Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Georgia was chartered on August 17, 1763 and named for King George III. It would seem the early residents were not all that interested in the origin of the name. As anti-British as any of the colonies during the Revolution, no effort was ever made to change it.

The War of 1812 was fairly unpopular throughout Vermont, but particularly so in the northern towns which relied heavily on trade with Canada. Smuggling was fairly common, except in Georgia, where the townspeople seemed determined to support the embargo on Canadian trade, regardless of their neighbors' sentiments. Their blockade was so effective that smugglers took to calling Georgia "Hell's Gate". The nickname stuck long after the war was over and people had forgotten its origin.   [1]  [2]   

Historical Data
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Georgia, Franklin Co., Vermont GenWeb

Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records
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Land Records
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Georgia, Vermont, Land Records, 1851-1902, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Probate Records
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Franklin Probate Division
17 Church St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone: (802) 524-7948

Franklin County, Vermont Probate Records, 1860-1910, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

Church Records
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church (East Georgia, Vermont) Records, 1876-1940, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

City Directories
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Maps
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1871 map of Georgia Town

1871 map of Georgia, Georgia Town West, and Georgia East

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Cemetery Records of the Town of Georgia, Vermont are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records
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Georgia, Vermont Death Records, 2000-2006, are available at FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Georgia Town Clerk's Office. These include: Vital records of Georgia, Vermont, 1857-July 2000, Town records, 1789-1889, and Deeds, 1788-1851; index to deeds, 1788-1927.

Georgia Town Clerk
47 Town Common Rd North
St Albans, VT 05478
Phone:(802) 524-3524
Website: http://www.townofgeorgia.com/

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

St. Albans Messenger

Vermont Online Historical Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Town of Georgia Public Library
1697 Ethan Allen Hwy
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: (802) 524-4643
Email: gplvt@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.georgia.lib.vt.us/

Georgia Historical Society

References
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