Roxbury, Washington 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]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Roxbury, at the southern extremity of Washington County, fifteen miles from Montpelier, was chartered on August 6, 1781 by the Vermont Legislature. The town was organized on March 24, 1796.  The town consists of the villages of East Roxbury, Roxbury, and Roxbury Flat. The population was 691 at the 2010 census. [1] [2] 

Historical Data
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Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Roxbury is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maps
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1873 map of Roxbury

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Roxbury. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

  • Orcutt Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Roxbury Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Roxbury First Settlers Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Hill - First Settlers Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Roxbury Cemetery Records, early to 1870, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Roxbury Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1796-1851; index to vital records, early to 1951Town records, 1762-1908, and Deeds, 1796-1851; index to deeds, 1796-1870.

Roxbury Town Clerk
PO Box 53
1664 Roxbury Rd.
Roxbury, VT 05669
Phone:(802) 485-7840
Email: email: townrox@tds.net
Website: http://www.roxbury.govoffice2.com/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Roxbury Free Library
P.O. Box 95
1491 Roxbury Road
Roxbury, VT 05669
Phone: 802-485-6860
Website: http://roxburyfreelibrary.org

Roxbury Historical Society

References
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  1. Roxbury, VT History - Roxbury, VT Town Office - http://www.roxbury.govoffice2.com/
  2. Town of Roxbury - http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vermont/WashingtonRoxbury.html

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