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Our Genealogy Helper for Bridgewater ...

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 Bridgewater (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 Bridgewater. 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 doctors and 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.

Bridgewater is located in Windsor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Windsor County: Grafton (NH), Sullivan (NH), Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland & Windham.

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

Windsor     (The home county for Bridgewater)
  Woodstock   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bridgewater   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  South Woodstock   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Reading   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Reading   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fieldsville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sheddsville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Old City   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Post Mills   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killington   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Holly   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bowlsville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Warren   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Windham   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saxtons River   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bellows Falls   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canaan (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New London (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sutton (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradford (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Croydon (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grantham (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington (NY)
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bridgewater ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bridgewater.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curtis Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Long Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Toplift Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bridgewater Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Fullerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Plymouth - Five Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hendee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE North Bridgewater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker - Jaquith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE River Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Prosper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bridgewater Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Plymouth Notch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hapgood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Densmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE South Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wood - Clement Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sawyer - Stand Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jenneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frizzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Church of Our Saviour Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Tyson - Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plymouth Kingdom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Reading Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gallup / Weed Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taftsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anthony Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Amsden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sheddsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aldrich - Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Nye Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodward - Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coffeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Felchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hoisington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Quaker / Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simonds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bridgewater ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgewater.

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

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 Bridgewater had a population of 240 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bridgewater Corners   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Bridgewater Corners had a post office and no railroad service
South Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - South Woodstock had a post office and no railroad service
West Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bridgewater
 - West Woodstock had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth Union   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Plymouth Union had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Plymouth had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 1,218 people (with 860 people in 2017)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
South Pomfret   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - South Pomfret had a post office and no railroad service
West Bridgewater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - West Bridgewater had a post office and no railroad service
South Reading   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bridgewater
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - South Reading 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 Bridgewater. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bridgewater 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 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 Bridgewater:

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 Windsor 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



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

While our initial data about Bridgewater came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater.

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 Bridgewater:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Windsor County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridgewater. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgewater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgewater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5881, Longitude: -72.6251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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