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Our Genealogy Helper for Bakersfield ...

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 Bakersfield (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 Bakersfield. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Bakersfield is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille & Orleans.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Bakersfield)
  Bakersfield   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walden   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westford   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Essex   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grand Isle
  North Hero   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alburg Center   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eden   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jay   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calais   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morrisonville (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Essex (NY)
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bakersfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bakersfield.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N St. Georges Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bordoville Advent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Belvidere Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Fairfield - Herrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Enosburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pumpkin Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Diamond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cobler Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW North Cambridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Page Burial Plot   [Map]     
  E Chamberlain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waite Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Rocks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Cambridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Missisquoi Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Binghamville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jeffersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gallop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stevens Ferry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carroll Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW River Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountainview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Ledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Plot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roegan Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW North Sheldon - Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swanton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bakersfield ...

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 Bakersfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield.

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 Bakersfield had a population of 300 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

East Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 475 people
 - East Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
East Fletcher   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - East Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
Belvidere Center   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Belvidere Center had a post office and no railroad service
Waterville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Waterville had a post office and no railroad service
Belvidere   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Belvidere had a post office and no railroad service
East Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bakersfield
 - East Enosburg had a post office and no railroad service
Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 2,770 people in 2012)
 - Enosburg had a post office and no railroad service
West Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 399 people
 - West Enosburg had a post office and no railroad service
Fairfield Station   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bakersfield
 - Fairfield Station had railroad service and no post office
North Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bakersfield
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - North Cambridge had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 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 Bakersfield:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Washington 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Franklin 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 Bakersfield ...

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

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 Bakersfield:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bakersfield. 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- Bakersfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bakersfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7820, Longitude: -72.8029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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