Troy, 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]

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Troy was chartered in October 28, 1801 by the Vermont Legislature. When the Legislature combined Averys Grant and Kellys Grant into a single town in 1801, it was called Missisquoi, after the river which runs through it. 

Some of the stakes which mark the US/Canada border were made of Troy Iron, smelted in the tiny village of Troy Furnace, so named for the iron smelting furnace built there in the 1830's to process the ore mined just east of the Missisquoi River. Despite the high quality of the iron, the business was never profitable: several companies failed financially in the effort.

Troy contains two villages: the unincorporated village of Troy, and the incorporated village of North Troy. The population at the 2010 US Census was 1662.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Memories of the early days in the town of Troy, Vermont, by Anne Huckins Butterfield (1977) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Land Records
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Troy,Vermont Land Records,1854 to 1900, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

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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City Directories
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1884 North Troy and Troy Town Directories

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1878 map of Troy Town North

1878 map of Troy, Troy Town South

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Troy. 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, 1802 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Troy Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1806-1854.

Troy Town Clerk
142 Main St.
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-2663

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Newport Daily Express

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Rand Memorial Library
160 Railroad Street
PO BOX 509
North Troy, Vermont 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4741

Missisquoi Valley Historical Society
Main Street
PO Box 237
North Troy, VT 05859
Phone: (802) 988-4656

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

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