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Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

Brief History

Cemeteries

Church Records

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories

Land Records

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories

Town Records

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Brief History

Milton was chartered on June 8, 1763.  In February 1782, the town was first settled by William Irish, Leonard Owen, Amos Mansfield, Absalom Taylor, and Thomas Dewey.

For the most part, Milton is one of Burlington's bedroom communities, though an effort is underway to attract businesses to an industrial park on the site of the former Catamount Stadium, for many years the only place to be on a Saturday night if you were a stock car racing fan.

Old maps depict Snake or Rattlesnake Mountain on the town's northern line, names long since dropped in favor of the more pleasing Arrowhead Mountain, appropriate due to the presence in the town of an ancient Native flint quarry.   [1] [2]

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

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

Probate Records

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

Military Records

City Directories

Maps

1869 map of Milton

Cemeteries

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

Churches

  • Trinity Episcopal Church Records, 1867-1946, are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Town Records.

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1948-2000, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

Milton, Vermont Land Records, 1854-1901, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Milton Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records, 1776-1811, 1850-May 2000; indexes, 1776 to 1968, and Deeds, 1788-1854; index to deeds, 1763-1935.

Milton Town Clerk
43 Bombardier Rd.
Mailing Address: PO Box 18
Milton VT 05468-3205
Phone: (802) 893-4111
Website: http://www.miltonvt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Milton Public Library
39 Bombardier Road
Milton VT 05468
Phone: (80) 893-4644
Email: library@town.milton.vt.us
Website: http://www.miltonlibraryvt.org

Milton Historical Society
13 School St.
Milton, VT 05468
Phone: (802) 893-1604
Email: miltonhistorical@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MiltonHistoricalSocietyVT/

References

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