Rutland City, Rutland County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Original Town of Rutland was chartered in 1761 and was later divided into the Town of Proctor, the Town of West Rutland and the City of Rutland. At the same time Proctor and West Rutland were created, the village of Rutland was incorporated to give it partly independent status. Six years later, it was made a wholly independent city and Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont's third city on November 18, 1892.

Today the City of Rutland is a shire town and the county seat of Rutland County. [1]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

High School Yearbooks - courtesy of the Rutland Historical Society

Town Histories 
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  • Rutland in Retrospect, West, Robert Edward; White, Robert T.; Rutland Historical Society (Vt.), Published by Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, 1978. Find a copy in a library.
  • The Vermont State Fair takes place in Rutland VT.  The History of the Fair Since 1846 is online

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

City Directories[edit | edit source]

City of Rutland directories for the year range of 1867 through 1986 can be found on the Rutland Historical Society Website at this link.

The FamilySearch Library Catalog has several microfilms of Rutland City Directories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Calvary Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Evergreen Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Garve site.
  • Grace Congregational Church Memorial Garden - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • House of Correction Cemetery - inscriptions at Find a Grave site.
  • North Main Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rutland Poor Farm Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Josephs Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • The Church Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Trinity Episcapol Church Memorial Garden - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Street Catholic Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

First Baptist Church
81 Center St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 773-8010

Green Mountain Missionary Baptist Church
98 Killington Ave.
Rutland, VT 05701

Catholic[edit | edit source]

Christ The King Roman Catholic Church
66 S Main St Rutland, VT 05701‎
Phone: (802) 773-8992

Immaculate Heart-Mary Church
18 Lincoln Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-0845

St Peter Catholic Church
134 Convent Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-1994

Baptism repertoire : Immaculate Heart of Mary plus records from 'Sacred Heart' and 'our Mother of Sorrows' Catholic Church, Rutland, Vermont 1869-1939, by the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society.(1020) - find this book in a library.

Congregational[edit | edit source]

Grace Congregational Church
8 Court St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-4301

East Parish Congregation Church Records (1797-1870)

Episcopal[edit | edit source]

Church of the Good Sheperd
1 Hillside rd.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 773-9659

Trinity Episcopal Church (Rutland, Vermont) Records, 1817-1928, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Messiah Lutheran Church
42 Woodstock Ave.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-0231

Methodist[edit | edit source]

United Methodist Church
17 Williams St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 773-2460

Seven Day Adventist[edit | edit source]

Rutland Seven Day Adventist Church
158 Stratton Rd
Rutlalnd, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 775-3178

City Records
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Vital records (birth, death, marriage, and naturalization) can be obtained from the Rutland City Clerks Office online.

Rutland City Clerk
PO Box 969
Rutland, VT 05702

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Rutland Free Library
10 Court St.
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone:(802) 773-1860

The Rutland Historical Society was founded in 1969 to serve the original town of Rutland which includes the present towns of Proctor, Rutland Town, West Rutland and the City of Rutland.

Rutland Historical Society Inc.
96 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701-4023
Phone: (802) 775-2006
Email -

Websites[edit | edit source]

Rutland Genealogy and Research

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rutland Historical Society,


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