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Browns Corners, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Browns Corners ...

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 Browns Corners (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 Browns Corners. 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 Browns Corners ...

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 Browns Corners.

  • Typical abbreviation for Browns Corners: Browns Cors.
  • While the name of this community is Browns Corners, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Browns Corners may originally have been Brown's Corners.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Browns Corners might be written as Brown Corners.

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 and doctors 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.

Browns Corners is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille & Orleans.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Browns Corners)
  Franklin   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Highgate   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Maquam   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Westford   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Essex   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winooski   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grand Isle
  Alburg Center   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jay   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Troy   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newport   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coventry   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrisonville (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Essex (NY)
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Browns Corners ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Browns Corners.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Culler - Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Highgate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Protestant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheldon Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Briggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stimet Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highgate Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highgate Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pigeon Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW J G Saxes Monument   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sheldon Home Association Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE North Sheldon - Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gallop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prouty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sternes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE South Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE South Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Platt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Albans Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Berkshire Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greens Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Rocks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Waite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swanton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Diamond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pumpkin Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Missisquoi Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Berkshire Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Abbotts Corner Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  ENE Abbott's Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abbotts Corner Cemetery #2   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE North Fairfield - Herrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Enosburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North End Cemetery   [Map]     

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

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

East Highgate   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - East Highgate had a post office and railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
Highgate Center   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Highgate Center had a post office and railroad service
Sheldon Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sheldon Springs had a post office and railroad service
Sheldon Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Sheldon Junction had railroad service and no post office
North Sheldon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - North Sheldon had a post office and railroad service
Sheldon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Sheldon had a post office and no railroad service
East Sheldon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - East Sheldon had a post office and no railroad service
South Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 10 people
 - South Franklin had a post office and railroad service
East Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - East Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
Highgate Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Highgate Springs had a post office and railroad service
West Berkshire   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Browns Corners
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Berkshire 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 Browns Corners. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Browns Corners in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Browns Corners:

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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9684, Longitude: -72.9687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Corners 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 Browns Corners, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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