Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Rutland County

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Rutland County Courthouse
83 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701-4017
Fax: 802-775-2291

Secretary of State Office, Montpelier has birth, marriage,
and death records 1760-1955 and divorce records 1760-1968;
Town Clerks have land records from 1826; County Clerk has
land records 1779-1826 and court records; Probate Court has
probate records

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Benson 1780,
Brandon 1761,
Castleton 1761,
Chittenden 1780,
Clarendon 1761,
Danby 1761,
Fair Haven 1779,
Hubbardton 1764,
Ira 1781,
Mendon 1781,
Middletown Springs 1784,
Mt. Holly 1792,
Mt. Tabor 1761,
Pawlet 1761,
 Pittsford 1761,
Poultney 1761,
Rutland 1761,
Sherburn 1761,
Shrewsbury 1761,
Sudbury 1763,
Wallingford 1761,
Wells 1761,
West Haven 1792[1]


Parent County

  • Created 22 February 1781 from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities



Extinct Town:

  • Philadelphia[2]


  • Poultney


  • Brandon
  • Fair Haven
  • Wallingford

Neighboring Counties

Addison | Bennington | Windsor | Washington County, New York







Local Histories



Newspapers ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has North Adams, MA newspapers (1895-1977) covering local news that included Rutland County residents.


There are two Rutland County Probate Districts

  • Rutland District - Brandon, Chittenden, Clarenden, Danby, Ira, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly, Mount Tabor, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Rutland, Sherburne, Shrewsbury, Tinmouth, Wallingford and West Rutland.
  • Fair Haven District - Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Pawlet, Poultney, Sudbury, Wells and West Haven.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rutland County, Vermont. Page 699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.