Stamford, Bennington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Stamford is one of the oldest towns in Vermont, chartered in 1753 by Benning Wentworth, Governor of New Hampshire. The 1753 date, for the first grant of Stamford, makes this one of the oldest of the New Hampshire Grants. The outbreak of the last of the French and Indian wars kept the grantees from making a settlement within the required amount of time, so Wentworth renewed their grant in 1764.  It was chartered by the name of New Stamford, but after the Revolution it dropped the New, and became simply Stamford. [1][2]

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to to find published materials for this town.

Brief History of Stamford, excerpts from a 1993 Stamford Historical Society article written in 1993.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of Stamford kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Stamford kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The probate district for Stamford is Bennington.
Bennington Probate Division
207 South St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: (802) 447-2705

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1856 map of Stamford

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Stamford. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Bennington County, website at this link.

  • Houghton Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Lee Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Millard Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Sportsmans Road Cemetery (aka Old Bridges Cemetery)

Churches[edit | edit source]

1. Stamford Community Church
    1059 Main Rd.
    Stamford, VT 05352
    Phone:(802) 694-1533

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005, can be found on FamilySerach (browse only images) at this link.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Stamford Town Clerks Office. These include Land records, 1777-1913; indexes to land records, 1780-1977, and Town and vital records, 1812-1867.

Town of Stamford
986 Main St
Stamford, VT 05352
Phone: (802) 694-1361

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Bennington Banner Newspaper

North Adams Transcript

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Stamford Community Library
986 Main St.
Stamford, VT 05352
Phone: (802) 694-1379

Stamford Historical Society
Town Clerk's office, Stamford, VT
Mailing Address: c/o Town Clerk, 986 Main Road, Stamford, VT 05352
Phone: (802) 694-1361

References[edit | edit source]

  1. History of the Town of Stamford,T. E. Brownell,
  2. Brief History of Stamford, excerpts from a 1993 Stamford Historical Society article,

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