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Our Genealogy Helper for Brownington Village ...

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 Village (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 Village. 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 Brownington Village ...

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 Brownington Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Brownington Village: Brownington Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Orleans     (The home county for Brownington Village)
  Brownington   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Orleans   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Coventry   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Barton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Barton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Newport   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Charleston   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Derby Center   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Derby   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Westmore   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newark   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Walden   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Island Pond   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Warner's Grant   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Warren's Gore   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Avery's Gore   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Norton   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Averill   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Averill   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Victory   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Richford   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richford   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calais   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coos (NH)
  Meriden Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Columbia (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colebrook (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stewartstown (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Groveton (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stark (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ervings Location (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Brownington Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brownington Village.

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in Brownington Village ...

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 Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brownington Village, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brownington Village.

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

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

Brownington Center   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brownington Village
 - Brownington Center had a post office and no railroad service
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
Brownington   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Brownington had a post office and no railroad service
Irasburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 325 people
 - Irasburg had a post office and no railroad service
Barton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 778 people (with 664 people in 2017)
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
Coventry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 327 people
 - Coventry had a post office and no railroad service
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 1,730 people (with 4,288 people in 2017)
 - Newport had a post office and railroad service
West Glover   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - West Glover had a post office and no railroad service
Westmore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Westmore had a post office and no railroad service
West Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - West Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
Glover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Brownington Village
 - 1895 population of 624 people
 - 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 Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brownington Village in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Village:

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



Chittenden 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 ...

The Communities of Vermont

About Orleans County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brownington Village. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brownington Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brownington Village. 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 Brownington Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownington Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8309, Longitude: -72.1718     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownington Village 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 Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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