Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Franklin County

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
P O Box 808
Church Street, St. Albans, VT 05478
Mailing Address: PO Box 808, Saint Albans , VT 05478
802-524-2739, 802-524-3863
Fax: 802-524-7996

County clerk has divorce and court records from 1900; town clerks have birth, marriage, death, burial and land; probate judge has probate records.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Bakersfield 1791,
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Franklin County, Vermont
Berkshire 1781,
Enosburg 1780,
Fairfax 1763,
Fairfield 1763,
Fletcher 1781,
Franklin 1789,
Georgia 1763,
Highgate 1763,
Montgomery 1789,
Richford 1780,
Sheldon 1763,
Swanton 1763,
St. Albans 1763[1]

Quick Facts

Parent County

Boundary Changes

9 November 1802, Grand Isle County set off.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns and City:

Extinct Town:   • Smithfield

Villages:   • Enosburg Falls   • Swanton

Neighboring Counties

Chittenden | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Orleans | Quebec counties: Brome | Missisquoi


Archives and Libraries


Church Records

Court records


Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Franklin County for European settlers included:[2]

Military Records


Probate Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Franklin County Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 698. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 847-61.