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Our Genealogy Helper for Benson Landing ...

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 Benson Landing (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 Benson Landing. 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 Benson Landing ...

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 Benson Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Benson Landing: Benson Lndg. (or less commonly used: Benson Lndng.)

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 hospitals 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.

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

Rutland     (The home county for Benson Landing)
  Benson   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Benson   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  West Castleton   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fair Haven   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sudbury   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fair Haven   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Castleton   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Poultney   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Cornwall   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bridport   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmer Corner   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sandgate   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Severance (NY)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Schroon (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Hudson (NY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Loch Muller (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Minerva (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saratoga (NY)
  South Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  English Village (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moreau (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hadley (NY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hadley (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jewell Corner (NY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Corinth (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pottersville (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Warrensburg (NY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chester (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington (NY)
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Benson Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Benson Landing.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Carter Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Meadow Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Hackett Dam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peter Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gillette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sciota Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carver Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hortonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Choates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Hubbardton North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW May Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Old North Half Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old South Half Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crystal Beach - Town Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ressegrie Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crown Point Road Monument Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lapell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rich Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jennison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Genevieve Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Benson Landing ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Benson Landing.

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

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 Benson Landing had a population of 24 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Putnam (NY)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Benson Landing
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Putnam had a post office and no railroad service
Benson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Benson Landing
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Benson had a post office and no railroad service
Dresden (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Benson Landing
 - Dresden had railroad service and no post office
West Haven   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Benson Landing
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - West Haven had a post office and no railroad service
Wright (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Benson Landing
 - Wright had railroad service and no post office
Orwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Benson Landing
 - 1895 population of 525 people
 - Orwell had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Benson Landing
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Hague (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Benson Landing
 - 1895 population of 122 people
 - Hague had a post office and no railroad service
Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Benson Landing
 - Silver Bay 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 Benson Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Benson Landing 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 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 - you should note 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 Benson Landing:

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 Rutland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Bennington County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's



Saratoga County (NY):     Cyndi's



Warren County (NY):     Cyndi's



Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Benson Landing ...

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

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 Benson Landing:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benson Landing. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benson Landing) 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 Benson Landing. 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 Benson Landing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7283, Longitude: -73.3673     [Map].

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

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