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==== Historical Societies  ====
==== Historical Societies  ====
'''Orleans County Historical Society'''<br> 109 Old Stone House Road<br>  Brownington, VT 05860<br>Phone: 802-754-2022<br> [http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/ Website]<br> <br>
*'''Orleans County Historical Society'''<br> 109 Old Stone House Road<br>  Brownington, VT 05860<br>802-754-2022<br> [http://oldstonehousemuseum.org/ Website]<br>
'''Albany Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 317<br> Albany, VT 05820<br>Phone: 802-755-6105 <br> <br>  
'''Charleston Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 46<br> East Charleston, VT 05833<br>Phone: 802-723-4833 <br> <br>
*'''Albany Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 317<br> Albany, VT 05820<br>802-755-6105 <br>  
'''Craftsbury Historical Society'''<br> 258 The Ledges<br> Craftsbury, VT 05826<br>Phone: 802-755-6178 <br> <br>  
'''Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association'''<br> PO Box 253<br> Pierce House<br> 97 Water Street<br> Barton, VT 05822<br>Phone: 802-525-3703<br> <br>  
*'''Craftsbury Historical Society'''<br> 258 The Ledges<br> Craftsbury, VT 05826<br>802-755-6178 <br>Email: [mailto:craftsburyhistorical@gmail.com craftsburyhistorical@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/CraftsburyHistoricalSociety/ Facebook]
'''Derby Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 357<br> Derby, VT 05829<br>Phone: 802-766-5324<br>[http://derbyvt.org/?s=Derby+Historical+Society Website]<br><br>
'''Glover Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 208<br> Glover, Vt 05839<br>Phone: 802-525-6212 or 802-525-6227 <br>[http://www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org/ghs/ Website]<br><br>
*'''Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association'''<br> 97 Water Street<br> Barton, VT 05822<br>802-525-3084<br> [https://www.facebook.com/bartonmuseum/ Facebook]
'''Greensboro Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 151<br> Greensboro, VT 05841<br>Phone: 802-533-2457 <br>[http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
'''Holland Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 483<br> Derby Line, VT 05830<br>Phone: 802-766-5375<br><br>
*'''Derby Historical Society'''<br> 55 Junior High Drive<br> Derby, VT 05829<br>802-766-5324<br>Email: [mailto:info@derbyhistoricalsociety.org info@derbyhistoricalsociety.org]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Derby-Historical-Society-111510588888649/ Facebook]
'''Lowell Historical Society''' <br>2170 VT Rte 100<br> Lowell, VT 05847<br>Phone: 802-744-6559 or 802-744-6859<br><br>
'''Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport'''<br> 96 Stagecoach Drive<br> Newport, VT 05855<br>Phone: 802-334-6195<br><br>
*'''Glover Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 208<br> Glover, VT 05839<br>Email: [mailto:gloverhistory@yahoo.com gloverhistory@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org/ghs/ Website]<br>
'''Missisquoi Valley Historical Society''' <br>PO Box 237<br> North Troy, VT 05859<br>Phone: 802-988-2397<br><br>
'''Morgan Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 113<br> Morgan, VT 05853<br>Phone: 802-723-5907<br><br>
*'''Greensboro Historical Society'''<br>29 Breezy Ave.<br> Greensboro, VT 05841<br>802-533-2457 <br>[http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/433665467024005/ Facebook]
'''Westfield Historical Society'''<br>69 Fuller Road<br> Westfield, VT 05847 <br>Phone: 802-744-8257<br><br>
*'''Lowell Historical Society''' <br>2170 VT Rte 100<br> Lowell, VT 05847<br>802-744-6559 or 802-744-6859<br>
*'''Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport'''<br> 96 Stagecoach Drive<br> Newport, VT 05855<br>802-334-6195<br>
*'''Morgan Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 113<br> Morgan, VT 05853<br>802-723-5907<br>Email: [mailto:rodimiller@comcast.net rodimiller@comcast.net]<br>[https://morganhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/ Website]
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====

