Woodford, Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Woodford was chartered on the 6th of March, 1753. Due to the French and Indian Wars, it was not settled within the required five years and was re-granted August 12, 1762. The town organization was not effected earlier than February, 1789. Woodford ranks with the more mountainous towns of the county, being situate almost wholly within the main range of the Green Mountain chain and is the highest-altitude village in the state. [1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Woodford is Bennington.
Bennington Probate Division
207 South St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 447-2705

Miltary Records[edit | edit source]

Woodford, enrolled militia, 1861-1867, records are available online at FamilySearch.

City Directories[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of the 1913 and 1915  Woodford City Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Woodford City Cemetery Inscriptions

Churches[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Woodford Town Clerks Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1858-1994; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, ca. 1800-1994, Land records, 1792-1903; index to land records, 1792-1950, and Attachments of property, 1855-1880.

Woodford Town Office
1391 Vermont Rte. 9
Woodford, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 442-4895
Email: info@woodfordvt.org
Website: http://woodfordvt.org/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Bennington Banner Newspaper

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Woodford, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonWoodford.html
  2. Woodford Town Information, Virtual Vermont, http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/woodford.html#about

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