Welcome to Strafford, Vermont

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  This is a rough and mountainous township, with very little productive land, on the west side of Connecticut River, and connected with Orford, N.H., by a bridge across that river. 

  Fairlee pond is two miles in length and about three fourths of a mile wide.  It formerly had no fish.  Some years ago a gentleman placed some pickerel in it, and the legislature passed a law protecting the fish from molestation for two years.  Since that time the pond has had an abundance of pickerel, of good size and quality. 

  Boundaries.  North by Bradford, east by Connecticut River, which separates it from Orford, N. H., south by Thetford, and west by West Fairlee. 

  Distances.  Seventeen miles east south-east from Chelsea, and thirty-one south-east from Montpelier.  The Connecticut River Railroad passes through this town. 

(Gazetteer of Vermont, by John Hayward, 1849, p. 60-61) 


The Strafford Historical Society

P.O. Box 67, Strafford, VT  05072

Contact:  Gwenda Smith Phone: 802-765-4321

Museum Visitors Welcome Hours By appointment.

Strafford Town Clerk

Office located on the Green
Shelby Coburn  - PO Box 27 -  Strafford, VT 05072
Phone:  802-765-4411

T-W, 8:00 am-5:00 pm  ~  Thu 8-7   Fri  8-Noon



Strafford Query Posting

Please feel free to post a surname query for your ancestors  in Strafford 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.


Strafford Lookup Volunteers

If you have any reference material on the Strafford 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.

"Gazetteer of Orange County, Vermont, 1762-1888", 
Compiled by Hamilton Child, June 1888 ~ 
K. Neal

Smith, Gwenda, 
"The Town House", Strafford, Vermont: 
The Strafford Historical Society, 1992 
[includes information on early history, settlers, 
initial pew-purchasers, etc.]
Gil Varney

Guidelines for requesting lookups:

On the subject line enter Strafford Lookup.
Put the name of the Source you are researching in the first line. 
Limit your request to 1 or 2 specific names on separate lines. 

Don't forget to thank your volunteer
for their time and effort!!!



Strafford Surnames

Following are names of Strafford families, with the email addresses of individuals who are willing to share information with other researchers, or they want to be listed as as contacts who are searching for this surname. 

This procedure was established prior to our new COUNTY wide Query and Records Board. 

There is also a SEARCH engine on the main page of Orange County. 

Should you wish to POST on the Orange County page do so by clicking here:


Frank Allen
Roxanna BRAGG,  m. Dexter ALLEN 1850 
Gabriele Hammon
Assenatha, of Strafford.
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
Bambi Dingman
Bambi Dingman
Mary Fotis
Mary Fotis
Angela Fergus
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
Anne Philiben
Angela Fergus
Ginny Gilbert Day
Have info on American Rev. soldiers in Strafford.
Francelia Johnson
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
HALL (Benjamin)
Betty Stevenson
Anne Philiben
Francelia Johnson
Gladys Wahl
Anne Philiben
Allan Gilbertson
Anne Philiben
Frank Myers
Fred Downs
Will exchange Pingry info with researchers in Strafford/Orange.
Francelia Johnson
Seeks contact with Preston researchers.
William L. Smith
Michele Stepto
Vaughn L. Simon
Sylvia J. Taylor
Seeks info on David & Phoebe & children.
Allan Gilbertson
Gladys Wahl
John Hyland
John Williams, b. 1766; m. Sally Hopkins.

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Vermont Coordinator ~ Karima

Orange County Genealogy Project.
Founded 21 September 1996. 

Strafford Vermont Page established 
8 March 1997 by Brenda Thomas 

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