Waterville, Lamoille County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Waterville was chartered on November 15, 1824 by a Vermont Act of Incorporation. Waterville was created out of three parcels: Coits Gore, Belvidere Leg and part of Bakersfield. The town contains a little more than 10,000 acres, being essentially the valley through which the North Branch of the Lamoille River flows. Probably the town was given its name because the river was the most important feature, in the same way that Brookline was named in 1794.  The population at the 2010 US Census was 673. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Inventory of the town, village and city archives of Vermont, no. 8, Lamoille County, vol. 9, Town of Waterville - view a digital version of this document.

Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
  • Waterville, Vermont Death Records, 2000-2006, are available on FamilySearch.

Military Records
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Waterville, Vermont Enrolled Militia Records, 1866, can be found at FamilySearch.

Probate Records
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The probate district for Waterville is Lamoille.
Lamoille Probate Court
154 Main St.
PO Box 570
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Phone: (802) 888-3306

Church Records
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City Directories
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1878 map of Waterville Town

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Town Records 
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  • Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1903 -2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
  • Waterville, Vermont Land Records, 1855-1915, are available on FamilySearch (browse only images).
  • The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Waterville Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1824-1855; index to deeds, 1824-1914.

Waterville Town Clerk
850 Vermont 109
PO Box 31
Waterville, VT 05492
Phone: (802) 644-8865
Email: townofwaterville@myfairpoint.net

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

New and Citizen

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Waterville Town Library
850 VT Route 109
Waterville, VT 05492
Phone: (802) 644-5556
Email: librarian@watervillelib.org
Website: http://www.watervillelib.org/

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