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Town of Berlin, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Berlin ...

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 Berlin (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 Berlin. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Berlin is located in Washington County.

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

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

Washington     (The home county for Berlin)
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Barre   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Barre   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Moretown   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Groton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  McIndoe Falls   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Danville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Williston   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Orange   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  West Corinth   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glover   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Killington   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sudbury   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pompanoosuc   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orford (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Piermont (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Benton (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Essex (NY)
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Berlin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berlin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson - Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E East Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cox Brook - Glinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Northfield Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Colby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Loomis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elm Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Four Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E St. Monica Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Norwich University Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hawks - Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moretown Common Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Middlesex Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williamstown Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE East Montpelier Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Quake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tinkham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Adams Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bisson - Barre Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Common Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cutlers Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plainfield Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plainmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips - Duxbury Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orcutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duxbury Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Crossett Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wait Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Berlin ...

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 117 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berlin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Berlin, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Berlin.

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

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

West Berlin   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Berlin
 - West Berlin had a post office and no railroad service
Montpelier Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Berlin
 - Montpelier Junction had railroad service and no post office
Northfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 1,222 people (with 2,057 people in 2014)
 - Northfield had a post office and railroad service
Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 3,617 people (with 7,484 people in 2017)
 - Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
South Barre   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - South Barre had a post office and railroad service
Barre   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 4,146 people (with 8,659 people in 2017)
 - Barre had a post office and railroad service
Middlesex   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Berlin
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Middlesex had a post office and railroad service
South Northfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berlin
 - South Northfield 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 Berlin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berlin 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 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 Berlin:

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 Washington 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



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Washington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Berlin:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berlin) 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 Berlin. 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 Town of Berlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2142, Longitude: -72.6146     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berlin 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 Berlin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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