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Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Waitsfield was created by Vermont charter on February 25, 1782. It was granted to militia Generals Benjamin Wait and Roger Enos and others, and named for Wait.  The primary villages in the town are Waitsfield and Irasville.  [1]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

Church Records

Records of the Congregational Church in Waitsfield, 1796-1876, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories


1873 map of Fayston and Waitsfield, Irasville


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

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital Records, 1918 -1988, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images)

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waitsfield Town Clerk's Office. These include:

Waitsfield Town Office
9 Bridge Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: (802) 496-2218


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

Joslin Memorial Library
4391 Main St.
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone:(802) 496-4205

Waitsfield Historical Society
PO Box 816
Waitsfield, VT 05673


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