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Alburg Springs, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Alburg Springs ...

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 Alburg Springs (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 Alburg Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Alburg Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Alburg Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Alburg Springs: Alburg Spgs. (or less commonly used: Alburg Spngs. or Alburg Sprngs.)

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 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.

Alburg Springs is located in Grand Isle County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grand Isle County: Clinton (NY), Chittenden & Franklin.

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

Grand Isle     (The home county for Alburg Springs)
  Alburg Center   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Alburg   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Westford   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Essex   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winooski   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maquam   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Highgate   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jay   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Essex (NY)
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Alburg Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alburg Springs.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Alburg Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE North End Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Amadeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Clarenceville Untied Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Platt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S North End Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Reynolds McGregor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sternes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E J G Saxes Monument   [Map]     
  E Deal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Alburg Tongue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Albans Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highgate Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highgate Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stimet Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burtonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in Alburg Springs ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alburg Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alburg Springs, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alburg Springs.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alburg Springs had a population of 235 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

East Alburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - East Alburg had a post office and no railroad service
West Swanton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alburg Springs
 - West Swanton had railroad service and no post office
Alburg Center   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Alburg Center had a post office and no railroad service
Alburgh   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 510 people in 2017)
 - Alburgh had a post office and railroad service
Maquam   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alburg Springs
 - Maquam had railroad service and no post office
Highgate Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Highgate Springs had a post office and railroad service
Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,856 people (with 2,152 people in 2017)
 - Rouses Point had a post office and railroad service
Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Alburg Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,500 people (with 2,397 people in 2017)
 - Swanton 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 Alburg Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alburg Springs in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Alburg Springs:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Grand Isle County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Vermont,
Cemeteries of Grand Isle County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Grand Isle 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 Disaster Stories for ...
      New York

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alburg Springs ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Alburg Springs:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Grand Isle County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alburg Springs. 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' (or 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- Alburg Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alburg Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9920, Longitude: -73.2229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alburg Springs 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 Alburg Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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