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:

 ORANGE COUNTY QUERY PAGE

ALLEN/BRAGG
Frank Allen
Roxanna BRAGG,  m. Dexter ALLEN 1850 
ANNAS
Gabriele Hammon
Assenatha, of Strafford.
ANNIS
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
AVERY
Bambi Dingman
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BARTON
Bambi Dingman
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BATCHELOR
Mary Fotis
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BLAISDELL
Mary Fotis
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CAMBER
Angela Fergus
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CLOSSON
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
CRESSEY
Anne Philiben
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DATA
Angela Fergus
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GILBERT
Ginny Gilbert Day
Have info on American Rev. soldiers in Strafford.
GOVE
Francelia Johnson
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GREEN
Larita Neeley
Complete information on many.
HALL (Benjamin)
Betty Stevenson
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HAND
Anne Philiben
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HARDING
Francelia Johnson
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HEDGES
Gladys Wahl
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HOYT
Anne Philiben
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HUBBARD
Allan Gilbertson
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LYON
Anne Philiben
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MILLER
Frank Myers
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PINGRY
Fred Downs
Will exchange Pingry info with researchers in Strafford/Orange.
PRESCOTT
Francelia Johnson
Seeks contact with Preston researchers.
PRESTON
William L. Smith
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ROBINSON
Michele Stepto
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SANBORN
Vaughn L. Simon
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SESSIONS
Sylvia J. Taylor
Seeks info on David & Phoebe & children.
SLACK
Allan Gilbertson
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WHITMORE
Gladys Wahl
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WILLIAMS
John Hyland
John Williams, b. 1766; m. Sally Hopkins.

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