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Brookfield Center, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookfield Center ...

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 Brookfield Center (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 Brookfield Center. 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.

Name Variations for Brookfield Center ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Brookfield Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Brookfield Center: Brookfield Ctr. (or less commonly used: Brookfield Cen., Brookfield Cent. or Brookfield Cntr.)

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.

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

Orange     (The home county for Brookfield Center)
  Brookfield   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Randolph   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Orange   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Groton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McIndoe Falls   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Danville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Williston   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Killington   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barre   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Orford (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Piermont (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Brookfield Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookfield Center.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Brookfield Center New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brookfield Center Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Brookfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Doggall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Brookfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hutchinson - Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW East Braintree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW First Settler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Spear Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Connecticut Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Braintree Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Randolph Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adams Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Moulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dickerman Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Orcutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lower Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roswell Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Southview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chadwick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitney Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Chelsea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Caswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Thayer Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelsey Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Norwich University Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williamstown Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Batchellor - Spaulding Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harlow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Meeting House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Durkee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Noyes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cheney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loomis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Northfield Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Quarry Hill - Woodworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ward Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Riddall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tunbridge Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Strafford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blaisdell - Laird - Laird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spear Cemetery   [Map]     
  E South Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bohonon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Brookfield Center ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookfield Center.

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

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

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

East Brookfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - East Brookfield had a post office and no railroad service
Brookfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Brookfield had a post office and railroad service
West Brookfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Brookfield Center
 - West Brookfield had a post office and no railroad service
North Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - North Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
East Roxbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brookfield Center
 - East Roxbury had a post office and no railroad service
Braintree   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Braintree had a post office and no railroad service
East Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - East Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
West Braintree   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brookfield Center
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - West Braintree 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 Brookfield Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brookfield Center 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 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 Brookfield Center:

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



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Grafton 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
      New York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Vermont

About Orange County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookfield Center. 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' (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- Brookfield Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookfield Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0203, Longitude: -72.6045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookfield Center 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 Brookfield Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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