Bennington County, Vermont

Bennington County

Bennington County was created on February 11, 1779 as one of the original two counties. This particular county was named in honor of Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), the colonial governor of New Hampshire (1741–1766)..

Places adjacent to Bennington County are Rutland County (north), Windsor County (northeast), Windham County (east), Franklin County, Massachusetts (southeast), Berkshire County, Massachusetts (south), Rensselaer County, New York (southwest), Washington County, New York (northwest).

Cities, towns, and villages to be found in Bennington County include Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, Winhall, Woodford.

Bennington County vital records from the last five (5) yearscan be found at the Vermont Office of Vital Records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Vermont for current fees and application process. For Records more than five (5) years ago can be ordered from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.

You can search online for Bennington County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Vermont Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Bennington County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bennington Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bennington Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bennington Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free down loadable and also printable census forms to assist with your research.

Bennington County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Bennington County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bennington County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Bennington County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Hidden away in Vermont courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Vermont citizens. The odds are great that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth document of at least quite a few factors of their lives in the Bennington County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

You should contact the clerk's office to verify hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or inquiring about information because of many times changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of staff will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to undertake the researching.

Each town clerk's office holds the original deed, vital, tax, and town meeting records. Included in town or proprietor's meeting records are such valuable sources as lists of freemen (new voters in town), annual election of officers, school records, hog or cattle marks, warnings out to those for whom the town will not assume legal responsibility, militia, and accounts of various town officials. Even though the political division of county has little meaning in Vermont, there are some county land records, primarily for unorganized towns, and county court records located at the appropriate county office. Town Clerks also has copies of vital records birth, marriage, civil unions, divorce and death records.

Bennington County Courthouse, 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201; (802) 447-2700 Criminal 802-447-2727, has Land Records from 1782–1832 (county only) and Probate Records from 1778 to present. Bennington Probate District includes towns in the south part of the county and Manchester Probate District includes towns in the north part of the county

  • Arlington Town Clerk, P.O. Box 304, Arlington, VT 05250; Phone: (802)375-2332
  • Bennington Town Clerk, 205 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201; Phone: (802)442-1043
  • Dorset Town Clerk, PO Box 0024, E. Dorset, VT 05253; Phone: (802)362-1178
  • Landgrove Town Clerk, P. O. Box 508, Londonderry, VT 05148; Phone: (802)824-3716
  • Manchester Town Clerk, P.O. Box 830, Manchester Center, VT 05255; Phone: (802)362-1315
  • Peru Town Clerk, P.O. Box 127, Peru, VT 05152; Phone: (802)824-3065
  • Pownal Town Clerk, P.O. Box 411, Pownal, VT 05261; Phone: (802)823-7757
  • Readsboro Town Clerk, P.O. Box 187, Readsboro, VT 05350; Phone: (802)423-5405
  • Rupert Town Clerk, P.O. Box 140, W. Rupert, VT 05776; Phone: (802)394-7728
  • Sandgate Town Clerk, 2366 Sandgate Road, Sandgate, VT 05250; Phone: (802)375-9075
  • Searsburg Town Clerk, P.O. Box 157, Wilmington, VT 05363; Phone: (802)464-8081
  • Shaftsbury Town Clerk, P. O. Box 409, Shaftsbury, VT 05262; Phone: (802)442-4038
  • Stamford Town Clerk, 986 Main Road, Stamford, VT 05352; Phone: (802)694-1361
  • Sunderland Town Clerk, P.O. Box 295, E. Arlington, VT 05252; Phone: (802)375-6106
  • Winhall Town Clerk, P.O. Box 389, Bondville, VT 05340; Phone: (802)297-2122
  • Woodford Town Clerk, 1391 VT RTE 9, Woodford, VT 052019410; Phone: (802)442-4895

Bennington County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Bennington County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Bennington County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Bennington Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bennington Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Bennington Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Bennington Co. VT Census Records

Bennington Co. VT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bennington Co. VT Church & Bible Records

Bennington Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bennington Co. VT General and History Websites

Bennington Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bennington Co. VT Military Records

Bennington Co. VT Schools & Directories

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