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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[[Image:Windham County Vermont Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;Windham County Courthouse <br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360  
Windham County Courthouse <br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360  
Windham County; PO Box 207; Newfane, VT 05345-0207; Ph. 802.365.7979 Details: (Twn Clks have b, m, d, bur &amp; land rec; Co Clk has div &amp; ct rec from 1825; Pro Judge has pro rec) Towns
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records;<br> County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825; <br>Probate Judge has probate records
<br>Organized Before 1800:<br> Athens 1780,<br> Brattleboro 1753,<br> Brookline 1794,&nbsp;<br>Grafton 1754,<br> Guilford 1754,<br> Halifax 1750,<br> Jamaica 1780,<br> Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br> Newfane 1753,<br> Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br> Woodbury 1781,<br>&nbsp;Westminister 1752,<br> Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<br> www.rootsweb.com/~vtwashin/index.htm <br>
Towns Organized Before 1800:<br>Athens 1780,<br>Brattleboro 1753,<br>Brookline 1794,&nbsp;<br>Grafton 1754,<br>Guilford 1754,<br>Halifax 1750,<br>Jamaica 1780,<br>Londonderry 1780,<br>Marlboro 1751,<br>Newfane 1753,<br>Putney 1753, <br>Rockingham 1752, <br>Townshend 1753,<br>Woodbury 1781,<br>&nbsp;Westminister 1752,<br>Whitingham 1770,<br>Wilmington 1751,<br>Windham 1795<br>www.rootsweb.com/~vtwashin/index.htm <br>

Revision as of 19:15, 4 September 2012

This article is about a county in Vermont. For other uses, see Windham (disambiguation).

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Vermont  Gotoarrow.png  Windham County


County Courthouse

Windham County Courthouse
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207
Phone: 802-365-7979
Fax: 802-365-4360

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records;
County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1825;
Probate Judge has probate records


Towns Organized Before 1800:
Athens 1780,
Brattleboro 1753,
Brookline 1794, 
Grafton 1754,
Guilford 1754,
Halifax 1750,
Jamaica 1780,
Londonderry 1780,
Marlboro 1751,
Newfane 1753,
Putney 1753,
Rockingham 1752,
Townshend 1753,
Woodbury 1781,
 Westminister 1752,
Whitingham 1770,
Wilmington 1751,
Windham 1795


Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places


  • Jamaica
  • Londonderry
  • Marlboro
  • Newfane
  • Putney
  • Rockingham
  • Somerset
  • Stratton
  • Townshend
  • Vernon
  • Wardsboro
  • Westminster
  • Whitingham
  • Wilmington
  • Windham


  • Bellows Falls
  • Jacksonville
  • Newfane
  • North Westminster
  • Saxtons River
  • Westminster


  • Algiers

Neighboring Counties

Bennington | Windsor | Franklin County, Massachusetts | New Hampshire counties: Cheshire | Sullivan



Please refer to populated places for information about the cemeteries.






Local Histories





There are two Windham County Probate Districts

  • Marlboro District - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.
  • Westminster District - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].