Winhall, Vermont

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Bennington Gotoarrow.png Winhall

Brief History

Winhall was chartered on September 15, 1761. The village at the junction of Routes 100 and 30 became known as Bondville in 1888, when an post office was opened there and which remains the only post office in Winhall, and better known than the town itself. The village and post office are named for the first postmaster. [1][2]

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

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Winhall is Manchester.
Manchester Probate Court
P.O. Box 446
Manchester, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 362-1410

Military Records

Winhall, enrolled militia, 1863 records are available online at FamilySearch.

City Directories

Maps

1856 map of Winhall

Cemeteries

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

  • Bondville Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Gale Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lightfoot Cemetery - inscriptions a Find A Grave site.
  • Middleton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site. 
  • Winhall Hollow Cemetery (aka School House Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

1. First Baptist Church
    Bonnet & Main Streets
    Bondville, VT 05340
    Phone: (802) 362-1555

Town Records

Digital images of Winhall Town records, 1850-2005, are available online at FamilySearch.

Digital images of Winhall Births with index, Marriages with index, and Deaths with index, 1857-1976, vol 1-2, are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winhall Town Clerks Office which include Land records, 1796-1924; general indexes to land records, 1796-1973.

Winhall Town Clerk
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 389 Bondville, VT 05340
Physical Address: 3 River Road Bondville, VT 05340
Phone: (802) 297-2122
Email: winclerk@comcast.net
Website: http://www.winhall.org/

Newspapers

Manchester Journal

Libraries and Historical Societies

Winhall Memorial Library
2 Lower Taylor Hill Rd.
Bondville, VT 05340
Phoner: (802) 297-9741

Winhall Museum
River Road
Mailing Address: PO Box 607
Bondville, VT 05340
Phone: (802) 297-2459
This is the local museum and archives for the area.

References

  1. History of the Town of Windhall, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/BenningtonWinhall.html
  2. Windhall Town Information, Virtual Vermont, http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/winhall.html

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