Dover, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Vermont, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Windham Gotoarrow.png Dover

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Dover was originally a township of Wardsborough.  On October 30, 1810, the Vermont Legislative Assembly passed an Act to incorporate Wardsborough and Dover into separate towns; the south district called Dover. Three villages make up historic Dover; Dover, West Dover and East Dover. [1][2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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History of Dover, Vermont; 200 years in a hill town by Nell M Kull (1961) - Find this book in a library.

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Dover is Marlboro.
Marlboro Probate Court
80 Flat St. Suite 104
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-2898

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

  • Dover Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Dover Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Smead Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Snow Cemetery
  • West Dover Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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1. West Dover Congregational Church
    104 Route 100
    West Dover, VT 05356
    Phone:(802) 258-1143

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1789-1970, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Dover Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records and deeds, 1789-1904; index to deeds, 1789-1972, and Dover,Vermont, vital records 1868-2002.

Town of Dover
102 Route 100
P.O. Box 428
Dover, VT 05356
Phone: (802) 464-5100
Website: http://www.doververmont.com/

Newspapers
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Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Dover Historical Society
PO Box 53
East Dover, Vermont 05341
Phone: (802) 464-7351
Website: http://www.doververmont.com/historical-society

Dover Free Library
22 Holland Rd
East Dover, VT 05341
Phone: (802) 348-7488
Website: http://www.doverfreelibrary1913.org/

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dover Heritage and History - Town of Dover - http://www.doververmont.com/heritage-history
  2. History of the Town of Dover, VT, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WindhamDover.html

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