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Brandon, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Brandon ...

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 Brandon (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 Brandon. 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 and hospitals 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.

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

Rutland     (The home county for Brandon)
  Sudbury   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Pittsford   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Benson   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Castleton   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Rutland   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Benson   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Castleton   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Cornwall   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peru   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old City   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Severance (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Schroon (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elizabethtown (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pottersville (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chester (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Brandon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brandon.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Brandon Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Gilbert - Cook - Goodrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE June Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forestdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Willow Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Brookside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sugar Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Wetmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hubbardton North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meeting House Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old South Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crown Point Road Monument Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Choates Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nabby Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hortonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Ressegrie Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Hubbardton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW G F Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salisbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bradley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whipple Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Salisbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Horton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Shoreham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peter Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Crystal Beach - Town Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Dominicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cheney Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old South Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rich Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lapell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Brandon ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brandon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brandon, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brandon.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Brandon had a population of 2,384 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Forest Dale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Forest Dale had a post office and no railroad service
Leicester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Leicester had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
Leicester Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Leicester Junction had a post office and railroad service
Sudbury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Sudbury had a post office and no railroad service
Pittsford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Pittsford had a post office and railroad service
Salisbury   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 612 people
 - Salisbury had a post office and no railroad service
Hubbardton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brandon
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Hubbardton 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 Brandon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brandon 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 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 Brandon:

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



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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brandon ...

While our initial data about Brandon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Brandon in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Brandon.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Brandon:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Brandon. See our Misc Page for Brandon for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7981, Longitude: -73.0876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brandon 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 Brandon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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