Formed in 1761 NH. 
Villages & Communities Within: 
 Old City, South Strafford, Strafford

   Strafford contains two plesant villages.  The surface is uneven, but the soil is generally good.  It is watered by a principal branch of Ompomponoosuc River, which affords several good mill privileges, on which are erected a number of mills and other machinery. 

   In the north-easterly part is a pond covering about 100 acres, called Podunk Pond, which is a place of considerable resort for amusement and angling. 

   In the south-east corner of Strafford is an extensive bed of the sulphuret of iron, from which immense quantities of copperas are manufactured. 

   Boundaries.  North by Vershire, east by Thetford, south by Sharon, and west by Tunbridge. 

   First Settlers.  The settlement of this town was commenced just before the revolutionary war. 

   First Ministers.  The first meeting-house was built in town by the Baptists, in 1794, and the second in 1799.  The Rev. Joab Young was the first settled minister.  He was settled by the Universalists in 1799, and died in 1816. 

   Distances.  Thirty miles south south-east from Montpelier, and eleven south-east from Chelsea. 

   This town adjoins Thetford, through which the Connecticut River Railroad passes. 

(Gazetteer of Vermont, by John Hayward, 1849, p. 119-120)


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: 

Strafford Vital Records Office
Strafford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Strafford, VT 05072
(802) 765-4411
T W 8-5; Th 8-7; F 8-12

  Child's History of the Town of Strafford, 1762-1888 
  Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York
  Strafford, VT Quadrangle
  Strafford, Vermont - Vermont Living Web Site



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