Research Materials In the Poultney Historical Society Library

Pathways to Poultney’s Past – Using the resources of our library

Explore Poultney’s past through the numerous resources in our Research and Genealogical Library, including over 900 student report cards from Poultney schools.

Public Records (WPA files):

Church records, marriages, census, and cemetery listings, etc.

Family history collection
Poultney Family genealogies

Maps showing businesses and houses in the mid to late 1800’s
Rosters of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers

History of Poultney, Joslin & Frisbee 1875, reprinted 1990 – Local history, biography and family history.
Cemetery Inscriptions of Rutland Co Poultney, Margaret Jenks 1996. – Lists names, dates and location of all stones in each cemetery
The Historic Architecture of Rutland Co Poultney, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
New Lives in the Valley, Gwilym R Roberts 1998 – Slate Quarries and Quarry Villages in North Wales, New York, and Vermont. 1850-1920
Poultney: A Chronicle of Yesterday, Alison Rees Latham, 1961
The Women and Children of Poultney, Rutland Co. Vermont Fleeing Burgoyne’s Forces 6 July 1777, Margaret Jenks 2005 – Historical biography of the women known to have lived in Poultney at this time
Matters Historical: A collection of Area History, CL Parker as Published in The Area News. Vol. 1 1986
Reflections of Poultney’s Past Vol. 2 C L Parker – Area history
Rutland Co. Probate Extracts 1781-1814, Vol. 1 Margaret Jenks and Danielle Roberts 2005
Historic Houses of East Poultney – History and photos of homes of early families

The Poultney Journal: – Town newspaper from approximately 1880 to 1925 (some years not available)
“Days of Long Ago”– Newspaper articles by Charles Ripley

A large collection of photographs includes Poultney residents, businesses, and landscapes. You may view a selection of these photos on this website under “Collections.” There are many more photos available for viewing in our research library.

We invite you to donate your family history to us. Please mail to:

The Poultney Historical Society
PO Box 605
East Poultney,  VT 05741