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Belvidere Center, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Belvidere Center ...

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 Belvidere Center (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 Belvidere Center. 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 Belvidere Center ...

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 Belvidere Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Belvidere Center: Belvidere Ctr. (or less commonly used: Belvidere Cen., Belvidere Cent. or Belvidere Cntr.)

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.

Belvidere Center is located in Lamoille County.

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

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

Lamoille     (The home county for Belvidere Center)
  Belvidere   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Eden   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Walden   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Newark   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westford   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Essex   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Island Pond   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warner's Grant   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Richford   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Richford   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grand Isle
  North Hero   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alburg Center   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jay   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Calais   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Belvidere Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belvidere Center.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Belvidere Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chamberlain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Plot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Page Burial Plot   [Map]     
  SE Balch - Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Georges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Cambridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evergreen Ledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE North Hyde Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eden Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roegan Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clapp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Lamoille View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitting Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clark Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enosburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roegan Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bordoville Advent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW North Cambridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bidwell - French Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Isidore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Montgomery Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jeffersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jedidia Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Fairfield - Herrick Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Belvidere Center ...

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 Belvidere Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Belvidere Center, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Belvidere Center.

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 Belvidere Center had a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Waterville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Waterville had a post office and no railroad service
Bakersfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Bakersfield had a post office and no railroad service
East Fletcher   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - East Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
Johnson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 1,495 people in 2017)
 - Johnson had a post office and railroad service
Eden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Eden had a post office and no railroad service
East Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belvidere Center
 - East Enosburg had a post office and no railroad service
Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 2,770 people in 2012)
 - Enosburg had a post office and no railroad service
Eden Mills   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Eden Mills had a post office and no railroad service
East Fairfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Belvidere Center
 - 1895 population of 475 people
 - East Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
North Cambridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Belvidere Center
 - 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 Belvidere Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Belvidere Center 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 helpful 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 Belvidere Center:

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 Lamoille 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



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Belvidere Center ...

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

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 Belvidere Center:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Vermont

About Lamoille County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belvidere Center. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Belvidere Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belvidere Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7500, Longitude: -72.6912     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belvidere Center 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 Belvidere Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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