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Our Genealogy Helper for Bowlsville ...

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 Bowlsville (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 Bowlsville. 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 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 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.

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

Rutland     (The home county for Bowlsville)
  Mount Holly   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Wallingford   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mount Tabor   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tinmouth   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Danby   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ira   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Middletown Springs   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sandgate   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Old City   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Townshend   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reading   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  South Reading   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Andover   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Felchville   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Surry (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westmoreland (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilsum (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Unity (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Langdon (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Acworth (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saratoga (NY)
  South Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Warren (NY)
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hebron (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bowlsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowlsville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Packer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Tarbellville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laurel Glen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pelsue - Jarvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Hortonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sugar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodward - Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Northam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Doty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hill - Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Clarenden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rutland Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clarendon Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plymouth Kingdom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyson - Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Plymouth Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Quaker - Nichols Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Clarendon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Edmunds Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noble Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tinmouth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Staples Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forefathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Twentymile Stream Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Plymouth - Five Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Joseph Wait Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bowlsville ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowlsville.

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

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

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

Mount Holly   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Mount Holly had a post office and railroad service
East Wallingford   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - East Wallingford had a post office and railroad service
Hortonville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Hortonville had a post office and no railroad service
Cuttingsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Cuttingsville had a post office and railroad service
Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
Healdville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 145 people
 - Healdville had a post office and railroad service
North Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowlsville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - North Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
Cold River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bowlsville
 - Cold River 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 Bowlsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bowlsville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Bowlsville:

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



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowlsville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowlsville) 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 Bowlsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowlsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowlsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4480, Longitude: -72.8514     [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 Bowlsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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