Welcome to Brookfield, Vermont

Genealogy & History

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A drive through the towns comprising the Brookfields is an experience. Brookfield seems to exists in another era.  It is the only town in the state of Vermont whose main street is a dirt road. Its backdrop is historic old houses. 
Easily one of the most picturesque four corners in all of New England, 
this sleepy community belies its vivid past.

Among its boasts, are the states oldest continuously operating library (established in 1791), and a house in which the Prince of Wales, father of Queen Victoria, not only slept in but also received a kick in the pants.

Sunset Lake is crossed by a floating bridge, buoyed by 380 barrels, (the lake is too deep to support a pillared span). The lake is the site of much fishing off the bridge and in January it is a coveted viewing point for one of New England's last remaining ice harvest festivals.  At the village center is Green Trails Inn with extensive cross country skiing trails.

The Historical Society of Brookfield
At the Marvin Newton House
P.O. Box 447, or Ridge Rd.
Brookfield, VT 05036
 Phone: 802-276-3927 or 802-276-3277

The house was the home of a Brookfield blacksmith and is now operated as a museum. Collections include costumes, 19th-century home furnishings, locally manufactured articles, photographs, and local ephemera. 

There are guided tours, an annual ice cream social, and other special events.

Contact Person: Gary Lord, President; Chuck Barnum, Treasurer.

Hours and Admission: 
July and Aug, Sun, 2 – 5pm, 
and by special arrangement. 
Admission $2 donation. 

Not accessible to the disabled.

Brookfield Town Clerk - Pat F. Nash
P.O. Box 463, Brookfield VT 05036
Phone: 802/276-3352
Open Hours: M-Tu-Fr. 8:30AM-4:30PM


Brookfield Query Posting

Please feel free to post a surname query for in Brookfield on the 
Orange County Query Page

If your lines are not in Orange County, please do not enter a query on the Orange County Query Board. 
Post it in the correct county. 

Current and Archived Queries with information on how to Post your own query on the query page.


Brookfield Lookup Volunteers

If you have any reference material on the Brookfield area, or would like to volunteer to do lookups, 

We need volunteers who will help researchers. 
please let me know if you can assist in this.

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Vermont Coordinator ~ Karima

Orange County Genealogy Project.
Founded 21 September 1996. 

Brookfield Vermont Page established
4 January 1998.

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