A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Town of Bradford, Vermont

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other VT

The location of Town of Bradford

Discover you family history through historical newspapers at

Our Genealogy Helper for Bradford ...

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 Bradford (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 Bradford. 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 hospitals 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.

Bradford is located in Orange County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orange County: Grafton (NH), Addison, Caledonia, Washington & Windsor.

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

Orange     (The home county for Bradford)
  Bradford   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  West Newbury   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fairlee   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  West Fairlee   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  West Corinth   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Post Mills   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Groton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McIndoe Falls   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Danville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walden   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lunenburg   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Victory   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Killington   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Barre   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Plainfield   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barre   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pompanoosuc   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lewiston - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilder   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  White River Junction   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Belknap (NH)
  New Hampton (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center Harbor (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Meredith (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (NH)
  Chicks Corner (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Livermore (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sandwich (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ferncroft (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harts Location (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wonalancet (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coos (NH)
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carroll (NH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Whitefield (NH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fabyan (NH)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Piermont (NH)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Orford (NH)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Warren (NH)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Benton (NH)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wentworth (NH)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hill (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grantham (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springfield (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Croydon (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georges Mills (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Twin Lakes Village (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bradford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bradford.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW West Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE River Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wrights Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Kinderhood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whiting Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brushwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Newbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Munn - Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scruton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wild Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Grover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Page Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tucker Mtn. - Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW West Fairlee Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ladd Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Blood Brook School Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Renfrow - Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairlee Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Currier Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Town House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadow Meeting House Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Oxbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oxbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waits River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Vershire Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith - Mill Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Round Top Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW West Fairlee Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middle Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mills Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Haverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Topsham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Haverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Horse Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Avery Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCrillis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lime Kiln Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Krook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Post Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ely - South Fairlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Haverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Darling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW West Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Vershire Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW South Vershire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cook - Huse - Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boltonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jefferson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Topsham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Topsham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spear - Norris Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bradford ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bradford, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bradford.

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

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

Bradford   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 610 people (with 815 people in 2000)
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
West Newbury   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - West Newbury had a post office and no railroad service
South Corinth   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bradford
 - South Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
Piermont (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 796 people in 2017)
 - Piermont had a post office and no railroad service
Haverhill (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 800 people (with 4,574 people in 2017)
 - Haverhill had a post office and railroad service
South Newbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - South Newbury had a post office and railroad service
East Corinth   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 284 people
 - East Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
Newbury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bradford
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 358 people in 2017)
 - Newbury had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bradford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bradford in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Bradford:

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 Orange County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Belknap County (NH):     Cyndi's


Carroll County (NH):     Cyndi's



Coos County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Vermont

About Orange County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bradford. 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- Bradford) 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 Bradford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Bradford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0120, Longitude: -72.1537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Bradford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Mar 2019