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Our Genealogy Helper for Bristol ...

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 Bristol (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 Bristol. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Addison     (The home county for Bristol)
  Bristol   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Monkton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Weybridge   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vergennes   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Williston   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grand Isle
  South Hero   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orange   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sudbury   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Benson   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Benson   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Benson Landing   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Warren   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Warren   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moretown   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Au Sable (NY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Au Sable Forks (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peru (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Peru (NY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Black Brook (NY)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Essex (NY)
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elizabethtown (NY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (NY)
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bristol ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bristol.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Briggs Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Starksboro Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Maple Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taft Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW East Monkton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Munger Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Horan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Abel Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hallock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnumtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Case Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Therese Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eubar - Odette Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chipman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW New Haven West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Washington Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Middlebury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cushman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Borough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vergennes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brittle Azra Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW First Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foote Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW MacIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prospect Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W East Panton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDonough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gage Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bristol ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bristol.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bristol, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bristol.

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 Bristol had a population of 964 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 1990, Bristol had a population of 1,801 people.

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

New Haven Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - New Haven Mills had a post office and no railroad service
West Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bristol
 - West Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
South Starksboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - South Starksboro had a post office and no railroad service
New Haven   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 649 people
 - New Haven had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
East Monkton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bristol
 - East Monkton had a post office and no railroad service
South Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bristol
 - South Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Starksboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Starksboro had a post office and no railroad service
Weybridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bristol
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Weybridge 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 Bristol. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bristol in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Bristol:

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 Addison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     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 Addison County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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 Hampshire
      New York

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bristol ...

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

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 Bristol:

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

We have found Bristol in these Censuses: 1990. See our Census Page for Bristol for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Addison County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1334, Longitude: -73.0790     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristol 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 Bristol, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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