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Town of Alburg, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Alburg ...

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 (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. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Isle     (The home county for Alburg)
  Alburgh   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Alburg Center   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Westford   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Essex   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winooski   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Queen City Park   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maquam   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Highgate   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jay   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Essex (NY)
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (NY)
  Chateaugay (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chateaugay (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Alburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alburg.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Amadeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Reynolds McGregor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Alburg Tongue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE North End Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North End Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW South End Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clarenceville Untied Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New St. Mary's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trombley Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Graveyard Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Platt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Doane Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Albans Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Albans Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sternes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Alburg ...

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.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alburg, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alburg.

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 Alburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alburg.

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

Alburg Center   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Alburg Center had a post office and no railroad service
West Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Alburg
 - West Swanton had railroad service and no post office
East Alburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - East Alburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alburg Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 235 people
 - Alburg Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 1,856 people (with 2,152 people in 2017)
 - Rouses Point had a post office and railroad service
Coopersville (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Coopersville had a post office and railroad service
Isle la Motte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Isle la Motte had a post office and no railroad service
Maquam   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Alburg
 - Maquam had railroad service and no post office
Champlain (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alburg
 - 1895 population of 1,275 people (with 1,063 people in 2017)
 - Champlain 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alburg 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 - although it should be mentioned 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:

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



Franklin 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Vermont

About Grand Isle County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alburg. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alburg) 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 Alburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Alburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9581, Longitude: -73.2918     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alburg 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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