Winooski, Chittenden County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The history of Winooski dates back to 1763, with this area being chartered on June 7, 1763. The grant was to include Burlington and the area known as Colchester. The area north of the Winooski River soon became known as Winooski Falls and with the power supplied by the river this area was responsible for much of the areas industrial growth. By 1866, the Town Clerks office was established in Winooski Village.

The City's focal point became the new Winooski Block, built in 1867, and served as a community center and business block.

In 1921, Winooski Village sought from the Vermont legislature to request a charter change allowing it separate itself from Colchester and become a city. The charter change was approved by the legislature and in the March elections of 1922 on a vote of 176 to 78 Winooski became a city. H. A. Bailey was sworn in as the city's first Mayor of this one square mile area. [1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Look around Winooski, Vermont, David J Blow and James N Hunt (1972) - find this book in a library.

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 Winooski 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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City Directories
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Winooski City Directory (1903-1960) are available on ($)

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1869 map of Winooski Falls

1869 map of Winooski Part Town

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

  • Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

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Town Records
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Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-2001, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include  Land records and deeds, 1774-1912; indexes, 1763-1922.

The City of Winooski
27 West Allen Streeet
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6410

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Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Winooski Memorial Library
32 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT 05404
Phone: (802) 655-6424

Winooski Historical Society

References[edit | edit source]

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