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Our Genealogy Helper for Barretts ...

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 Barretts (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 Barretts. 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 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.

Barretts is located in Aroostook County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aroostook County: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset & Washington.

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

  • Aroostook County     (The home county of Barretts)
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
      • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Barretts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon
    • Caribou [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
      • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<3>
    • Somers Corner [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers Corner
      • Somers Corner [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Barretts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers Corner
    • Grimes Mill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes Mill
      • Grimes Mill [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Mill
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<3>
    • McGraw [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraw
      • McGraw [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Barretts
      • McGraw has also been known as:
      • McGraw Siding
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGraw
    • Morris Corner [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morris Corner
      • Morris Corner [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Barretts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris Corner
    • Limestone [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<3>
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
    • Caswell [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell
      • Caswell [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell
    • Crouseville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouseville
      • Crouseville [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Barretts
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouseville
    • Adaline [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaline
      • Adaline [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Barretts
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaline
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Barretts ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barretts.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barretts, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barretts.

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 either 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 Barretts:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Maine
    • Stories from New Brunswick

Cemeteries Near Barretts ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barretts.

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

  • New Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holy Rosary Cemetery
  • Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Rosary Cemetery
  • Cochran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cochran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cochran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cochran Cemetery
  • Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Woodland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
    • Bubar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bubar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bubar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bubar Cemetery
    • Grimes Kelly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grimes Kelly Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grimes Kelly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Kelly Cemetery
    • Capitol Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Capitol Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Capitol Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol Hill Cemetery
    • Williams Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Family Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Lyndon Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lyndon Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyndon Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lyndon Center Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Barretts.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndon Center Cemetery
    • Doyle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Doyle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Doyle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Doyle Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyle Cemetery
    • Walton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton 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>

While we didn't find Barretts in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Barretts.

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

  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,800 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,593 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Caribou had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<3>
  • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Barretts
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Lyndon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon
  • Hurd [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurd
    • Hurd [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hurd had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurd
  • East Lyndon [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyndon
    • East Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lyndon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyndon
  • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Barretts
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 569 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<3>
  • Acadia [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
    • Acadia [Aroostook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Barretts
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acadia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
  • Continue List ...
    • Roberts [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts
      • Roberts [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Barretts
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts
    • Limestone [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Barretts
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Limestone had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<3>
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Barretts
      • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
    • Jemtland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemtland
      • Jemtland [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Barretts
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jemtland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jemtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemtland
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Barretts
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,541 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>
    • Parkhurst [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhurst
      • Parkhurst [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Barretts
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkhurst had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhurst
    • Caswell [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell
      • Caswell [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Barretts
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caswell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell
    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Fairfield
      • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,500 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,285 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<3>
    • Maple Grove [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Barretts
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.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- Barretts) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barretts. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barretts

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barretts. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8977, Longitude: -68.0156    
<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 Barretts, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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