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Town of Barnard, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Barnard ...

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 Barnard (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 Barnard. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Barnard is located in Windsor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Windsor County: Grafton (NH), Sullivan (NH), Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland & Windham.

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

Windsor     (The home county for Barnard)
  Stockbridge   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Pomfret   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  South Woodstock   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Groton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Old City   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Killington   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Orford (NH)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New London (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grantham (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Croydon (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Georges Mills (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Barnard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barnard.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nye Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Ellis - Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Road - Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE South Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E East Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sylvester Plot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Broad Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S North Bridgewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hewittville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Royalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prosper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Broad Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Royalton Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lympus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Betsy Bartlett Grave   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bridgewater Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hendee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE River Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bunker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Village - Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Havens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Branchview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W South Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Anthony Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bridgewater Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Simonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Babcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dewey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quarry Hill - Woodworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tupper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Church of Our Saviour Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wood - Clement Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Long Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taftsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Hartford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Button Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ward Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Angell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parmenter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Barnard ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barnard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Barnard, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Barnard.

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

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

East Barnard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - East Barnard had a post office and no railroad service
Gaysville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 294 people
 - Gaysville had a post office and no railroad service
Pomfret   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Pomfret had a post office and no railroad service
South Pomfret   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - South Pomfret had a post office and no railroad service
Royalton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Royalton had a post office and railroad service
Bethel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 700 people
 - Bethel had a post office and railroad service
North Pomfret   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Barnard
 - North Pomfret had a post office and no railroad service
South Royalton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - South Royalton had a post office and railroad service
Stockbridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Stockbridge had a post office and no railroad service
Sherburne   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Barnard
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 738 people in 1990)
 - Sherburne 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 Barnard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barnard in the 1890's.

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 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 Barnard:

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 Windsor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Bennington County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's



Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Vermont

About Windsor County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barnard. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barnard) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7331, Longitude: -72.6240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnard 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 Barnard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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