Lowell, Orleans County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town originally belonged to Chittenden County. It was granted March 5, 1787, and chartered on February 7, 1791 by Gov. Thosmas Chittenden, to John Kelley, Esq., of New York, from whom it received its original name-Kelleyvale. The town name was altered to Lowell on Nov. 1, 1831.

During the first half of the nineteenth century, the population inflow was predominantly from other states of the US. In the second half the new arrivals were more often foreign-born - from Ireland and from French-speaking Canada. By 1870 the population was 944 and it reached its peak in 1890 when it stood at 1,178. The population at the 2010 US Census was 879.  [1]  [2]  [3] [4]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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History of Lowell, Vermont

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Probate Records
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Orleans Probate Division
247 Main Street
Newport, VT · 05855
Phone: (802) 334-3305

Church Records
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Congregational Church of Christ Records, 1816-1880 - are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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1884 Lowell Business Directory - (Rootsweb)

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1878 map of Lowell

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Lowell. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Orleans County, website at this link.  

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1805 -1865, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Lowell Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records of Lowell, Vermont, 1857-Sept. 2000, and Land records (Lowell, Vermont), 1812-1903.

Lowell Town Clerk
2170 VT Route 100
Lowell, VT 05847
Phone: (802) 744-6559
Email: kclinger@lowelltown.org

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Lowell Community Library
Vermont Route 100
PO Box 189
Lowell, VT 05847
Phone: (802) 744-2447

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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