Vershire, Vermont

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Brief History

Vershire was granted its charter on August 3, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  The commonly accepted explanation for the current name is that it was coined by the Legislature, combining VER(mont) and (New Hamp)SHIRE. The name was changed to Ely in 1878 (see The Ely War), and back to Vershire in 1882.  [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vershire Historical Society, Vershire Historical Society (1981) - 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 Vershire is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610

City Directories


1877 map of Vershire


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


Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1765-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Vershire Land Records, 1880-1921, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Vershire Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1791-1853; index to deeds, 1791-1875.

Town Clerk's Office
6894 Vermont 113
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: 802-685-2227


The Herald of Randolph

Valley News

Libraries and Historical Societies

Vershire Community Library
Vermont 113, P.O. Box 112
Vershire, VT 05079
Phone: (802) 685-9982


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