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Our Genealogy Helper for Rainbow ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rainbow (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rainbow. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rainbow is located in Hartford County.

To see how the shape of Connecticut's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hartford County: Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland & Hampden (MA).

Below are the counties that are near Rainbow. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rainbow:

  • Hartford County     (The home county of Rainbow)
    • Poquonock [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquonock
      • Poquonock [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquonock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquonock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquonock<3>
    • Windsor Locks [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor Locks
      • Windsor Locks [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor Locks
    • Green Manor Village [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Manor Village
      • Green Manor Village [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Manor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Manor Village
    • East Granby [Hartford County]
    • Higley Village [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higley Village
      • Higley Village [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higley Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higley Village
    • Spring Village [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Warehouse Point [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point
      • Warehouse Point [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point
    • Windsor Locks [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor Locks
      • Windsor Locks [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor Locks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor Locks<3>
    • East Granby [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Granby
      • East Granby [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Granby
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Tariffville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tariffville
      • Tariffville [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tariffville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tariffville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tariffville<3>
    • Suffield Depot [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffield Depot
      • Suffield Depot [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield Depot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffield Depot
  • Litchfield County
    • Hampsted [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampsted
      • Hampsted [Litchfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampsted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampsted
    • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County]
    • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkhamsted
      • Barkhamsted [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barkhamsted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkhamsted
    • New Hartford [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hartford
      • New Hartford [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hartford<3>
    • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Meadow
      • Pine Meadow [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Meadow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Meadow<3>
    • Puddle Town [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puddle Town
      • Puddle Town [Litchfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puddle Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puddle Town
    • Browns Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Corner
      • Browns Corner [Litchfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Corner
    • New Hartford [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hartford
      • New Hartford [Litchfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,656 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hartford
    • Riverton [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Litchfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
    • Torrington [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
      • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Winsted [Litchfield County]
    • Colebrook [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colebrook
      • Colebrook [Litchfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colebrook
  • Middlesex County
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • Lake Pocotopaug [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Pocotopaug
      • Lake Pocotopaug [Middlesex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Pocotopaug have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Pocotopaug
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
  • New Haven County
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<3>
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcott
      • Wolcott [New Haven County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolcott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcott
    • Wolcott [New Haven County]
    • South Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Meriden
      • South Meriden [New Haven County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Meriden
    • Autumn HIll [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autumn HIll
      • Autumn HIll [New Haven County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autumn HIll
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [New Haven County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
    • Yalesville [New Haven County]
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
      • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<3>
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [New Haven County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
  • New London County
    • North Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westchester
      • North Westchester [New London County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Westchester<3>
    • Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westchester
      • Westchester [New London County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westchester
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<3>
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • North Franklin [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Franklin
      • North Franklin [New London County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Franklin<3>
    • Gilman [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [New London County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman<3>
    • Franklin [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [New London County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Salem [New London County]
    • Baltic [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
      • Baltic [New London County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<3>
    • Bozrah [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozrah
      • Bozrah [New London County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozrah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozrah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozrah<3>
    • Hadlyme [New London County]
  • Tolland County
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellington<3>
    • Somersville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersville
      • Somersville [Tolland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersville<3>
    • Ellington [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
      • Ellington [Tolland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellington
    • Rockville [Tolland County]
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
    • Somers [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Tolland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
    • Somers [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Tolland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Somers has also been known as:
      • Central Somers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somers<3>
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Tolland [Tolland County]
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
  • Windham County
    • Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Windham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • West Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ashford
      • West Ashford [Windham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ashford
    • Westford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westford
      • Westford [Windham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westford
    • Warrenville [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenville
      • Warrenville [Windham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenville
    • Willimantic [Windham County]
    • Ashford [Windham County]
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaplin
      • Chaplin [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaplin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaplin
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
    • Eastford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastford
      • Eastford [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastford
    • North Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Windham
      • North Windham [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Windham<3>
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eastford [Windham County]
  • Berkshire County (MA)
    • East Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otis
      • East Otis [Berkshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sandisfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandisfield
      • Sandisfield [Berkshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
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    • South Sandisfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sandisfield
      • South Sandisfield [Berkshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
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    • Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis
      • Otis [Berkshire County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Otis [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Otis
      • North Otis [Berkshire County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
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    • Southfield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southfield
      • Southfield [Berkshire County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Marlborough [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Marlborough
      • New Marlborough [Berkshire County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,458 people
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    • Monterey [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Berkshire County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 924 people
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    • Becket [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Becket
      • Becket [Berkshire County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Becket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tyringham [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyringham
      • Tyringham [Berkshire County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyringham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sheffield [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Berkshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,129 people
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    • Washington [Berkshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Berkshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Franklin County (MA)
    • Whately [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whately
      • Whately [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,567 people
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    • Leverett [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leverett
      • Leverett [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,837 people
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    • Sunderland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunderland
      • Sunderland [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunderland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shutesbury [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shutesbury
      • Shutesbury [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shutesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Conway [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,873 people
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  • Hampden County (MA)
    • Feeding Hills [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feeding Hills
      • Feeding Hills [Hampden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
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    • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosmer Corner
      • Hosmer Corner [Hampden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
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    • Southwick [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
      • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
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    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
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    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
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    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
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    • Westfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Baptist Village [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Village
      • Baptist Village [Hampden County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Village
    • Chicopee [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
  • Hampshire County (MA)
    • Southampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southampton
      • Southampton [Hampshire County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southampton
    • Huntington [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Hampshire County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Easthampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easthampton
      • Easthampton [Hampshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easthampton
    • South Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hadley
      • South Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hadley
    • Granby [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Hampshire County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
    • Westhampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhampton
      • Westhampton [Hampshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhampton
    • Bondsville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondsville
      • Bondsville [Hampshire County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondsville
    • Florence [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hampshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Belchertown [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belchertown
      • Belchertown [Hampshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belchertown
    • Hadley [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
      • Hadley [Hampshire County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
    • Leeds [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
      • Leeds [Hampshire County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
  • Worcester County (MA)
    • Warren [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Worcester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Sturbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturbridge
      • Sturbridge [Worcester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturbridge
    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southbridge
      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southbridge
    • West Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Brookfield
      • West Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Brookfield
    • Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Charlton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlton
      • Charlton [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlton
    • East Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brookfield
      • East Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brookfield
    • Hardwick [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwick
      • Hardwick [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardwick
    • New Braintree [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Braintree
      • New Braintree [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Braintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Braintree
    • North Brookfield [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brookfield
      • North Brookfield [Worcester County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Brookfield
    • Dudley [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Worcester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rainbow, see our County-by-County Page for Rainbow.

