Proctor, Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Proctor was chartered on November 18, 1886. Proctor is self-styled as "The Marble Capital of the United States," and rightly so. In fact, marble brought the town into being. The Vermont Marble Company was formed in 1880. The president of the new company was Redfield Proctor (1831-1908).

The Redfield Proctors made their home in Sutherland Falls, a village which was half in Rutland and half in Pittsford. In 1882 the name of the village was changed to Proctor, in Redfield's honor. In 1886 the town of Proctor was created around the village by taking about 2,000 acres from each of the two towns.[1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to to find published materials for this town.

History of the Marble Bridge online

History of the Proctor YMCA and Sutherland Club online

Marble online

Collection of present day Proctor photos

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Proctor kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Proctor 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 Proctor is Rutland.

Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories
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FamilySearch Library Catalog

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Proctor. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link

  • Ricerside Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • St. Dominic Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • South Street Cemetery (aka Proctor Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

1. St. Dominics Church
    45 South St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 459-2221

2. St. Pauls Lutheran Church
    6 Gibbs St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 265-2728

3. Union Church of Proctor
    5 Church St
    Proctor, VT 05765
    (802) 459-3624

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records in the Proctor Town Hall for the years 1866-1980.

Town of Proctor
45 Main St
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-3333
Proctor Town website

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Proctor Public Library
4 Main St.
Proctor, VT 05765
(802) 459-3539

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  1. About Proctor, Vermont;
  2. Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, Esther Munroe Swift, Published by S. Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vt., 1977.

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