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Orange County, Vermont (Map It) was created on February 22, 1781 from part of Cumberland County. This particular county was named in honor of William of Orange (1650–1702), Prince of Orange. Learn More About State of Vermont History.
Orange County Cities and Towns include Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Newbury, Orange, Randolph, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, Washington, West Fairlee, Williamstown. The Town Maps of Orange County, Vermont contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Orange 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.
Orange County Courthouse, 5 Court St, Chelsea, VT 05038; (802) 685-4610, has Land Records from 1771–1952; Tax 1789–1847; Misc. 1770–81 (county only) and Probate Records from 1792 to present. Randolph (now Orange) Probate District covers towns in western part of Orange County. Probate district covers towns in eastern part of Orange County; Bradford probates, absorbed by Orange Probate District (above) 1 June 1994. Court records are now at Vermont Public Records Division.
- Bradford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 339, Bradford, VT 05033 ; Phone: (802)222-4727
- Braintree Town Clerk, 932 Vt. Rt. 12A, Braintree, VT 05060 ; Phone: (802)728-9787
- Brookfield Town Clerk, P.O. Box 463, Brookfield, VT 05036 ; Phone: (802)276-3029
- Chelsea Town Clerk, P.O. Box 266, Chelsea, VT 05038 ; Phone: (802)685-4460
- Corinth Town Clerk, P.O. Box 461, Corinth, VT 05039 ; Phone: (802)439-5850
- Fairlee Town Clerk, P.O. Box 95, Fairlee, VT 05045 ; Phone: (802)333-4363
- Newbury Town Clerk, P.O. Box 126, Newbury, VT 05051 ; Phone: (802)866-5521
- Orange Town Clerk, P.O. Box 233, E. Barre, VT 05649 ; Phone: (802)479-2673
- Randolph Town Clerk, Drawer B, Randolph, VT 05060 ; Phone: (802)728-5682
- Strafford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 27, Strafford, VT 05072 ; Phone: (802)765-4411
- Thetford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 126, Thetford Center, VT 05075
- Topsham Town Clerk, P.O. Box 69, Topsham, VT 05076 ; Phone: (802)439-5505
- Tunbridge Town Clerk, P.O. Box 6, Tunbridge, VT 05077 ; Phone: (802)889-5521
- Vershire Town Clerk, 6894 VT Rte 113, Vershire, VT 05079 ; Phone: (802)685-2227
- Washington Town Clerk, 2895 VT Rt. 110, Washington, VT 05675 ; Phone: (802)883-2218
- West Fairlee Town Clerk, P.O. Box 615, W. Fairlee, VT 05083 ; Phone: (802)333-9696
- Williamstown Town Clerk, P.O. Box 646, Williamstown, VT 05679 ; Phone: (802)433-5455