Welcome to VTGenWeb of Lamoille County, Vermont

for History and Genealogy Research





County Coordinator:  Ann Mensch










Lamoille County is located in north central Vermont.  It was incorporated in 1835, embracing 12 towns:  Eden, Hyde Park, Morristown and Wolcott were taken from Orleans County; Belvidere, Cambridge, Johnson, Sterling (now extinct), and Waterville from Franklin County; Elmore and Stowe from Washington County; and Mansfield (now extinct) from Chittenden County.

Towns and communities in Lamoille County include the towns below.  Select from the TOWNS LIST below to view information and links specific to each location.  Or, Select to see GENERAL Lamoille County information and links.


Eden,       Hyde Park,       Morristown,       Wolcott,        Belvidere,   

  Cambridge,        Johnson,       Sterling,       Waterville,    

   Elmore,       Stowe,      Mansfield

























·       Find A Grave for Lamoille County, VT Cemeteries




·       Index to 1790 U.S. Census Vermont Info. - Note:  Vermont joined the Union in March, 1791, so its 1790 census was actually taken in 1791.  At that time, Vermont consisted of 7 counties.  Present-day counties were later formed from all or portions of these seven counties.

·       1790 Census Info: Chittenden County - (includes towns which later became part of the counties of Franklin, Chittenden, Lamoille and portions of Orleans, Washington and Addison Counties)

·       1790 U. S. Census of Orange County, Vermont Towns which were soon to become part of Caledonia County when formed, in 1792, from Orange County, (includes towns which came to be within the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington)  abstracted by Jim Dresser, dedicated Town Coordinator for Groton, VTGenWeb.  Thank you Jim!!!     Note:  This census of Vermont was actually taken in 1791.

·       1790 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1800 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1810 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1820 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1830 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1840 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1850 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1860 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1870 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!!  (familysearch.org)

·       1900 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1910 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1920 Census (familysearch.org)

·       Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·       1930 Census (familysearch.org)

·       1940 Census (familysearch.org)

·       USGenWeb Census Project for Vermont, coordinated by Linda Talbott

·       NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o   The Genealogy Page.

o   About Census Records

o   Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o   Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o   Indian Census Rolls

o   Nonpopulation Census Records

o   Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.




·       Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, Vermont, by Hamilton Child, 1883.







·       Vermont Area Map of ca. 1756: An accurate map of His Majesty's Province of New-Hampshire in New England & all the adjacent country northward to the River St. Lawrence, & eastward to Penobscot Bay, containing the principal places which relate to the present war on the continent of North America. By Saml. Langdon (1723-1797).

·       Ca. 1780 Map which shows land grants and purchases in northeastern New York State and granted townships in Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts: A chorographical map of the Northern Department of North-America, drawn from the latest and most accurate observations, at Amsterdam by Cóvens and Mortier and Cóvens, junior.  By H. Klockhoff, sculp., [Amsterdam] 1780.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3715.ar082800>

·       Ca. 1781 Map: An Accurate map of New Hampshire in New England, from a late survey. [London, 1781].  From the Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. March, 1781. Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087200>

·       Ca. 1784 Map: An accurate map of the State and Province of New-Hampshire in New England, taken from actual surveys of all the inhabited part, and from the best information of what is uninhabited, together with the adjacent countries, which exhibits the theatre of this war in that part of the world, by Col. Blanchard and the Revd. Mr. Langdon. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. With many additions by Abel Sawyer. Boston, 1784.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3740.ar087100>

·       1795 Map of Vermont, from actual survey.  By Doolittle, Amos (1754-1832).  From Carey's American Atlas, Philadelphia, 1795. DLC.  Philadelphia, 1795.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000093>

·       1814 Map of Vermont, from actual survey. By Carey, Mathew (1760-1839). From Carey's General Atlas of the World. DLC.  [S.l.], 1814.  Repository: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA, url: <http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3750.ct000094>

·       Vermont Maps – Middlebury College digital collections.

·       USGS: Maps of Lamoille County, Vermont features - including cemeteries, churches, populated places and more.  Please note that the map town listed with a feature may be used as a map reference for the site, and may not be the town where the feature is actually located...Select a map to see the location of the actual feature.  This database may not be complete, and, as with any database, there may be errors.



·       Vermont in the Civil War, by Tom Ledoux.



·       The Stowe Reporter - Serving Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville, Hyde Park and other communities in the Mt. Mansfield area.

·       The News & Citizen - Lamoille County, VT News.



·       Rootsweb Message Boards for Lamoille County, VT






Vermont vital records may be obtained through the town clerk of the town in which the event occurred and/or through the resources below:

·       How to Obtain Vital Records for Vermont ?

·       Vermont State Archives & Records Administration

o   Online and Informational Copies of Vital Records

·       Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954, (familysearch.org) – note this index may not be complete, some towns and records may not be included among state records.

