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Our Genealogical Helper for Addison ...

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 Addison (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Addison. 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.

Newspapers Published in Addison ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Addison.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Addison, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Addison.

Cemeteries Near Addison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Addison.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Congregational Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Norton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hindes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hanks Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Advent - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Southard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spaulding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Brittle Azra Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Panton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bridport Central Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Haven West Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Northwest Cornwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE First Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE MacIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Basin Harbor - Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Spear Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vergennes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Forest Dale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bliss Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Callender Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gage Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kellogg - Field Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Middlebury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Addison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
West Addison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - West Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Chimney Point   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Addison
 - Chimney Point had a post office and no railroad service
Port Henry (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 2,436 people (with 1,120 people in 2017)
 - Port Henry had a post office and railroad service
Panton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Panton had a post office and no railroad service
Bridport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Bridport had a post office and no railroad service
Weybridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Weybridge had a post office and no railroad service
Vergennes   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 1,773 people (with 2,558 people in 2017)
 - Vergennes had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Addison. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Addison in the 1890's.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Addison is located in Addison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Addison County: Essex (NY), Washington (NY), Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington & Windsor.

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

Addison     (The home county for Addison)
      Panton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Palmer Corner   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Weybridge   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waltham   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bridport   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vergennes   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferrisburgh   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ferrisburg   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Middlebury   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cornwall   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Cornwall   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Middlebury   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prindle Corners   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shelburne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shelburne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Buels Gore   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hinesburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint George   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Queen City Park   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Burlington   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Williston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grand Isle
      South Hero   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Braintree   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Braintree Hill   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sudbury   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson Landing   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Benson   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hubbardton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pittsford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Castleton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Haven   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Castleton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fair Haven   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sugarbush Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Warren   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alpine Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayston   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waitsfield   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Fayston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waitsfield   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Duxbury   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roxbury   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moretown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lilliesville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clinton (NY)
      Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Au Sable Forks (NY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Au Sable (NY)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Brook (NY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peru (NY)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peru (NY)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Brook (NY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Essex (NY)
      Port Henry (NY)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Westport (NY)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Westport (NY)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Moriah (NY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Witherbee (NY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Crown Point (NY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Essex (NY)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elizabethtown (NY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lewis (NY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lewis (NY)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Willsboro (NY)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warren (NY)
      Hague (NY)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hague (NY)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adirondack (NY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horicon (NY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pottersville (NY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bolton (NY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chester (NY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bolton (NY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
      Putnam (NY)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dresden (NY)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dresden (NY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitehall (NY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hampton (NY)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitehall (NY)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hampton (NY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Vermont to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Addison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grand Isle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rutland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Windsor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clinton County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Essex County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Vermont,     of Addison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Vermont     Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Vermont,     of Addison County

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.

Disaster Stories from Vermont
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      New York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Vermont

About Addison County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Addison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Addison) 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 Addison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Addison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Addison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0745, Longitude: -73.3465     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Addison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Addison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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