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Town of Brownington, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Brownington ...

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 Brownington (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 Brownington. 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.

Brownington is located in Orleans County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orleans County: Caledonia, Essex, Franklin & Lamoille.

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

Orleans     (The home county for Brownington)
  Brownington Village   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Orleans   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  West Charleston   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Coventry   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westmore   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Derby Center   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Derby   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newark   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Kirby   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Island Pond   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Warner's Grant   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Warren's Gore   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Avery's Gore   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Norton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Averill   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Averill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Richford   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richford   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calais   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coos (NH)
  Meriden Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Columbia (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Colebrook (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stewartstown (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Groveton (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stark (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ervings Location (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Brownington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brownington.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Brownington Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE East Brownington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brownington Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crawford Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crandall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Theresa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell - Derusha Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Blyhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Charleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Abbot Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Welcom O Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Darby Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Derby Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. John Vienny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S South Barton - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cargill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morgan Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Irasburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW West Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW French Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frenchmans Plot   [Map]     
  NE Mead Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mead Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Castle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chamberlain Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Look Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newport Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Morrill - Darling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Brownington ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brownington.

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

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

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

Brownington Center   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownington
 - Brownington Center had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Westmore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Westmore had a post office and no railroad service
West Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - West Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 664 people in 2017)
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
East Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - East Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
Irasburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 325 people
 - Irasburg had a post office and no railroad service
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Morgan had a post office and no railroad service
Coventry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 327 people
 - Coventry had a post office and no railroad service
West Glover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brownington
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - West Glover 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 Brownington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brownington 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 - 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 Brownington:

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 Orleans County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Coos County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Vermont

About Orleans County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brownington. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brownington) 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 Brownington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Brownington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8312, Longitude: -72.1223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownington 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 Brownington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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