Westmore was chartered on August 17, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. Originally named Westford, which confused everyone, becuase there had been a Westford in Chittenden County since Benning Wentworth granted it in 1763. Nobody has ever been able to come up with any explanation as to why the duplicate name was used in the first place, nor why it took six years for the error to be corrected by changing the name to Westmore.
Hilly, even mountainous, Westmore never attracted many settlers, with 1880 being the big census year with 485 residents. The town contains one unincorporated village clustered around Lake Willoughby. The population was 350 at the 2010 US census.  
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
Westmore, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1863-1867, can be found on FamilySearch.
Westmore,Vermont Land Records,1853 to 1907, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)
Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Westmore. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.
- Lakeview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Westmore Town Clerk
54 Hinton Hill Road
Orleans, VT 05860
Phone: (802) 525-3007
Libraries and Historical Societies
Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.
- Westmore, Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/westmore.html#about
- Westmore, Vermont - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/OrleansWestmore.html