·       Index to Vermont Vital Records, 1955-2003, (familysearch.org).

·       Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, (familysearch.org) -  Vital and town records acquired from local town clerk offices.



·       Lamoille Probate Court:  Hyde Park, VT  05665  Phone: (802) 888-3306.

   Probate Records Holdings: 1837 to present


·       Lamoille County Clerk:   P.O. Box 303 - Hyde Park, VT 05655-0303;  Phone: (802) 888-2207.



BELVIDERE - (founded in 1791), villages and communities within Belvidere include:

 Belvidere Center, Belvidere Corners, Belvidere Junction

·       Belvidere Town Clerk:   3996 VT-109 - Belvidere Center, VT 05442;  Phone: (802) 644-6621.


CAMBRIDGE - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Cambridge include:

 Cambridge, Cambridge Junction, Jeffersonville, Morses Mill, North Cambridge, Pleasant Valley, and South Cambridge.

·       Town of Cambridge, VT

·       Cambridge Town Clerk:  85 Church Street, Ste 201 (P.O. Box 127) - Jeffersonville, VT 05464;  Phone: (802) 644-2251.


EDEN - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Eden include: Eden and Eden Mills.


·       Town of Eden, VT

·       Eden Historical Society

·       Eden Town Clerk: 71 Old Schoolhouse Road - Eden Mills, VT 05653;  Phone: (802) 635-2528.



ELMORE - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Elmore include: Elmore.


     The following historical information was abstracted, by Ann Mensch, from "Elmore,", by E. Henry Willey, of Hyde Park, as found in The Vermont Historical Gazetteer:  A Magazine, Embracing a History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military.  Vol. 2, part 2, edited by Abby Maria Hemenway.  Burlington, Vt :  Miss A. M. Hemenway, 1867. (pp. 626-628).

     Elmore was granted November 7, 1780; on August 21, 1781, it was chartered to Colonel Samuel Elmore and several associates.  From Col. Elmore the town derives its name.  Nothing was done toward settling the town until about July 1790, when Martin and Jesse Elmore, James and Seth Olmstead, Aaron Keeler and others, mostly from Sharon and Norwalk, Connecticut, commenced a settlement.  The population grew steadily as follows:  in 1791 there were 12; in 1800, 45; in 1810, 157; in 1820, 157; in 1830, 442, in 1840, 467; in 1850, 504; and in 1860, 602.

     Elmore was first organized with civil positions on July 23, 1792, with Joseph LEACH as the town clerk and constable; Job GIBBS, Joseph LEACH and James OLMSTEAD as selectmen; Martin ELMORE as town representative, and Martin ELMORE as Justice of the Peace, an office which he held for 18 successive years.  He was also town clerk for 41 years, from 1797 until 1838.

     During the Civil War, it is reported that the town of Elmore furnished the following 64 soldiers for the Union:  Stephen C. ALBEE, David P. BARNES, Joseph BASHAW, Henry J. BAGLEY, John P. BEDELL; Wm. BISCOMER who died of wounds 20 May 1864; Lewis BELVILLE who was said to have deserted 1 Jan 1863; Albert J. BIDDELL, prisoner 23 June 1864; Clesson CAMERON, Lyman L. CAMP, Charles CARTER, deserted 18 Dec 1862; W. B. CHANDLER, Rufus H. CLARK, Seth L. CLARK, Chas. CLEMENT, Chas S. COOPER, John A. CAMP, Luman M. DAVIS, killed 12 May 1864 at Spottsylvania; James P. DAVIS, Solon W. DAVIS, Learnard W. DAVIS, Hiram DWYER, died 17 Jan 1864; Edwin R. DODGE, killed 16 Apr 1862 at Lee's Mills, Va.; Jas. ESTES, killed 29 Jun 1862 at Savage Station, Va.; Lewis H. ESTES, Jos. FISHER, deserted 4 Sep 1862; Samuel B. FISK, Joseph GABOUREE, Justus GALE, died 19 Sep 1863; Geo. W. GARNER, died 9 Oct 1861; Russell H. GAY, Luman M. GROUT, Maj. 8th Vermont Regt.; Ira F. GROUT, John S. HARRINGTON, Andrew J. HART, Franklin HASTINGS, Edward HOLDEN, Leman HOLDEN, Solon W. HUTCHINS, died 23 Feb 1864; Joseph LaFLEUR, killed 5 May 1864, Wilderness; Melvin A. LEIGHTON, deserted 18 Dec 1862; John W. MERRIAM, died 24 Sep 1863; Curtis B. MOORE, died 9 Jul 1862; Andrew J. MORSE, Benjamin F. MORSE, Chas. W. MORSE, died 27 Aug 1862; Luther W. MORSE, died 19 Jun 1863; David R. MULIKEN, Charles NOE, Ingalls K. OBER, Franklin A. OLMSTEAD, Horatio N. OLMSTEAD, Alpheus PARKER, Frank A. RUSSELL, missing in action 29 Jun 1864; Frederick SCHOFIELD, drowned 23 Jun 1863 in Miss. River; Lorenzo D. SHAW, John N. STETSON, B. P. SPARROW, prisoner 23 Jun 1864; William SWIFT, Geo. F. WHEAT, died 14 Mar 1863; Hiram WHEELER, died 25 Feb 1863; Anthony WHITE, Ezra G. WILLIAMS, prisoner 23 Jun 1864; and U. A. WOODBURY, Capt. wounded in Bull Run.

