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Bennington County Vermont Genealogy & History

Bennington County, Vermont genealogy and family history page is a place where you can come in and research your genealogy and family history. We also do our best to provide a history of the area, to provide you with an overview of the time in which your ancestors lived.

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Bennington County is located in the southwestern corner of Vermont, communities in Bennington County include: Arlington, Bennington, Bondville, Dorset, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Winhall and Woodford. The shire towns (county seats) are Bennington (the Southshire) and Manchester (the Northshire). Its largest town is Bennington.

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Origin of County Name

Bennington County was named after Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), the colonial governor of New Hampshire (1741–1766).

Bennington County Genealogy Records Online

Vermont Cemetey Records

Census Records

Church Records

Cities & Towns

Freemens Lists

Land Records

Military Records

Vital Records

Genealogy Research in Bennington County Vermont

The Bennington County, Vermont Town Clerk generally keeps the town records that include: records of births, marriages, deaths, burials, cemeteries, appointments, earmarks, estrays (records of stray animals), freemen’s oaths (men eligible to vote), land records, mortgages, name changes, care of the poor, school records, surveys, tax lists, town meeting minutes, voter registrations, and warnings out (of town).

Bennington County Clerk
207 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 447-2700

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Bennington Museum's research library
75 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-2885
Phone: (802) 447-1571
Bennington Museum's research library

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