Westfield, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Orleans Gotoarrow.png Westfield

Brief History

Westfield was chartered on May 15, 1780 by the Vermont Legislature. It is the least densely populated town in the county of Orleans. The town was named after Rhode Island general and politician, William West, a supporter of Vermont statehood. The population was 536 at the 2010 US census.  [1]   [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Land Records

Westfield,Vermont Land Records,1850 to 1905, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

Probate Records

Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records

City Directories

1884 Westfield Town Directory

Maps

1878 map of Westfield

Cemeteries

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

  • North Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Westfield Association Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records

Westfield, Vermont, Records (from original registers) - Excerpts from birth, marriage, and death records of the Miller and related families in Westfield, Vermont mostly from the 1800s. View this document online.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1800 -1872, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Westfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Westfield, Vermont town records : births, deaths and marriages to 1860, and Deeds, 1805-1850; index to deeds, 1805-1900.

Westfield Town Clerk
38 School St.
Westfield, VT 05874
Phone: (802) 744-2484
Email: townofwestfield@comcast.net

Newspapers

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies

Hitchock Memorial Library
1252 Vermont 100
Westfield, VT 05874
Phone: (802) 744-8258

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

References

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