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Our Genealogy Helper for Browns Mill ...

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 Mill (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 Mill. 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 Mill ...

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 Mill.

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

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Browns Mill is located in Essex County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Essex County: Coos (NH), Grafton (NH), Caledonia & Orleans.

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

Essex     (The home county for Browns Mill)
  Brunswick Springs   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Brunswick   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Maidstone   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Granby   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Guildhall   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lemington   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Victory   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newark   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Burke   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kirby   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Westmore   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Charleston   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brownington   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Barton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brownington Village   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Glover   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Derby Center   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carroll (NH)
  Harts Location (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coos (NH)
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Meriden Hill (NH)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Groveton (NH)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stark (NH)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Columbia (NH)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Colebrook (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ervings Location (NH)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Jefferson (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maplewood (NH)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bethlehem (NH)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Franconia (NH)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sugar Hill (NH)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Easton (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Browns Mill ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Smith - Gardner - Shoff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Connecticut Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Stevens - McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rogers Rangers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Porrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Keith - Crawford - North Burial Ground   [Map]     
  SSE Ridgewell - Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Court House Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Healey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Granby Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW North Victory Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Browns Mill ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Browns Mill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Browns Mill, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Browns Mill.

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

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

Beatties (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Browns Mill
 - Beatties had railroad service and no post office
Brunswick   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Browns Mill
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 115 people in 2017)
 - Brunswick had a post office and no railroad service
Stratford (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Browns Mill
 - 1895 population of 78 people (with 684 people in 2017)
 - Stratford had a post office and railroad service
North Stratford (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Browns Mill
 - North Stratford had railroad service and no post office
Stevens   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Browns Mill
 - Stevens had railroad service and no post office
Georges (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Browns Mill
 - Georges had railroad service and no post office
Groveton (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Browns Mill
 - 1895 population of 700 people
 - Groveton had a post office and railroad service
Wenlock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Browns Mill
 - Wenlock had railroad service and no post office
Northumberland (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Browns Mill
 - 1895 population of 240 people (with 2,133 people in 2017)
 - Northumberland had a post office and 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 Mill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Browns Mill 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 helpful 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 Browns Mill:

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 Essex County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (NH):     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 Essex County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Essex 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Essex County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns Mill. 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 '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- Browns Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6856, Longitude: -71.6345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Mill 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 Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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