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Our Genealogy Helper for Belmont ...

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 Belmont (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 Belmont. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Belmont is located in Rutland County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Rutland     (The home county for Belmont)
  Mount Holly   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Bowlsville   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Tabor   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tinmouth   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Danby   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ira   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Addison
  Goshen   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bennington
  Landgrove   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Orange
  Randolph   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Old City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Windham
  Londonderry   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Windsor
  Ludlow   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Andover   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  South Reading   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reading   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chester   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westmoreland (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gilsum (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Surry (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chesterfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sullivan (NH)
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Unity (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Langdon (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Acworth (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Warren (NY)
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (NY)
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hebron (NY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Belmont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belmont.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE New Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tarbellville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carlton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Packer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hortonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Sugar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Laurel Glen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pelsue - Jarvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodward - Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE South Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyson - Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Northam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Forefathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Twentymile Stream Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plymouth Kingdom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Doty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill - Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Quaker - Nichols Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Middletown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plymouth Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Clarenden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutland Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Landgrove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Landgrove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Heald Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE East Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smokeshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cavendish Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wheelock Rest House Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Plymouth - Five Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clarendon Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Belmont ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Belmont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Belmont, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Belmont.

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

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

Mount Holly   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Mount Holly had a post office and railroad service
 
Healdville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 145 people
 - Healdville had a post office and railroad service
 
Hortonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Hortonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Wallingford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - East Wallingford had a post office and railroad service
 
Cuttingsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Cuttingsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ludlow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 1,081 people (with 777 people in 2017)
 - Ludlow had a post office and railroad service
 
Tyson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Tyson had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - North Shrewsbury 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 Belmont. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Belmont in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Belmont:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records.aspx

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 Rutland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bennington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Windham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Windsor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Vermont,
Cemeteries of Rutland County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Rutland 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 ...
      Massachusetts
      New Hampshire
      New York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Belmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4156, Longitude: -72.8223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belmont 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Belmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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