Vermont: Digitized County Histories

Vermont is today’s state with digitized county histories. Although it is a small state, it is rich with history and the digitized volumes represent every county, with some counties having more than one county history.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

VERMONT

 STATE: Genealogical and family history in the state of Vermont: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, Volume 1, Hiram Carleton, Lewis Publishing company, New York, 1903.
STATE: Genealogical and family history in the state of Vermont: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, Volume 2, Hiram Carleton, Lewis Publishing company, New York, 1903.
STATE –  History of eastern Vermont : from its earliest settlement to the close of the eighteenth century, with a biographical chapter and appendixes, Benjamin Homer Hall, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1858.

 ADDISON – History of Addison County, Vermont, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Henry Perry Smith, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1886.
ADDISONStatistical and Historical Account of the County of Addison, Vermont: written at the request of the Historical Society of Middlebury, Samuel Swife, A.H. Copeland, Middlebury, Vermont, 1859.
BENNINGTONHistory of Bennington County, VT: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Lewis Cass Aldrich, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1889.
CALEDONIASuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1904.
CHITTENDENHistory of Chittenden County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some if its prominent men and pioneers, Part 1, William S. Rann, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1886.
CHITTENDENHistory of Chittenden County, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some if its prominent men and pioneers, Part 2, William S. Rann, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1886.
CHITTENDENIndex to History of Chittenden County, Vermont, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogical Society Research Department, c1969.
CUMBERLAND (Former county) –  History of eastern Vermont : from its earliest settlement to the close of the eighteenth century, with a biographical chapter and appendixes, Benjamin Homer Hall, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1858.
ESSEXSuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1904.
FRANKLINSuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Lamoille, Frankllin and Grand Isle counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1907.
FRANKLINHistory of Franklin and Grand Isle counties, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers, Lewis Cass Aldrich, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1891.
GRAND ISLEHistory of Franklin and Grand Isle counties, Vermont: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers, Lewis Cass Aldrich, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1891.
GRAND ISLESuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Lamoille, Frankllin and Grand Isle counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1907.
LAMOILLESuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Lamoille, Frankllin and Grand Isle counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1907.
ORANGEGazetteer of Orange County, VT., 1762-1888, Pt. 1, Hamilton Child, Syracuse Journal Company, Syracuse, New York, 1888.
ORANGE*Gazetteer of Orange County, VT., 1762-1888, Pt. 2, Hamilton Child, Syracuse Journal Company, Syracuse, New York, 1888. *Not found.
ORLEANSSuccessful Vermonters, a modern gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties: containing an historical review of the several towns and a series of biographical sketches of the men of mark who have won distinction in their several callings, and who have become conspicuous in the professional, business, and political world, William Hartley Jeffrey, Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, Vermont, 1904.
RUTLANDThe History of rutland County, Vermont: civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military, Abby Maria Hemenway, White River Paper Company, White River Junction, Vermont, 1882.
RUTLAND1781. Rutland county. 1881. Centennial celebration of the organization of Rutland county, VT, held under the auspices of the Rutland county historical society, at the town hall, Rutland, VT, March 4, 1881. Including the addresses, historical papers, poems, etc., with a record of the Proceedings of the … society since its organization, Lyman Williams Redington, Rutland County Historical Society, Castleton, Vermont, 1882.
RUTLANDHistory of Rutland County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Henry Perry Smith & William S. Rann, D. Mason History of Rutland County, Vermont, abridged index to persons & company, Syracuse, New York, 1886.
RUTLANDHistory of Rutland County, Vermont, abridged index to persons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sainst, Genealogical society, Research Department, 1966.
RUTLANDOld Rutland: side lights on her honorable and notable story during one hundred and sixty years. A.D. 1761-A.D. 1922, Edward Lowe Temple, A.J. Novak Printing Company, Rutland, Vermont, c1923.
WASHINGTONThe History of Washington County in the Vermont historical gazetteer : including a county chapter and the local histories of the towns of Montpelier …, Abby Maria Hemenway, Vermont Watchman and State Journal Press, Montpelier, Vermont, 1882.
WINDHAMGazetteer and business directory of Windham County, Vt., 1724-1884, Hamilton Child, H. Child, Syracuse, New York, 1884.
WINDSORHistory of Windsor County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Lewis Cass Aldrich & Frank R. Holmes, D. Mason & Company, Syracuse, New York, 1891.
WINDSORGazetteer and business directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84, Hamilton Child, Journal Office, Syracuse, New York, 1881.

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