Latest revision as of 18:30, 13 May 2021

Guide to Orleans County, Vermont ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Orleans County, Vermont
Map of Vermont highlighting Orleans County
Location in the state of Vermont
Founded October 5, 1792
County Seat Newport
Address Orleans County Courthouse
83 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855-1214
802-334-3344, 802-334-2711
Fax: 802-334-3385
Orleans County Website

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Orléans. The County is located in the north center area of the state. [1]

Orleans County, Vermont Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
at town creation at town creation at town creation 1800 1799 1796 1790
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1857. General compliance year is unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Town and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death and City Clerks have birth, marriage, death and land records; District Probate Court has probate records; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1800.

Towns Organized Before 1800:
Barton 1789
Craftsbury 1781
Derby 1779
Glover 1783
Greensboro 1781
Holland 1779
Jay 1792
Westfield 1780 [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • Created 5 November 1792 from Orange County. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Vermont County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Vermont County Boundary Maps" (1764-1895) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

VermontQuebecOrleans CountyFranklin CountyLamoille CountyWashington CountyCaledonia CountyEssex CountyJayWestfieldLowellTroyNewport TownCoventryIrasburgAlbanyCraftsburyGreensboroGloverBartonBrowningtonNewport CityDerbyHollandMorganCharlestonWestmoreRichfordEnosburgMontgomeryBelvidereEdenJohnsonHyde ParkMorristownStoweWolcottElmoreWorcesterWoodburyCabotHardwickWaldenDanvilleStannardWheelockSheffieldSuttonLyndonKirbyBurkeNewarkVictoryGranbyEast HavenFerdinandBrightonLewisAvery's GoreWarren GoreWarner's GrantNortonAbercornSuttonPottonStanstead TwpOgdenStansteadStanstead-EstBarnston-QuestCoaticookDixville
Modern town borders in Orleans County, Vermont.

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]



Extinct Town:


  • Albany
  • Barton
  • Derby Center
  • Derby Line
  • North Troy
  • Orleans


  • Beebe Plain

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Caledonia | Essex | Franklin | Lamoille | Brome, Quebec | Missisquoi, Quebec | Stanstead, Quebec

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VTGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
VTTombstone Project FamilySearch Places
Billion Graves
See Vermont Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 1,439
1810 5,838 305.7%
1820 6,976 19.5%
1830 13,980 100.4%
1840 13,634 −2.5%
1850 15,707 15.2%
1860 18,981 20.8%
1870 21,035 10.8%
1880 22,083 5.0%
1890 22,101 0.1%
1900 22,024 −0.3%
1910 23,337 6.0%
1920 23,913 2.5%
1930 23,036 −3.7%
1940 21,718 −5.7%
1950 21,190 −2.4%
1960 20,143 −4.9%
1970 20,153 0.0%
1980 23,440 16.3%
1990 24,053 2.6%
2000 26,277 9.2%
2010 27,231 3.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Quebec, CanadaFranklinLamoilleCaledoniaEssexVT ORLEANS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments and Companies:

- 4th Regiment, Vermont Infantry, Company D

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Vermont Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for the following Vermont certificates:

Downloadable applications from Vermont Department of Health.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Vermont Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Orleans County Historical Society
    109 Old Stone House Road
    Brownington, VT 05860
  • Albany Historical Society
    PO Box 317
    Albany, VT 05820
  • Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association
    97 Water Street
    Barton, VT 05822
  • Greensboro Historical Society
    29 Breezy Ave.
    Greensboro, VT 05841
  • Lowell Historical Society
    2170 VT Rte 100
    Lowell, VT 05847
    802-744-6559 or 802-744-6859
  • Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport
    96 Stagecoach Drive
    Newport, VT 05855

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Orléans, Vermont" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_County,_Vermont accessed 6 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orleans County, Vermont . Page 698-699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 686-687.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Orleans County, Vermont. Page 699 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Orleans_ County,_Vermont," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_County,_Vermont accessed 24 October 2019.
  6. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 395. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.