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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookline ...

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 Brookline (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 Brookline. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Brookline is located in Windham County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Windham County: Franklin (MA), Cheshire (NH), Sullivan (NH), Bennington & Windsor.

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

  DirDistance
Windham     (The home county for Brookline)
  Harmonyville   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Townshend   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Newfane   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Putney   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Simpsonville   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Townshend   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dummerston   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  West Dummerston   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Newfane   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Townshend   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Bennington
  Winhall   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Searsburg   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peru   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Readsboro   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Glastenbury   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sunderland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Rutland
  Mount Tabor   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Holly   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bowlsville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Danby   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pawlet   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tinmouth   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Windsor
  Chester Depot   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chester   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chester   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Andover   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Springfield   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Weston   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Perkinsville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Berkshire (MA)
  Clarksburg (MA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Drury (MA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Florida (MA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Adams (MA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Williamstown (MA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Adams (MA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Savoy (MA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arnoldville (MA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Town Crest Village (MA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin (MA)
  Leyden (MA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bernardston (MA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Northfield (MA)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Colrain (MA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Foundry Village (MA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Heath (MA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gill (MA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shattuckville (MA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Warwick (MA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Monroe Bridge (MA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rowe (MA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Factory Village (MA) - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Hampshire (MA)
  Plainfield (MA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cummington (MA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Goshen (MA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Worcester (MA)
  Royalston (MA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Athol (MA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winchendon (MA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winchendon Springs (MA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Baldwinville (MA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pequoig (MA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brooks Village (MA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Phillipston (MA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cheshire (NH)
  Westmoreland (NH)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chesterfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Surry (NH)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Keene (NH)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hinsdale (NH)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gilsum (NH)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Swanzey (NH)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sullivan (NH)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Swanzey (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Hillsborough (NH)
  Windsor (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hancock (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Antrim Center (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clinton Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hillsboro Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Antrim (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bennington (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Village (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peterborough (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro Center (NH)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hillsboro (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Merrimack (NH)
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bradford (NH)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sutton (NH)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sullivan (NH)
  Langdon (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Acworth (NH)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Unity (NH)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lempster (NH)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Washington (NH)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Goshen (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newport (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Rensselaer (NY)
  Hoosick (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hoosick Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hoosick (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Petersburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (NY)
  Anaquassacook (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  White Creek (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cambridge (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jackson (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hebron (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Coila (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Brookline ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookline.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cole - Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Perry Family - Radway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Ezequelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dipping Hole - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holland - Brigham - Bixby Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Newfane Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houghton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Newfane Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wiswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old North Burying Ground   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Twitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sawtell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dummerston Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kathan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Parish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Parish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Betterley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Putney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wardsboro Road Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ellor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanderson Burial Plot   [Map]     
  NW Howe - East Jamaica Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fessenden Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Timson Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW South Newfane - Branch Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westminster Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westminster New Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Jamaica Cemetery   [Map]     
  W South Wardsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW East Dover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamilton Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Locust Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Saxtons River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cambridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Windham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dover Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glen Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walpole Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Polish - Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Brookline ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookline.

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

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

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

Newfane   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 111 people in 2017)
 - Newfane had a post office and railroad service
 
Townshend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 375 people
 - Townshend had a post office and railroad service
 
Westminster West   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Westminster West had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williamsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 328 people
 - Williamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
West Dummerston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - West Dummerston had a post office and railroad service
 
East Dummerston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brookline
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - East Dummerston had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Putney   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brookline
 - East Putney had a post office and railroad service
 
South Newfane   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brookline
 - South Newfane 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 Brookline. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brookline in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Brookline:

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 Windham County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bennington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Windsor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Berkshire County (MA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (MA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hampshire County (MA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Worcester County (MA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hillsborough County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rensselaer 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 Windham County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Windham 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 ...
      Massachusetts
      New Hampshire
      New York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Windham County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookline. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookline) 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 Brookline. 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 Town of Brookline

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookline. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0148, Longitude: -72.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookline 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 Brookline, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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