Newfane, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The town was originally chartered on June 19, 1753. The town was granted as Fane (spelled both Faine and Fane in the Grant), but the French and Indian War prevented the first town meeting from taking place within the required five years. In 1772 the governor granted the name change to New Fane, and the first town meeting was held in May of 1774. The village was renamed as Newfane in 1882. 
Historical Data[edit | edit source]
Town Histories[edit | edit source]
Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.
- Historic Newfane village : the houses and the people, by Robert L. Crowell (1989) - find this book in a library.
- Centennial proceedings and other historical facts and incidents relating to Newfane : the county seat of Windham County, Vermont, 1774-1874, by Newfane Town Clerk - view a digital version of this book online free of charge. Digital version is also viewable at FamilySearch.
- Bi-centennial : a new fane in the second century, Vermont, 1774-1974, by Robert C Kain (1974) - find this book in a library.
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
The town of Newfane kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Newfane kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
The probate district for Newfane is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898
City Directories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Newfane. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this link.
- Betterley Cemetery (aka Lost Mile Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Holland Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Newfane Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Newfane Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Parish Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Riverside Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Garve site.
- South Newfane-Branch Road Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Wardsboro Road Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Wheeler Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Williamsville Cemetery - inscriptins at Find A Grave site.
- Woodlawn Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Churches[edit | edit source]
1. First Congregational Church of Newfane
PO Box 27
Newfane VT 05345
Phone: (802) 365-4079
Town Records[edit | edit source]
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1761-1926, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Newfane Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1782-1907; with general index, and Records of marriages, births, and deaths (1761-1994) and burial transmit permits (1989-2002).
Newfane Town Office
555 VT Route 30
P.O. Box 36
Newfane VT 05345
Phone: (802) 365-7772
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]
Historical Society of Windham County
Vermont Rte 30
P.O. Box 246
Newfane, VT 05345
Phone: (802) 365-4148
Moore Free Library
23 West Street
PO Box 208
Newfane, Vermont 05345
Phone: (802) 365-7948
References[edit | edit source]
- About Newfane, VT http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/newfane.html#about
- History of the Town of Newfane, VT, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WindhamNewfane.html