Newspapers Published in Rainbow ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 312 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rainbow.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rainbow, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rainbow.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rainbow:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts

Cemeteries Near Rainbow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rainbow.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rainbow covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Joseph's RC Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
  • Ye Olde Poquonock Burial Grounds
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ye Olde Poquonock Burial Grounds
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ye Olde Poquonock Burial Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ye Olde Poquonock Burial Grounds
  • Elm Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elm Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elm Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • East Granby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Granby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Granby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Granby Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Springdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale Cemetery
    • Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Cemetery
    • Veterans Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Veterans Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Palisado Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palisado Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palisado Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisado Cemetery
    • Town Street Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Town Street Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Town Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Street Cemetery
    • North End Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North End Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North End Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • King Street Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Street Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Street Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rainbow had a population of 300 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rainbow, with the one closest to Rainbow listed first.

  • Rainbow [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow
    • Rainbow [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rainbow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow
  • Poquonock [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquonock
    • Poquonock [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 675 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Poquonock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquonock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquonock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquonock<3>
  • East Granby [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Granby
    • East Granby [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Granby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Granby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Granby<3>
  • Tariffville [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tariffville
    • Tariffville [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 340 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tariffville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tariffville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tariffville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tariffville<3>
  • North Bloomfield [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bloomfield
    • North Bloomfield [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Bloomfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hayden [Hartford County]
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    • Hayden [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hayden had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warehouse Point [Hartford County]
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      • Warehouse Point [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 950 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warehouse Point had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Windsor Locks [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor Locks [Hartford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,758 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Windsor Locks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor Locks<3>
    • Hoskins [Hartford County]
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      • Hoskins [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 148 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hoskins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoskins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point Station
      • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warehouse Point Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warehouse Point Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Suffield [Hartford County]
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      • Suffield [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Suffield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffield<3>
    • West Suffield [Hartford County]
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      • West Suffield [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 775 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Suffield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Suffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Suffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Suffield<3>
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Windsor had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<3>
    • Granby [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Granby had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granby<3>
    • Simsbury [Hartford County]
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      • Simsbury [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainbow
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 918 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Simsbury had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsbury<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rainbow. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rainbow.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rainbow ...

While our initial data about Rainbow came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rainbow in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rainbow.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rainbow:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rainbow. See our Misc Page for Rainbow for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Connecticut

About Hartford County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainbow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainbow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9182, Longitude: -72.6926       In this case, the coordinates for Rainbow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rainbow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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