("Market") and South Tunbridge ("Jigger").

The town is home to the Tunbridge World's Fair, once of such sleazy reputation that parents ordered their children to stay away. The fair has cleaned up its act of late, and over the past several years has become one of THE annual events to attend in Vermont.  [1] [2] [3]

Historical Data

Town Histories

On the beginnings of Tunbridge, by Robert O'Brien (1961) - 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 Tunbridge is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories

Maps

1877 map of Tunbridge

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Congregational Church (Tunbridge, Vermont) Records, 1792-1864 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Order film online.

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1868-1979, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Tunbridge Land Records, 1851-1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Tunbridge Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1868-1997; indexes to births, deaths, and marriages, 1857-1912, Deeds and town records, 1761-1787, and Deeds, 1780-1852; index to deeds, 1780-1916.

Town Clerk
271 Vermont Rte. 110
P.O. Box 6
Tunbridge, VT 05077
Phone: (802) 889-5521
Website: http://www.tunbridgevt.com/

Newspapers

The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies

Tunbridge Public Library
289 Vermont Rt 110
PO Box 9
Tunbridge, VT 05077
Phone: (802) 889-9404
Email: letsread@tunbridgelibrary.org
Website: http://www.tunbridgelibrary.org/

References

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