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Bennington County, Vermont (Map It) was created on February 11, 1779 as one of the original two counties. This particular county was named in honor of Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), the colonial governor of New Hampshire (1741–1766). Learn More About State of Vermont History.
Bennington County is bordered by Rutland County (north), Windsor County (northeast), Windham County (east), Franklin County, Massachusetts (southeast), Berkshire County, Massachusetts (south), Rensselaer County, New York (southwest), Washington County, New York (northwest).
Bennington County Cities and Towns include Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Landgrove, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland, Winhall, Woodford. The Town Maps of Bennington County, Vermont contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Bennington County, Vermont Courthouse Records
Each town clerk's office holds the original deed, vital, tax, and town meeting records. Included in town or proprietor's meeting records are such valuable sources as lists of freemen (new voters in town), annual election of officers, school records, hog or cattle marks, warnings out to those for whom the town will not assume legal responsibility, militia, and accounts of various town officials. Even though the political division of county has little meaning in Vermont, there are some county land records, primarily for unorganized towns, and county court records located at the appropriate county office. Town Clerks also has copies of vital records birth, marriage, civil unions, divorce and death records.
Bennington County Courthouse, 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201; (802) 447-2700 Criminal 802-447-2727, has Land Records from 1782–1832 (county only) and Probate Records from 1778 to present. Bennington Probate District includes towns in the south part of the county and Manchester Probate District includes towns in the north part of the county
- Arlington Town Clerk, P.O. Box 304, Arlington, VT 05250; Phone: (802)375-2332
- Bennington Town Clerk, 205 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201; Phone: (802)442-1043
- Dorset Town Clerk, PO Box 0024, E. Dorset, VT 05253; Phone: (802)362-1178
- Landgrove Town Clerk, P. O. Box 508, Londonderry, VT 05148; Phone: (802)824-3716
- Manchester Town Clerk, P.O. Box 830, Manchester Center, VT 05255; Phone: (802)362-1315
- Peru Town Clerk, P.O. Box 127, Peru, VT 05152; Phone: (802)824-3065
- Pownal Town Clerk, P.O. Box 411, Pownal, VT 05261; Phone: (802)823-7757
- Readsboro Town Clerk, P.O. Box 187, Readsboro, VT 05350; Phone: (802)423-5405
- Rupert Town Clerk, P.O. Box 140, W. Rupert, VT 05776; Phone: (802)394-7728
- Sandgate Town Clerk, 2366 Sandgate Road, Sandgate, VT 05250; Phone: (802)375-9075
- Searsburg Town Clerk, P.O. Box 157, Wilmington, VT 05363; Phone: (802)464-8081
- Shaftsbury Town Clerk, P. O. Box 409, Shaftsbury, VT 05262; Phone: (802)442-4038
- Stamford Town Clerk, 986 Main Road, Stamford, VT 05352; Phone: (802)694-1361
- Sunderland Town Clerk, P.O. Box 295, E. Arlington, VT 05252; Phone: (802)375-6106
- Winhall Town Clerk, P.O. Box 389, Bondville, VT 05340; Phone: (802)297-2122
- Woodford Town Clerk, 1391 VT RTE 9, Woodford, VT 052019410; Phone: (802)442-4895