Rutland County, Vermont

Rutland County

Rutland County was created on February 22, 1781 from part of Bennington County. This particular county was named after the town of Rutland, Massachusetts..

Places adjacent to Rutland County are Addison County (north), Windsor County (east), Bennington County (south), Washington County, New York (west).

Cities, towns, and villages to be found in Rutland County include Benson, Brandon, Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Danby, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Ira, Killington, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly, Mount Tabor, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Poultney, Proctor, Rutland town, Rutland city, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, Wallingford, Wells, West Haven, West Rutland.

Rutland 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 Rutland 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.

Rutland 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.

Rutland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rutland Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rutland 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.

Rutland County Society and Family History Resources

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

Rutland County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently forget about the significance of Rutland 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 Rutland 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.

Rutland County Courthouse, 83 Center St, Rutland, VT 05701; (802) 775-4394, has Land Records from 1763–1822 (county only) and Probate Records from 1784 to present. Rutland Probate District covers towns in eastern part of Rutland County. Fair Haven Probate District covers towns in western part of Rutland County.

  • Benson Town Clerk, P. O. Box 163, Benson, VT 05731 ; Phone: (802)537-2611
  • Brandon Town Clerk, 49 Center Street, Brandon, VT 05733 ; Phone: (802)247-5721
  • Castleton Town Clerk, P.O. Box 727, Castleton, VT 05735 ; Phone: (802)468-2212
  • Chittenden Town Clerk, P. O. Box 89, Chittenden, VT 05737 ; Phone: (802)483-6647
  • Clarendon Town Clerk, P.O. Box 30, Clarendon, VT 05759 ; Phone: (802)775-4274
  • Danby Town Clerk, P.O. Box 231, Danby, VT 05739 ; Phone: (802)293-5136
  • Fair Haven Town Clerk, 3 North Park Place, Fair Haven, VT 05743 ; Phone: (802)265-3610
  • Hubbardton Town Clerk, 1831 Monument Hill Road, Castleton, VT 5735 ; Phone: (802)273-2951
  • Ira Town Clerk, 808 Route 133-IRA, W. Rutland, VT 05777 ; Phone: (802)235-2745
  • Killington Town Clerk, P.O. Box 429, Killington, VT 05751 ; Phone: (802)422-3243
  • Mendon Town Clerk, 34 US Route 4, Mendon, VT 05701 ; Phone: (802)775-1662
  • Middletwn Spg Town Clerk, P. O. Box 1232, Middletown Springs, VT 05757 ; Phone: (802)235-2220
  • Mt. Holly Town Clerk, P.O. Box 248, Mount Holly, VT 05758 ; Phone: (802)259-2391
  • Mt. Tabor Town Clerk, P.O. Box 245, Mount Tabor, VT 05739 ; Phone: (802)293-5282
  • Pawlet Town Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761-0128; Phone: (802)325-3309
  • Pittsfield Town Clerk, P.O. Box 556, Pittsfield, VT 05762 ; Phone: (802)746-8170
  • Pittsford Town Clerk, P. O. Box 10, Pittsford, VT 057630010; Phone: (802)483-6500
  • Poultney Town Clerk, 9 Main Street, Suite 2, Poultney, VT 05764 ; Phone: (802)287-5761
  • Proctor Town Clerk, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765 ; Phone: (802)459-3333
  • Rutland City, P.O. Box 969, Rutland, VT 05702 ; Phone: (802)773-1801
  • Rutland Town, P.O. Box 225, Center Rutland, VT 05736 ; Phone: (802)773-2528
  • Shrewsbury Town Clerk, 9823 Cold River Road, Shrewsbury, VT 05738 ; Phone: (802)492-3511
  • Sudbury Town Clerk, 36 Blacksmith Lane, Sudbury, VT 05733 ; Phone: (802)623-7296
  • Tinmouth Town Clerk, 515 North End Road, Tinmouth, VT 05773 ; Phone: (802)446-2498
  • Wallingford Town Clerk, P. O. Box 327, Wallingford, VT 05773 ; Phone: (802)446-2336
  • Wells Town Clerk, P.O. Box 585, Wells, VT 05774 ; Phone: (802)645-0486
  • West Haven Town Clerk, 2919 Main Road, West Haven, VT 05743 ; Phone: (802)265-4880
  • West Rutland Town Clerk, 35 Marble Street, W. Rutland, VT 05777 ; Phone: (802)438-2204

Rutland County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Rutland 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 Rutland County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Rutland Co. VT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Rutland Co. VT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Rutland Co. VT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Rutland Co. VT Census Records

Rutland Co. VT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Rutland Co. VT Church & Bible Records

Rutland Co. VT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rutland Co. VT General and History Websites

Rutland Co. VT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rutland Co. VT Military Records

Rutland Co. VT Schools & Directories

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