Washington was granted its charter on August 8, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. Like Essex in Chittenden County and Chittenden in Rutland County, Washington is not in the county of the same name. With nothing to contradict, it has alway been assumed to have been named for George Washington, as were all other so-named places in the US. The townof Washington had a population of 1,039 at the 2010 US Census.  
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Washington is Orange.
Orange Probate Court
5 Court St
Chelsea VT 05038
Phone: (802) 685-4610
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Washington. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orange County, website at this link.
- Bohonon-Weedon Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Cheney Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Fish Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Maple Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- South Washington Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1866-1895, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Washington Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1793-1877; index to deeds, 1793-1949, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997, and Town records, 1769-1895; index to marriages, 1783-1857.
2895 Vermont 110
Washington, VT 05675
Phone: (802) 883-2218
Libraries and Historical Societies
2964 Vermont 110
Phone: (802) 883-2343
Washington Historical Society
- About Washington, VT - Virtual VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/washington.html#about
- History of Washington, VT http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrangeWashington.html