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Our Genealogy Helper for Blissville ...

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 Blissville (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 Blissville. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Rutland     (The home county for Blissville)
  Fair Haven   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fair Haven   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Castleton   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  West Castleton   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Poultney   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Poultney   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Rutland   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Benson   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ira   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Rutland   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Middletown Springs   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  West Cornwall   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bridport   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sandgate   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reading   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Severance (NY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Schroon (NY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Loch Muller (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Hudson (NY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Minerva (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saratoga (NY)
  South Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  English Village (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moreau (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jewell Corner (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hadley (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northumberland (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Corinth (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gurn Spring (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hadley (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Schuylerville (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilton (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Village of Victory (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilton (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (NY)
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Washington (NY)
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Blissville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blissville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Culver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blissville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hosford Tomb   [Map]     
  SSE Fifield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gates Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Cedar Crove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hampton Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hosford Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old North Half Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old South Half Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Burying Ground   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Old Poultney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poultney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Raphael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Poultney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carver Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crystal Beach - Town Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hackett Dam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hitchcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sciota Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Our Lady of Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Adams - Elbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenmount Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Greenmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE East Hubbardton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ressegrie Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bradley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Rodd - Elbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neddo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whipple Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Dominicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hubbardton North Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hortonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Street Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Blissville ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blissville.

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

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

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

Fair Haven   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 2,250 people
 - Fair Haven had a post office and railroad service
Castleton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Castleton had a post office and railroad service
Bomoseen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blissville
 - Bomoseen had a post office and no railroad service
Hampton (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 243 people
 - Hampton had a post office and no railroad service
East Poultney   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - East Poultney had a post office and no railroad service
West Castleton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - West Castleton had a post office and no railroad service
Poultney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 1,900 people (with 1,619 people in 2017)
 - Poultney had a post office and no railroad service
West Haven   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blissville
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - West Haven 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 Blissville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blissville 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 - 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 Blissville:

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



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windham 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 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 Blissville. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blissville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blissville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5931, Longitude: -73.2298     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blissville 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 Blissville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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