Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Essex was chartered on June 7, 1763.  Essex can be a bit confusing in the same way as the towns of Chittenden and Washington: none are in the county of the same name.

A considerable number of IBM's microprocessor chips are developed in Essex. The plant was located here in 1957 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007.

Essex town had a population of 19,587 in the 2010 US Census making it the second largest town in Vermont.  [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records
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The probate district for Essex is Chittenden.
Chittenden District Probate Court
175 Main St.
PO Box 511
Burlington VT 05402
Phone: (802) 651-1518

Military Records
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Essex Vermont Enrolled Militia records, 1863-1865 are available online.

City Directories
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Maps
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1869 map of Essex, Essex Center

1869 map of Essex Junction

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Essex Common Burial Ground - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Essex Junction Village Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Fairview Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Holy Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Mountain View Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Saint James Episcopal Church Memorial Garden - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches
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Congregational Church (Essex, Vermont) Records, 1797-1939, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1834-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Essex Vermont Land Records, 1850-1904; general index, 1786-1902 can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Essex Town Clerk's Office. These include Town records, v. 1-2, 1774-1861, and Deeds, 1786-1851.

Essex Town Clerk
81 Main St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0413
Website: http://www.essex.org/

Newspapers
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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies
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Essex Free Library
1 Browns River Rd.
Essex, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 879-0313
Library Website


Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone:(802) 878-6955
Website: http://www.brownelllibrary.org/

Essex Community Historical Society

References[edit | edit source]

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