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Blue Ridge Acres, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Blue Ridge Acres ...

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 Blue Ridge Acres (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 Blue Ridge Acres. 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 Blue Ridge Acres ...

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 Blue Ridge Acres.

  • Typical abbreviation for Blue Ridge Acres: Blue Rdg. Acres (or less commonly used: Blue Rdge. Acres or Blue Ridg. Acres)

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 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.

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

Rutland     (The home county for Blue Ridge Acres)
  Rutland   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rutland   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Proctor   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  West Rutland   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  West Rutland   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Killington   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ira   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sandgate   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Old City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Warren   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Warren   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Townshend   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Reading   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Blue Ridge Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Ridge Acres.

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 Blue Ridge Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW North Main Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Townline - Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW West Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old West Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tenney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Pittsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cheney Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Center Rutland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lydias - Wheelerville Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Dominicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Joseph Wait Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eggelston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Horton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Whipple Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Meeting House Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Clarendon Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Clarenden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutland Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wetmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Edmunds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Clarendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bump Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Northam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Church of Our Saviour Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Noble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wood - Clement Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW June Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Hubbardton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Burying Ground   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Blue Ridge Acres ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Ridge Acres.

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

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

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

Rutland   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 8,239 people (with 15,440 people in 2017)
 - Rutland had a post office and railroad service
Mendon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Mendon had a post office and no railroad service
East Pittsford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 19 people
 - East Pittsford had a post office and no railroad service
North Clarendon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - North Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
Proctor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Proctor had a post office and railroad service
West Rutland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - West Rutland had a post office and railroad service
Chittenden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Chittenden had a post office and no railroad service
Clarendon Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blue Ridge Acres
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Clarendon Springs 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 Blue Ridge Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue Ridge Acres 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 professional and volunteer 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 Blue Ridge Acres:

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



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's



Essex 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 Blue Ridge Acres. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ridge Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6340, Longitude: -72.9621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ridge Acres 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 Blue Ridge Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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