Formed in 1770 NY - 1781 VT. 
Villages & Communities Within: 
Beanville, East Randolph, North Randolph, 
Randolph, Randolph Center, South Randolph

  Randolph is watered by the second and third branch of White River; the former running through the eastern, and the latter through the western part of the town.  These streams and their tributaries afford a number of advantageous situations for mills.  The timber is, principally, maple, beech, and birch, with some hemlock and spruce.  The surface of Randolph is considerably elevated, but is less broken than that of the towns generally in this vicinity.  The soil is productive, and the farming interest extensive. 
   There are here, three pleasant villages; one in the center of the town, another in the eastern, and the other in the western part.  The Centre Village is very handsomely situatied on elevated ground.  These villages are places of considerable business and some manufactures. 

  The West Randolph Academy was incorporated in 1847. 

  Boundaries.  North by Brookfild, east by Tunbridge, south by Bethel, and west by Braintree. 

  First Settlers.  This town was chartered in 1781, and was settled three or four years before by Wm. Evans and family, Edward Evans, John Park, and Experience Davis. 

  First Ministers.  The Rev. Elijah Brainard was ordained over the Congregational Church in 1786, and dismissed in 1798.  The Rev. Tilton Eastman was settled in 1801, and dismissed in 1830. 

  Distances.  Twenty-three miles south from Montpelier, and nine south-west from Chelsea. 

  The great Northern Railroad passes through the town. 

(Gazetteer of Vermont, by John Hayward, 1849, p. 102-103) 


The town clerk maintains birth, death and marriage vital statistics and many other records of value in researching your ancestors. You can contact the Clerk's office at:

Randolph Vital Records Office
Randolph Town Clerk
Drawer B, 7 Summer St.
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-5682
M-F 8-12 & 1:00-4:30

  Child's History of the Town of Randolph, 1762-1888 
  Randolph Historical Society Museum
 Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce
  Kimball Public Library




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