        Elmore Town Clerk: 1175 VT Rte 12 - Elmore, VT 05657;  Phone: (802) 888-2637.

mailing address: P. O. Box 123, Lake Elmore, VT 05657


HYDE PARK - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Hyde Park include: Centerville, Cleveland Corners, Hyde Park, Garfield, and North Hyde Park.


·       Town of Hyde Park, VT

·       Lanpher Memorial Library:  141 Main Street - Hyde Park, VT 05655;  Phone: (802) 888-4628.

o   Information for Local History Research

·       Hyde Park Town Clerk:  P.O Box 98 - Hyde Park, VT 05655;  Phone: (802) 888-2300.


Cemeteries include:

Center Cemetery - est. 1820

Holbrook Cemetery - est. 1870

Hooper Cemetery - est. 1850

Jedidia Hyde Cemetery - est. 1820

Jones Cemetery - est. 1980

North Hyde Park Cemetery - est. 1830

Plains Cemetery - est. 1800-present

St. Teresa Catholic Cemetery - est. 1904

Village Cemetery - est. 1798


JOHNSON - (founded in 1792), villages and communities within Johnson include: Johnson and East Johnson.

·       Town of Johnson, VT

·       Johnson Historical Society

·       Johnson Public Library:  Railroad Street - Johnson, VT 05656;   Phone: (802) 635-7141.

·       Johnson Town Clerk:  P.O. Box 383 - Johnson, VT 05656 ; Phone: (802) 635-2611.


MANSFIELD - Now extinct, Mansfield was originally settled in 1763. In 1839, 2 square miles of Mansfield were set off to Underhill and Chittenden County.  The remaining portion of Mansfield was set off to Stowe in 1848.


MORRISTOWN - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Morristown include: Cady's Falls (aka Cadysville, aka Gates Falls, aka Lower Falls, aka Mill Village), Morristown, and Morrisville.

·       Town of Morristown, VT

·       Morristown Centennial Library:    7 Richmond Street - Morrisville, VT 05661;  Phone: (802) 888-3853.

·       Morristown Town Clerk:  P.O Box 748 - Morrisville, VT 05661;  Phone: (802) 888-6370



STERLING - Sterling was formerly a town within Lamoille county that has become extinct.  It was incorporated in 1805, then portions were later annexed to the towns of Cambridge (in 1828), Johnson (in 1855) and Morristown (1855). 


STOWE - (founded in 1763 New Hampshire), villages and communities within Stowe include: Lower Village, Moscow, and Stowe.

 The Von Trapp Family, portrayed in "The Sound of Music," located their lodge in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont.

·       Town of Stowe, VT

·       Welcome to Stowe Visitor Center

·       The Stowe Reporter - Serving Stowe, Waterbury, Morrisville, Hyde Park and other communities in the Mt. Mansfield area.

·       Trapp Family Lodge (Sound of Music)

·       Stowe Free Library:   Pond Street - Stowe, VT 05672;  Phone: (802) 253-6145.

·       Stowe Town Clerk:  67 Main Street - P.O Box 248 - Stowe, VT 05672;  Phone: (802) 253-6133.

·       Stowe Cemeteries:

o   Riverbank Cemetery

o   Old Yard Cemetery

o   West Branch Cemetery

o   Sterling Valley Cemetery

o   Luce Hill Road Cemetery

o   Topnotch Lower Meadow Cemetery


WATERVILLE - (founded in 1824), villages and communities within Waterville include: Waterville.

·       Town of Waterville, VT

·       Historic USGS Maps Covering Waterville, Vermont

·       Waterville Town Library:  P.O. Box 1472 - Waterville, VT 05492; Phone: (802) 644-5683.

·       Waterville Town Clerk:  850 VT Route 109, P.O. Box 31 - Waterville, VT 05492; Phone: (802) 644-8865


WOLCOTT - (founded in 1781), villages and communities within Wolcott include: North Wolcott, Wolcott, and Pottersville.

·       Town of Wolcott, VT

·       Wolcott Town Clerk:  P.O Box 100 - Wolcott, VT 05680;  Phone: (802) 888-2746.


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