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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Vermont|Vermont]] > Windham County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Windham County'''  
  
[[Image:Vt-windham.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Windham County]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Windham-County-Vermont-Courts.htm Windham County Courthouse ]<br>Mailing Address: P.O. Box 207, Newfane, VT 05345-0207 <br>Phone: 802-365-7979 <br>Fax: 802-365-4360
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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
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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<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Windham County, Vermont. Page 699 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 22 February 1781 from [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
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*Jamaica  
 
*Jamaica  
 
*Londonderry  
 
*Londonderry  
*[[Marlboro,_Vermont|Marlboro]]  
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*Newfane  
 
*Newfane  
 
*Putney  
 
*Putney  
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*[[Townshend, Vermont|Townshend]]
 
*Vernon  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
Cemeteries  
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==== Cemeteries ====
 
 
Please refer to populated places for information about the cemeteries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cemeteries of Brattleboro, Vermont and West Brattleboro, Vermont
 
by Peter K. Bellville
 
 
 
peterbellville@comcast.net
 
 
 
 
 
Brattleboro Area Jewish Community
 
Unitarian Church, South Street phone 802-257-1959
 
Morningside Cemetery
 
contact Norma Shakun
 
HC 63, Box 18
 
Williamsville, VT 05362
 
phone 802-348-7856
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Locust Ridge Cemetery
 
contact Butch Thomas
 
C/O Locust Ridge Association
 
P.O. Box 8314
 
Brattleboro, VT 05304
 
phone 802-254-2041
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery
 
Rick Sherman, president and treasurer
 
32 Hillwinds, phone 802-254-9392
 
contact Harold and Andrea Mitchell
 
36 Yorkshire Cir.
 
Brattleboro, VT 05301
 
phone 802-257-0712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery
 
contact Fran Duggan
 
47 Walnut St.
 
Brattleboro, VT 05301
 
phone 802-257-5101
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W Brattleboro Mather Cemetery
 
contact Edna Fletcher
 
525 Sunset Lake
 
Brattleboro, VT 05301
 
phone 802-254-2583
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cemeteries maintained by the town of Brattleboro Vermont:
 
Morningside Cemetery
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery
 
Barrows Cemetery a.k.a. Winchester Cemetery
 
Hamilton Cemetery a.k.a. Carpenter Cemetery
 
Glen Cemetery
 
 
 
source: printed sheet of cemeteries and caretakers from town clerk's office Brattleboro Vermont.
 
 
 
  
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*[http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries%20of%20VT/windham.htm#top List of Windham County Cemeteries&nbsp;]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery is located at N 42° 50.7818 ' and W 72° 33.3845 ' off of S. Main St. in Brattleboro Vermont.
 
 
 
Morningside Cemetery entrance is located off S. Main St. in Brattleboro Vermont at N 42° 50.6355 ' and W 72° 33.4133 '.
 
 
 
St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church entrance is located off White Birch Ave., N 42° 50.50 819 ' and W 72° 33.4936 '.
 
 
 
Jewish Community Cemetery is located within Morningside Cemetery at N 42° 50.4202 ' and W 72° 33.2529 '. Saul Bellows is found here.
 
 
 
Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery is located off Orchard Street at N 42° 51.8406 ' and W 72° 35.5488 '.
 
 
 
Locust Ridge Cemetery is located off Black Mountain Road at N 42° 52.9167 ' and W 72° 33.6667 '. A local VFW unit has many veterens here.
 
 
 
Glen Cemetery is located off Glen Street in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.3396 ' and W 72° 36.0202 '.
 
 
 
Mather Cemetery is located off Mather Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.0908 ' and W 72° 36.6085 '.
 
 
 
Barrows or Winchester Cemetery is located off Ames Hill Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.0202 ' and W 72° 40.4078 '.
 
 
 
Hamilton or Carpenter Cemetery is located off Hamilton Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 52.6167 ' and W 72° 39.80 340 '.
 
 
 
Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery, which is not listed as being maintained by the town of Brattleboro, is located at N 42° 51.5599 ' and W 72° 33.8531 '. The Brattleboro Retreat is a private institution for the mentally ill.
 
 
 
Also not listed was a cemetery located on Fox Road in W Brattleboro at N 42° 51.3573 ' and W 72° 41.1880 '. Google maps indicated this as King Cemetery.  
 
 
 
All the above cemeteries seemed well-maintained. Many of the headstones in the Brattleboro Retreat Cemetery were damaged.  
 
 
 
Source: GPS readings by the author.
 
 
 
 
 
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The above list of cemeteries was meant to be all-inclusive for Brattleboro and W Brattleboro. However, the author knows of a private plot that seems to no longer exist. Also, Google maps indicated a Dalem Cemetery which I was unable to locate. Other private cemeteries may exist in the area.
 
 
 
Many other cemeteries exist in bordering communities. For instance, in Guilford there is Christ Church Cemetery, and Guilford Center Cemetery. The Vernon area includes the following cemeteries: Billings, Groll, Baker, Tyler, Maplehurst, and N Cemetery. This list is not all-inclusive and the cemeteries were not visited.
 
 
 
Peter K. Bellville
 
  
 
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) covering local news that included Windham County residents.<br>
  
 
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*'''Marlboro District''' - Brattleboro, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Somerset, Stratton, Vernon, Wardsboro, Whitingham and Wilmington.  
 
*'''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.
 
*'''Westminster District''' - Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Jamaica, Londonderry, Putney, Rockingham (including Bellows Falls), Townshend, Westminster and Windham.
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Vermont, Windham County, Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Vermont, Windham County Westminster District Probates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183919&subject_disp=Vermont%2C+Windham&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
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*{{FHL|Vermont%2C+Windham|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Windham County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtwindha/ The Windham County VTGenWeb Project], an member of [[VTGenWeb|The VTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/windham.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Windham County
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Revision as of 00:40, 15 March 2013

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

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Online Records


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[1]

History

Parent County

Created 22 February 1781 from Bennington County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns:

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

Villages:

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

Communities:

  • Algiers

Neighboring Counties

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Windham 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