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Hancock, Addison County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Hancock was chartered on July 31, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature.  Over 80 percent of its area is taken up by the Green Mountain National Forest.  The population was 323 at the 2010 census. [1] [2]

Historical Data

Addison County, Vermont GenWeb

Town Histories

Hancock heritage, 1781-1981: a collection of photographs, old and new, Hancock Historical Society (1980) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

The probate district for Hancock is Addison.
Addison Probate Court
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone: (802) 388-2612

City Directories


1871 map of Hancock Township


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

  • Hancock Village Cemetery - inscriptions found at Find A Grave site.
  • Hancock Village Cemetery (Old) - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Cemetery deeds, 1897-1975 and 1798-1869 are on microfilm at the Family History Library.


Church records, Hancock & Granville, VT, 1878-1922 - available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1783-1998, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Hancock Town Clerk's Office. These include Deeds, 1792-1853; index, 1792-1878Marriage certificates, 1862-1935, and Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1841-1998; indexes to births, marriages, deaths, 1785-1998.

HancockTown Clerk's Office:
48 Vermont 125
Hancock, VT 05748
Phone:(802) 767-3660


Addison County Independent ($)

Burlington Free Press

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies


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