West Windsor, Vermont

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Brief History

West Windsor originally was the West Parish of Windsor.  In 1793, the Vermont Legislature created two "parishes" within Windsor, and in 1814 made the parishes separate entities each with representation in the Legislature. The following year the two were reunited. The two were again separated in 1848, with West Windsor getting more than half the acreage and about a third of the population.  Since that time they have remained two distinct townships.[1][2][3]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

The heritage of West Windsor, by Erla Bear Scull - Find this book in a library.

Parish and town : the history of Wast Windsor, Vermont, by Mary Beardsley Fenn - 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 West Windsor is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories

Maps

Modern day map of West Windsor

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day West Windsor. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windsor County, website at this link.

Churches

Town Records

Digital images of West Windsor Town records 1732-2005 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the West Windsor Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1857-1997Land records, 1815-1816, 1849-1907; general index to land records, 1849-1943, and Parish meetings of West Parish, Windsor, Vermont, 1790-1849.

Town of West Windsor
Mailing Address: PO Box 6
Physical Address: 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road
Brownsville, VT 05037
Phone: 802-484-7212
Email: town.of.west.windsor@valley.net
Website: http://www.westwindsorvt.govoffice2.com/

Newspapers

The Vermont Standard

Libraries and Historical Societies

West Windsor Historical Society
P.O. Box 12
Brownsville, VT 05037
Phone: (802) 484-3336 for Historic Records
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestWindsorHistoricalSociety

References

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