Dover, Windham County, Vermont Genealogy

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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[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to to find published materials for this town.

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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.

  • Baldwin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Dover Center Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Dover Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Hathaway Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Rice-Snow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Smead Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Dover Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • White Hill Cemetery (aka White Family Cemetery) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Brattleboro Reformer

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Dover Historical Society
PO Box 53
East Dover, Vermont 05341
Phone: (802) 464-7351

Dover Free Library
22 Holland Rd
East Dover, VT 05341
Phone: (802) 348-7488

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dover Heritage and History - Town of Dover -
  2. History of the Town of Dover, VT,

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