VTGenWeb for Chittenden County, Vermont
History <-> Genealogy
County Coordinator: Ann Mensch
Chittenden County was formed in 1787 as an original county. It is located in northwestern Vermont, with
Grand Isle County and Lake Champlain to its west, Franklin County to the north,
Lamoille and Washington counties to the east, and Addison County to the south.
Select this LINK to see GENERAL CHITTENDEN County information and links.
Select from the TOWN list to see the names of Chittenden County Towns and communities and settlements within the towns.
Please note: Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains. Please notify the Ann Mensch should an error be found.
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from the following town list to see information and links for the town of interest.
TOWNS - Villages, communities
BOLTON - Bolton, West Bolton.
BUELS GORE -
BURLINGTON - City of Burlington.
CHARLOTTE - Charlotte, East Charlotte, Prindle Corners.
COLCHESTER - Colchester, Nourses Corner.
ESSEX - Butlers Corners, Essex Center, Pages Corner.
HINESBURG - Hinesburg, Mechanicsville, Rhode Island Corners.
HUNTINGTON - Hanksville, Huntington, Huntington Center.
JERICHO - Jericho, Jericho Center, Riverside.
MILTON - Checkerberry Village, Milton, Miltonboro, West Milton.
RICHMOND - Fays Corner, Jonesville, Richmond.
SHELBURNE - Shelburne, Shelburn Falls.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - South Burlington
ST. GEORGE - St. George.
UNDERHILL - North Underhill, Underhill Center, Underhill Flats.
WESTFORD - Brookside, Westford.
WILLISTON - Kirby Corner, North Williston, Tafts Corner, Williston.
WINOOSKI - Winooski.
· Find A Grave for Chittenden County, VT Cemeteries
· Index to 1790 U.S. Census Vermont Info. - Note: Vermont joined the Union in March, 1791, so its 1790 census was actually taken in 1791. At that time, Vermont consisted of 7 counties. Present-day counties were later formed from all or portions of these seven counties.
· 1790 Census Info: Chittenden County - (includes towns which later became part of the counties of Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille and portions of Orleans, Washington and Addison Counties)
· 1790 U. S. Census of Orange County, Vermont Towns which were soon to become part of Caledonia County when formed, in 1792, from Orange County, (includes towns which came to be within the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington) abstracted by Jim Dresser, dedicated Town Coordinator for Groton, VTGenWeb. Thank you Jim!!! Note: This census of Vermont was actually taken in 1791.
· 1790 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1800 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1810 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1820 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1830 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1840 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1850 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1860 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1870 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!! (familysearch.org)
· 1900 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1910 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1920 Census (familysearch.org)
· Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD
· 1930 Census (familysearch.org)
· 1940 Census (familysearch.org)
· USGenWeb Census Project for Vermont, coordinated by Linda Talbott
o Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.
· History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), edited by W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886.
· The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military. [multiple volumes, variously numbered]. Abby Maria Hemenway. (Editor). "Chittenden County," Hon. David Read. (Author). Burlington, Vt. : Miss Abby Maria Hemenway, 1867. (Vol. I / 5, pages. 453-475 contains Chittenden County, by Hon. David Read); Vol. II includes towns in the counties of Chittenden, Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle.
· Index to the Contents of the Vermont Historical Gazetteer (Names and Places), compiled, edited and published by Abbie M. Hemenway, Rutland, Vermont: Marble City Press, 1923.
· Index to The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Local History of All the Towns in the State, transcribed by Rod Skinner (County Coordinator for Windham County, VTGenWeb), 2006. The VERMONT HISTORICAL GAZETTEER is a 5 volume set of historical information, by Abby Maria Hemenway, with Volume I published in 1867, and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Thank you! Thank you to Rod Skinner!!!
· Vermont Lighthouses, in Lighthouses of the United States - includes Chittenden County (Burlington Area) Lighthouses
HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
· Vermont Area Map of ca. 1756: An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England & all the adjacent country northward to the River St. Lawrence, & eastward to Penobscot Bay, containing the principal places which relate to the present war on the continent of North America. By Saml. Langdon (1723-1797).
· Ca. 1780 Map which shows land grants and purchases in northeastern New York State and granted townships in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts: A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America, drawn from the latest and most accurate observations, at Amsterdam by Cóvens and Mortier and Cóvens, junior. By H. Klockhoff, sculp., [Amsterdam] 1780. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3715.ar082800>
· Ca. 1781 Map: An Accurate map of New Hampshire in New England, from a late survey. [London, 1781]. From the Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. March, 1781. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087200>
· Ca. 1784 Map: An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world, by Col. Blanchard and the Revd. Mr. Langdon. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. With many additions by Abel Sawyer. Boston, 1784. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087100>
· 1795 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Doolittle, Amos (1754-1832). From Carey's American Atlas, Philadelphia, 1795. DLC. Philadelphia, 1795. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000093>
· 1814 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Carey, Mathew (1760-1839). From Carey's General Atlas of the World. DLC. [S.l.], 1814. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000094>
· Vermont Maps – Middlebury College digital collections.
· Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.
· Visit the Rootsweb message board for Bennington County, Vermont to search posts and/or join the list.
TOWNS / TOWNSHIPS / VILLAGES
Vermont vital records of births, marriages, and deaths, may be obtained through the town clerk of the town in which the event occurred and/or through the resources below:
Ø How to Obtain Vital Records for Vermont ?
Ø Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, (familysearch.org) – note this index may not be complete, some towns and records may not be included among state records.
Ø Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1955-2003, (familysearch.org).
Ø Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, (familysearch.org) - Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.
WILL & PROBATE
· Vermont Probate Files, ca. 1800-1920, for Chittenden County, Vermont (familysearch)
175 Main St. Box 511 - Burlington, VT 05402 Phone: (802) 864-7481 or (802) 651-1518.
175 Main Street - Burlington, VT 05401-8310 Phone: (802) 864-7481.
1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Suite 2 - Burlington, VT 054081 Phone: (802) 865-4556.
235 College Street - Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: (802) 863-3403.
City Hall: 149 Church Street - Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: (802) 865-7000.
Camp Johnson - Colchester, VT 05446-3004
Town Center Building, 203 Bridge Street, P.O Box 285 - Richmond, VT 05477; Phone: (802) 434-2221.
· For a history of Williston, VT see: Vol. 2, pages 704-718, in History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2), edited by W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886.
· Mills & Factories: Manufacturing Heritage Sites in Burlington and Winooski, Vermont, with historic maps and photographs - a student research project - online by the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program
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PROFESSIONAL HISTORICAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Historical Genealogist
Researching onsite, and with the vast resources of the Allen County Public Library, holding one of the largest genealogical collections in North America. Search the Library's online catalogue to see some of the printed resources available for a location or topic.
Printed resources for this page include: