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Our Genealogy Helper for Bridport ...

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 Bridport (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 Bridport. 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 southeast 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 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.

Bridport is located in Addison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Addison County: Essex (NY), Washington (NY), Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington & Windsor.

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

  DirDistance
Addison     (The home county for Bridport)
  Palmer Corner   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  West Cornwall   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cornwall   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Weybridge   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Panton   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Chittenden
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Queen City Park   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Burlington   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Williston   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Orange
  Braintree   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rutland
  Benson   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sudbury   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Benson Landing   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benson   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Castleton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Haven   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Castleton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fair Haven   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fair Haven   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Washington
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moretown   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Windsor
  Rochester   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clinton (NY)
  Au Sable Forks (NY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Au Sable (NY)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Black Brook (NY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Essex (NY)
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elizabethtown (NY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Severance (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  North Hudson (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pottersville (NY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chester (NY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Johnsburg (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warrensburg (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warrensburg (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (NY)
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bridport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bridport.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Bridport Central Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Callender Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Southard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hindes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Norton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bliss Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Northwest Cornwall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Forest Dale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hanks Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Genevieve Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Congregational Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jennison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old South Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE First Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brittle Azra Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Advent - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lapell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rich Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Shoreham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Washington Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Haven West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spear Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Spaulding Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE West Salisbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foote Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Middlebury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Hack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE G F Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bridport ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bridport, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bridport.

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

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

West Bridport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - West Bridport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crown Point (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 978 people
 - Crown Point had a post office and railroad service
 
West Cornwall   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - West Cornwall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chimney Point   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridport
 - Chimney Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shoreham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Shoreham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Cornwall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crown Point Center (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Crown Point Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Addison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - West Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Port Henry (NY)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 2,436 people (with 1,120 people in 2017)
 - Port Henry had a post office and railroad service
 
Richville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bridport
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Richville 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 Bridport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bridport in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Bridport:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records.aspx

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 Addison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Windsor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Vermont,
Cemeteries of Addison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Addison 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 York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Vermont Community

About Addison County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bridport) 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 Bridport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Bridport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9817, Longitude: -73.3326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridport 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: findagrave.com.

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

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