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Berkshire, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Berkshire ...

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 Berkshire (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 Berkshire. 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.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Berkshire)
  Berkshire   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Richford   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Richford   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Highgate   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westford   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Essex   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grand Isle
  Alburg Center   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jay   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Troy   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coventry   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Berkshire ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berkshire.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Berkshire Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW West Berkshire Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Abbott's Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abbotts Corner Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WSW South Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW South Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stevens Ferry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Abbotts Corner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Missisquoi Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S New Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE All Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prouty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Troy Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW East Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enosburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE South Richford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Richford Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW North Sheldon - Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gallop Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Protestant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnet Monument   [Map]     
  WNW Briggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sheldon Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Waite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bordoville Advent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Richford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pigeon Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW East Highgate Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sheldon Home Association Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW North Fairfield - Herrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Montgomery Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Isidore Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Berkshire ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berkshire.

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

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 Berkshire had a population of 150 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

West Berkshire   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Berkshire had a post office and no railroad service
North Enosburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - North Enosburg had a post office and railroad service
East Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - East Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
South Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - South Franklin had a post office and railroad service
Enosburg Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 1,300 people (with 1,295 people in 2017)
 - Enosburg Falls had a post office and railroad service
East Berkshire   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 700 people
 - East Berkshire had a post office and railroad service
Richford   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 1,162 people (with 1,425 people in 1990)
 - Richford had a post office and railroad service
East Sheldon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Berkshire
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - East Sheldon 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 Berkshire. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berkshire in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Berkshire:

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:

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




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 Berkshire ...

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

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 Berkshire:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9717, Longitude: -72.7747     [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 Berkshire, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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