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=== Brief History  ===
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On September 7, 1761 Benning Wentworth, the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, signed a charter for 26,000 acres establishing the Town of Rutland in the name of Kind George III. The current towns of Rutland, West Rutland, Proctor and the City of Rutland were all included in the charter. Governor Wentworth preferred to name towns for prominent people in the hope that they would back his territorial claims on the west side of the Green Mountains over those of the Governor of New York. The town was likely named after the Duke of Rutland or John Murray, from Rutland. Massachusetts.<br>
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The history of West Rutland was closely tied to the marble industry and the first marble quarries were opened in 1814, but failed to flourish until William F. Barnes implemented technological innovations that revolutionized the industry. Barnes conceived the idea of channeling marble, a process that permitted large blocks of marble to be removed at one time. This procedure replaced the old method of blasting, a technique that created great amounts of waste. To lift the heavy blocks out of the quarry, Barnes erected the first derrick, the hoisting being accomplished by either oxen or horses.
  
=== Brief History  ===
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In the late 1800's, West Rutland residents began to feel dissatisfied with their representation in local politics and petitioned to separate from East Rutland. The Vermont legislature approved, and on November 19, 1886 West Rutland was incorporated as its own town. The first town meeting was held on March 1, 1887 in Campbell Hall on Marble Street. At this meeting, West Rutland's civic government was organized and the officers were elected to carry on town business.<ref>West Rutland Historical Society, 35 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777, http://www.westrutlandtown.com/thhistoricalsoc.php</ref><ref>West Rutland: Westside Town Was Made By Marble, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jun. 16, 2006.</ref><sup></sup><sup></sup><br>
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=== Historical Data ===
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High School Yearbooks - courtesy of the Rutland Historical Society
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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*[http://www.rutlandhistory.com/westrutlandhighschoolyearbooks.asp West Rutland High School - 1908 thru 2014]<br>
  
 
=== Town Histories  ===
 
=== Town Histories  ===
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Go to [https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%28West%20Rutland%20vt%29 Archive.org] to find published materials for this town.
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The Hub of the Community, West Rutland Town Hall, Victor and Ethel Sevigny, Rutland Historical Society Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 1983. &nbsp;Full text online at this [http://archive.org/details/RutlandHistoricalSocietyQuarterlyVol.13No.21983 link].<br>
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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The town of West Rutland kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when West Rutland 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.)
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1922/page/n17/mode/2up 1921]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1923/page/n25/mode/2up 1922]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1924/page/n17/mode/2up 1923]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1925/page/n19/mode/2up 1924]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1926/page/n21/mode/2up 1925]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1927/page/n23/mode/2up 1926]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1928/page/n21/mode/2up 1927]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1929/page/n23/mode/2up 1928]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1930/page/n23/mode/2up 1929]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1931/page/n21/mode/2u  1930]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1932/page/n21/mode/2up 1931]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1933/page/n23/mode/2up 1932]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1934/page/n31/mode/2up 1933]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1935/page/n37/mode/2up 1934]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1936/page/n27/mode/2up 1935]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1938/page/n29/mode/2up 1937]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1939/page/n31/mode/2up 1938]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1940/page/n31/mode/1up 1939]
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*[https://archive.org/details/west-rutland-town-report-1941/page/n33/mode/2up 1940]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1942/page/n23/mode/2up 1942]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1943/page/n23/mode/2up 1943]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1944/page/n21/mode/2up 1944]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1945/page/n23/mode/2up 1945]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1946/page/n23/mode/2up 1946]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1947/page/n27/mode/2up 1947]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1948/page/n31/mode/2up 1948]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1949/page/n29/mode/2up 1949]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1950/page/n31/mode/2up 1950]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1951/page/n63/mode/2up 1951]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1952/page/n45/mode/2up 1952]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1953/page/n43/mode/2up 1953]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1954/page/n43/mode/2up 1954]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1955/page/n41/mode/2up 1955]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1956/page/n41/mode/2up 1956]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1957/page/n41/mode/2up 1957]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1958/page/n41/mode/2up 1958]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1959/page/n43/mode/2up 1959]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1960/page/n43/mode/2up 1960]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1961/page/n43/mode/2up 1961]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1962/page/n41/mode/2up 1962]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1963/page/n43/mode/2up 1963]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1964/page/n63/mode/2up 1964]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1965/page/n63/mode/2up 1965]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1966/page/n67/mode/2up 1966]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1967/page/n63/mode/2up 1967]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1968/page/n51/mode/2up 1968]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1969/page/n45/mode/2up 1969]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1970/page/n45/mode/2up 1970]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1971/page/n45/mode/2up 1971]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1972/page/n45/mode/2up 1972]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1973/page/n41/mode/2up 1973]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1974/page/n43/mode/2up 1974]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1975/page/n43/mode/2up 1975]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1976/page/n41/mode/2up 1976]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1977/page/n49/mode/2up 1977]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1978/page/n45/mode/2up 1978]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1979/page/n51/mode/2up 1979]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1980/page/n55/mode/2up 1980]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1981/page/n61/mode/2up 1981]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1982/page/n57/mode/2up 1982]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1983/page/n67/mode/2up 1983]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1984/page/n89/mode/2up 1984]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1985/page/n61/mode/2up 1985a]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1987/page/n57/mode/2up 1985b]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1986/page/n43/mode/2up 1986]
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*[https://archive.org/details/WestRutlandTownReport1987/page/n57/mode/2up 1987]
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FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=47 online].
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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The probate district for West Rutland is Rutland.
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Rutland Probate Court <br>83 Center Street <br>Rutland, VT 05701 <br>(802) 775-0114
  
