Addison County, Vermont Genealogy


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Last Updated Thursday, February 11, 2010


Welcome to our Addison County history website. The purpose of this site is to provide genealogists with an accurate historical view of Addison County, Vermont. While we provide, or link to, an extensive collection of biographies, cemetery transcriptions, census extractions, census images, directories, historical sketches, military records, and vital records for Addison County; the intent of our website is in providing a glimpse of Addison, it's history, and the people who lived in and helped create it.

Quick Facts

  • Addison was formed in 1785 from Rutland.
  • Probate records are available for this northern part of the county from 1824-1962, known as the New Haven District. The Addison District records were lost to a courthouse fire in 1852. Some fragments remain. All existing records and indices can be found at the Addison courthouse.
  • Land records on the county level exist for 1772-1926.


The county thus occupies a position on the western line of the State, between 40 50' and 44 10' north latitude, and between 3 38' and 4 18' east longitude, and is bounded west by Lake Champlain; north by the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg and a part of Huntington, in Chittenden; northeast by a part of Huntington, and by Warren and Roxbury, in Washington county; southeast by Braintree, in Orange county, and Rochester in Windsor county; and south by Benson, Sudbury, Brandon and Chittenden, in Rutland county. It is nearly thirty miles long from north to south, and thirty-three miles wide from west to east, and contains an area of about seven hundred square miles, divided into the following townships: Addison, Bridport, Bristol, Cornwall, Ferrisburgh, Goshen, Granville, Hancock, Lincoln, Leicester, Middlebury, Monkton, New Haven, Orwell, Panton, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Starksboro, Weybridge, Whiting and Waltham, exclusive of the territory occupied by Vergennes. The population at the census of 1880 was 24,180.

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Early Explorations of Addison County
A short study into the earliest exploration of the land of Addison County by such known travelers as Cartier, Cabot, Champlain, and Hudson. Take time to read the narrated version of Champlain's battle with the Iroquois.





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