Welcome to our Addison County Vermont genealogy website. The purpose of this site is to provide genealogists with an accurate historical view of Addison County, Vermont. While we provide, or link to, an extensive collection of biographies, cemetery transcriptions, census extractions, census images, directories, historical sketches, military records, and vital records for Addison County; the intent of our website is in providing a glimpse of Addison, it’s history, and the people who lived in and helped create it.
The county thus occupies a position on the western line of the State, between 40 50′ and 44 10′ north latitude, and between 3 38′ and 4 18′ east longitude, and is bounded west by Lake Champlain; north by the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg and a part of Huntington, in Chittenden; northeast by a part of Huntington, and by Warren and Roxbury, in Washington county; southeast by Braintree, in Orange county, and Rochester in Windsor county; and south by Benson, Sudbury, Brandon and Chittenden, in Rutland county. It is nearly thirty miles long from north to south, and thirty-three miles wide from west to east, and contains an area of about seven hundred square miles, divided into the following townships: Addison, Bridport, Bristol, Cornwall, Ferrisburgh, Goshen, Granville, Hancock, Lincoln, Leicester, Middlebury, Monkton, New Haven, Orwell, Panton, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Starksboro, Weybridge, Whiting and Waltham, exclusive of the territory occupied by Vergennes. The population at the census of 1880 was 24,180.
Genealogy of Addison County Vermont
- Addison, Vermont Genealogy
- Bridport Vermont Genealogy
- Bristol, Vermont Genealogy
- Cornwall, Vermont Genealogy
History of Addison County Vermont
- History of Addison County Vermont
- Early Explorations
- Advancing Settlements
- Civil Divisions
- Revolutionary Time Period
- African Americans in Addison County, Charlotte, and Hinesburgh, Vermont, 1790-1860
For this initial investigation, the author chose an area in Vermont’s Champlain Valley that included all of Addison County and the adjoining Chittenden County towns of Charlotte and Hinesburgh. She was aware of some black families that had lived in the area and this work would build on her own and others’ research. She turned for information to the usual public records, beginning with the eight federal censuses from 1790 to 1860. She then compiled census data into a roster listing every independent black household, a total of 104 names, and began to search for these men, women, and families.