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Vermont Sheriff's Departments: Windsor County

map of our county Sheriff D. Michael Chamberlain Windsor County Sheriff's Department
62 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 478
Woodstock, VT 05091


Phone: (802) 457-5211
Fax: (802) 457-5215

Website: vtsheriffs.com/coming-soon.php

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History

Windsor County is situated in southeastern Vermont above Windham County. Windsor County is Vermont's largest County in size at 927 square miles.

Vermont history has recorded that counties were set and defined by the needs of a Probate District according to growth and population. This resulted in multiple probate districts. In 1779 there were four probate districts in Cumberland County (Guilford, Rockingham, Windsor and Barnet). In 1781 Cumberland County was abolished and the counties of Windsor, Windham, and Orange were formed. Windsor County was incorporated on February 21, 1781 and its shire town is Woodstock.

Our Department's Historical Listing of Sheriffs'

The establishment and election of Sheriffs for their respective district is found in Chapter II "Plan or Frame of Government" Section 50 of the Constitution of the State of Vermont.

Listed are the Elected Sheriffs of Windsor County, State of Vermont to present:

  1. 1781 - Briant Brown (Windsor, Vermont) was the first elected Sheriff of Windsor County but resigned immediately after to become a Windsor County Clerk.
  2. 1781-1782 - Ebenezer Brewster (Dresden, NH) was appointed to replace Briant Brown.
  3. 1782-1787 - Benjamin Wait, Windsor
  4. 1787-1790 - Paul Brigham, Norwich
  5. 1790-1796 - William Sweetser, Windsor
  6. 1796-1798 - Lucius Hubbard, Chester
  7. 1798-1802 - William Rice, Woodstock
  8. 1802-1810 - William Strong, Hartford
  9. 1810-1814 - Pascal P. Enos, Windsor
  10. 1814-1815 - Amos Heald, Chester
  11. 1815-1820 - Solomon W. Burke, Woodstock
  12. 1820-1830 - Asaph Fletcher, Jr., Woodstock
  13. 1830-1834 - Lysander Raymond, Woodstock
  14. 1834-1837 - Daniel Bowen, Weathersfield
  15. 1837-1839 - John Pettis, Windsor
  16. 1839-1842 - Joel Lull Jr., Windsor
  17. 1842-1844 - Zenas F. Hyde, Cavendish
  18. 1844-1845 - David Bosworth, Bethel
  19. 1845-1850 - Gilman Henry, Woodstock
  20. 1850-1868 - Lorenzo Richmond, Woodstock
  21. 1868-1880 - Surrey W. Stimson, Ludlow
  22. 1880-1884 - Rollin Amsden, Windsor
  23. 1884-1888 - Gardner J Wallace, Bethel
  24. 1888-1892 - Wilson S. Lovell, Springfield
  25. 1892-1896 - Lester C. Howe, Ludlow
  26. 1896-1900 - Romaine A Spafford, Springfield
  27. 1900-1904 - Daniel C. Jones, Royalton
  28. 1904-1906 - Henry H. Peck, Hartford
  29. 1906-1910 - Eugene A. Thomas, Woodstock
  30. 1910-1916 - James H. Kiniry, Windsor
  31. 1916-1921 - James McDonald, Ludlow
  32. 1921-1929 - Wallis Fairbanks, Springfield
  33. 1929-1947 - Ernest H. Schoenfeld,Springfield
  34. 1947-1975 - Melvin W. Moore, Springfield
  35. 1975-1979 - John T. Goode, Woodstock
  36. 1979-1995 - Michael Chamberlain, Woodstock
  37. 1995-1999 - William G. Heinz, Weathersfield
  38. 1999-Present - Michael Chamberlain, Woodstock
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