 
=== City Directories  ===
 
=== City Directories  ===
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Microfilm available at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Vermont,%20Rutland,%20West%20Rutland%22&subjectsOpen=464963-50 FamilySearch]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day West Rutland. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/rutland.htm link].
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*Pleasant Street Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=104194&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=141& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Sacred Heart Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2259384&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=161& Find A Grave] site.
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*Saint Bridgets Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1093009&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=161& Find A Grave] site.
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*Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2248240&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=181& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*West Rutland Poor Farm Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2460847&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=201& Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Whipple Hollow Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2327574&CScntry=4&CSst=49&CScnty=2949&CSsr=221& Find A Grave] site.<br>
  
 
=== Churches  ===
 
=== Churches  ===
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1. &nbsp;St. Bridgets Catholic Church<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;28 Church St <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;West Rutland, VT 05777‎<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(802) 438-2490
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2. &nbsp;Ira Baptist Church <br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;1846 VT Route 133<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;West Rutland, VT 05777‎<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(802) 235-2239<br>
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3.&nbsp;St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; 23 Barnes St<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; West Rutland, VT 05777<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;(802) 438-5671
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4.&nbsp;United Church of West Rutland<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; Pratt Hall<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; West Rutland, VT 05777<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; (802) 438-2861
  
 
=== Town Records  ===
 
=== Town Records  ===
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images) at this [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653 link].
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The Family History Library has [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=183896&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Vermont%2C%20Rutland%2C%20West%20Rutland%22 microfilm of original records] from the West Rutland Town Hall.
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West Rutland Town Clerk Office<br>35 Marble Street<br>West Rutland, VT 05777 <br>(802) 438-2204<br>Website: [http://www.westrutlandtown.com/ West Rutland, Vermont]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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Rutland Herald online at this [http://www.rutlandherald.com/ link].
  
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
=== References  ===
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West Rutland Public Library<br>595 Main St., PO BOX 66<br>West Rutland, VT 05777<br>(802) 438-2964<br> Website: [http://westrutlandpubliclibrary.weebly.com/index.html West Rutland Public Library]] ]<br> Email:&nbsp;westrutlandlibrary@live.com
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<br> West Rutland Historical Society<br>35 Marble St.<br>West Rutland, VT 05777<br> Website: [http://www.westrutlandtown.com/town-history/historical-society/ Historical Society]] <br>
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Latest revision as of 23:49, 6 December 2020

Brief History[edit | edit source]

On September 7, 1761 Benning Wentworth, the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, signed a charter for 26,000 acres establishing the Town of Rutland in the name of Kind George III. The current towns of Rutland, West Rutland, Proctor and the City of Rutland were all included in the charter. Governor Wentworth preferred to name towns for prominent people in the hope that they would back his territorial claims on the west side of the Green Mountains over those of the Governor of New York. The town was likely named after the Duke of Rutland or John Murray, from Rutland. Massachusetts.

The history of West Rutland was closely tied to the marble industry and the first marble quarries were opened in 1814, but failed to flourish until William F. Barnes implemented technological innovations that revolutionized the industry. Barnes conceived the idea of channeling marble, a process that permitted large blocks of marble to be removed at one time. This procedure replaced the old method of blasting, a technique that created great amounts of waste. To lift the heavy blocks out of the quarry, Barnes erected the first derrick, the hoisting being accomplished by either oxen or horses.

In the late 1800's, West Rutland residents began to feel dissatisfied with their representation in local politics and petitioned to separate from East Rutland. The Vermont legislature approved, and on November 19, 1886 West Rutland was incorporated as its own town. The first town meeting was held on March 1, 1887 in Campbell Hall on Marble Street. At this meeting, West Rutland's civic government was organized and the officers were elected to carry on town business.[1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

High School Yearbooks - courtesy of the Rutland Historical Society

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.


The Hub of the Community, West Rutland Town Hall, Victor and Ethel Sevigny, Rutland Historical Society Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 1983.  Full text online at this link.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Rutland Probate Court
83 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 775-0114

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Microfilm available at FamilySearch

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day West Rutland. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Rutland County, website at this link.

  • Pleasant Street Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Bridgets Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Rutland Poor Farm Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Whipple Hollow Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches[edit | edit source]

1.  St. Bridgets Catholic Church
     28 Church St
     West Rutland, VT 05777‎
     (802) 438-2490

2.  Ira Baptist Church
     1846 VT Route 133
     West Rutland, VT 05777‎
     (802) 235-2239

3. St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
    23 Barnes St
    West Rutland, VT 05777
    (802) 438-5671

4. United Church of West Rutland
    Pratt Hall
    West Rutland, VT 05777
    (802) 438-2861

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the West Rutland Town Hall.

West Rutland Town Clerk Office
35 Marble Street
West Rutland, VT 05777
(802) 438-2204
Website: West Rutland, Vermont

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Rutland Herald online at this link.

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

West Rutland Public Library
595 Main St., PO BOX 66
West Rutland, VT 05777
(802) 438-2964
Website: West Rutland Public Library] ]
Email: westrutlandlibrary@live.com


West Rutland Historical Society
35 Marble St.
West Rutland, VT 05777
Website: Historical Society]

References
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  1. West Rutland Historical Society, 35 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777, http://www.westrutlandtown.com/thhistoricalsoc.php
  2. West Rutland: Westside Town Was Made By Marble, Don Wickman, Rutland Herald Newspaper, Jun. 16, 2006.


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