Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Danville was charatered on October 31, 1786 by the Vermont Legislature. Villages and hamlets in Danville include: Danville, Greenbank Hollow, Harvey's Hollow (formerly South Danville), North Danville, and West Danville.  The population was 2,196 at the 2010 census. [1] [2]  

Historical Data
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Danville, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories
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Village in the hills : a history of Danville, Vermont, 1786-1995, by Susannah Clifford (1995) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Danville is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records
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City Directories
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Danville Business Directory, 1887 – 1888.

Danville Town Directories: 1888, 1909, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1935, and 1939.

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1875 map of Danville

1875 map of North, West and South Danville

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Danville. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Searchable Cemetery listings available at Danville, Vermont USGenWeb Page.

Cemetery records of the town of Danville, Vermont are available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1747 -2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Danville Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1788-1904; indexes to land records, 1788-1988.

Danville Town Clerk Office
36 U.S. 2
P.O. Box 183
Danville, VT 05828
Phone: (802) 684-3352
Email: danvtc36@yahoo.com

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Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Pope Memorial Library
121 Park St.
PO Box 273
Danville, VT 05828
Phone: (802) 684-2256
Website: http://popememoriallibrary.org/

Danville Historical Society
121 Hill St.
PO Box 274
Danville, VT 05828
Phone: (802) 684-2055
Website: http://danvillevthistorical.org/

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

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