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Our Genealogy Helper for Braintree ...

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 Braintree (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 Braintree. 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.

A Few Details for Braintree ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Braintree was settled in 1634.
  • It was incorporated in 1640.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Braintree is located in Norfolk County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Norfolk County: Bristol, Middlesex, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester & Providence (RI).

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

  • Norfolk County     (The home county of Braintree)
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
    • West Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Quincy
      • West Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Quincy
    • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk Downs
      • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk Downs
    • Wollaston [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollaston
      • Wollaston [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollaston
    • North Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Weymouth
      • North Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Weymouth
    • Milton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Montclair [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montclair
      • Montclair [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
    • East Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Weymouth
      • East Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Weymouth
    • Milton Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton Village
      • Milton Village [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Village
    • Holbrook [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • South Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Weymouth
      • South Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Weymouth
    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
  • Barnstable County
    • Bourne [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
      • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
  • Bristol County
    • South Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Easton
      • South Easton [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Easton
    • North Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Easton
      • North Easton [Bristol County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Easton
    • Easton Center [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton Center
      • Easton Center [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton Center
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Furnace Village [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Village
      • Furnace Village [Bristol County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Village
    • East Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Mansfield
      • East Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Mansfield
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Raynham [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
    • Raynham Center [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham Center
      • Raynham Center [Bristol County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham Center
    • Norton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton [Bristol County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Taunton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taunton
      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taunton
    • Chartley [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chartley
      • Chartley [Bristol County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chartley
    • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro Falls
      • Attleboro Falls [Bristol County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attleboro Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro Falls
  • Essex County
    • Nahant [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
      • Nahant [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahant
    • Saugus [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugus
      • Saugus [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugus
    • West Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lynn
      • West Lynn [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lynn
    • Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Swampscott [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampscott
      • Swampscott [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swampscott
    • Marblehead [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
      • Marblehead [Essex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marblehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
    • West Town Landing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Town Landing
      • West Town Landing [Essex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Town Landing
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnfield
    • Peabody [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peabody
    • Salem [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Beverly [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Brigadoon Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigadoon Village
      • Brigadoon Village [Essex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigadoon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigadoon Village
    • Danvers [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Essex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
  • Middlesex County
    • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
      • Chestnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
    • Eliot [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eliot
      • Eliot [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eliot
    • Huron Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron Village
      • Huron Village [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huron Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron Village
    • Newton Center [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Center
      • Newton Center [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Center
    • Newton Highlands [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Highlands
      • Newton Highlands [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Highlands
    • Newton Upper Falls [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Upper Falls
      • Newton Upper Falls [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Upper Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Upper Falls
    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
    • Everett [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
      • Everett [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Newtonville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonville
      • Newtonville [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtonville
    • North Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Village
    • Waban [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waban
      • Waban [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waban
  • Plymouth County
    • Hingham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
    • Accord [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
      • Accord [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Montello [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montello
      • Montello [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montello
    • North Abington [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Abington
      • North Abington [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Abington
    • Rockland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Abington [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abington
      • Abington [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
    • Brockton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
    • Whitman [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitman
      • Whitman [Plymouth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman
    • North Scituate [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scituate
      • North Scituate [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scituate
    • Norwell [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwell
      • Norwell [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwell
    • Hanson [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanson
      • Hanson [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanson
    • Hanover [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
  • Suffolk County
    • Mattapan Station [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapan Station
      • Mattapan Station [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapan Station
    • Mattapan [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapan
      • Mattapan [Suffolk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapan
    • Dorchester [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Hyde Park [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
    • Roslindale [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslindale
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Readville [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readville
      • Readville [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readville
    • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonybrook Village
      • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonybrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonybrook Village
    • South Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamaica Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamaica Plain
    • West Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Roxbury
      • West Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Roxbury
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Worcester County
    • Cordaville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordaville
      • Cordaville [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordaville
    • Fayville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayville
      • Fayville [Worcester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayville
    • Milford [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Worcester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,965 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • South Milford [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Milford
      • South Milford [Worcester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Milford
    • Southborough [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southborough
      • Southborough [Worcester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southborough
    • Southville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southville
      • Southville [Worcester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southville
    • Hopedale [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopedale
      • Hopedale [Worcester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopedale
    • White City [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Worcester County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • East Blackstone [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Blackstone
      • East Blackstone [Worcester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Blackstone
    • Millerville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerville
      • Millerville [Worcester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerville
    • Mendon [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendon
      • Mendon [Worcester County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendon
    • Upton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upton
      • Upton [Worcester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upton
    • Blackstone [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackstone
      • Blackstone [Worcester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackstone
  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Bristol County (RI)
    • Warren [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Bristol County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,469 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
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
  • Providence County (RI)
    • Burnt Swamp Corner [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Swamp Corner
      • Burnt Swamp Corner [Providence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Swamp Corner
    • Arnold Mills [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold Mills
      • Arnold Mills [Providence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold Mills
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Albion [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Berkeley [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley
      • Berkeley [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley
    • Cumberland Hill [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Hill
      • Cumberland Hill [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Hill
    • Darlington [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
    • Valley Falls [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Falls
      • Valley Falls [Providence County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
    • Central Falls [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Falls
      • Central Falls [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Falls
    • Lime Rock [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Rock
    • Pawtucket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
      • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Braintree ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Braintree.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Braintree. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Braintree and those printed in the larger area surrounding Braintree.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km] of Braintree.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Braintree:

  • 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 Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Braintree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Braintree.

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 Braintree covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Braintree had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Braintree had a population of 37,074 people.

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

  • Braintree [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
    • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Braintree had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braintree
  • South Braintree [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Braintree
    • South Braintree [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Braintree
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Braintree had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Braintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Braintree
  • East Braintree [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Braintree
    • East Braintree [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Braintree
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Braintree had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Braintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Braintree
  • Quincy Point [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy Point
    • Quincy Point [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Braintree
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Quincy Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quincy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy Point
  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Braintree
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,723 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quincy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
  • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
    • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weymouth had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
  • Continue List ...
    • Weymouth Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth Heights
      • Weymouth Heights [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weymouth Heights had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weymouth Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth Heights
    • West Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Quincy
      • West Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Quincy had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Quincy
    • Wollaston [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollaston
      • Wollaston [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wollaston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollaston
    • North Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Weymouth
      • North Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Weymouth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Weymouth
    • East Milton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Milton
      • East Milton [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Milton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Milton
    • Milton [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Norfolk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Braintree
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,272 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,537 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Randolph [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Braintree
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,362 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Randolph had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Holbrook [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Braintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,014 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holbrook had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
    • South Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Weymouth
      • South Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Braintree
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Weymouth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Weymouth

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Braintree ...

While our initial data about Braintree came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Braintree 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 Braintree.

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 Braintree:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

George#&160;F. Cram Map of Massachusetts (1901)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Massachusetts (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Braintree in these Censuses: 2010-1900. See our Census Page for Braintree for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Braintree: www.braintreema.gov/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.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 from Point A (ie- Braintree) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Braintree. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BraintreeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braintree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2237, Longitude: -71.0016    
<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>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<6>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 Braintree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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