''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vermont|Vermont]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Wilmington '''''
=== Brief History ===
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Wilmington was originally granted on April 29, 1751, and the town was named for Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington. The town was not settled within the required five-year period, and was re-granted to an entirely different group on June 17, 1764 and named Draper, in honor of either or both John and Richard Draper, the famous Boston printers.</span>
People who settled there apparently didn't like the name, establishing a practice of using the original name very early on. Vermont place names being a rather casual matter in the early days, no official action was ever taken, and the present name is more a matter of custom and usage rather than law. <span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> </span><ref>About Wilmington, VT - Virtual Vermont - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/wilmington.html#about</ref><ref>History of the Town of Wilmington, VT http://
www.rootsweb .ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamWilmington.html</ref ><span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />
=== Historical Data<br> ===
[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/1597626/Wilmington/Windham+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Wilmington]
<span style= "font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5em;">Cemeteries </span>
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Wilmington. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windham County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/windham.htm#top link]. <br>
*Averell Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=
gsr& GScid=103888&CScnty=2951& Find A Grave] site. *Intervale Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page= gsr& GScid=103969&CScnty=2951&CSsr= 21& Find A Grave] site. <br> *Lamb Cemetery *Restland Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page= gsr& GScid=2175022&CScnty=2951&CSsr= 101& Find A Grave] site. <br> *Riverview Cemetery - insrciptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page= gsr& GScid=104231&CScnty=2951&CSsr= 101& Find A Grave] site.<br>
=== Churches<br> ===
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1777-1989, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM5T-4YT%3An387703081%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Wilmington Town Clerk's Office. These include [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1196094
?availability=Family%20History%20Library Death certificates 1989-2002 (Wilmington, Vermont)], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55595 ?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1755-1910; with general index], and [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/656617 ?availability=Family%20History%20Library Records of births, marriages, deaths, 1770-1989; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1755-1994].<br>
Wilmington Town Clerk<br>2 E Main St.<br>Post Office Box 217<br>Wilmington, VT 05363<br>Phone:(802) 464-5836<br>Website: http://wilmingtonvermont.us/