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Calais, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Calais ...

Although we found mention of Calais during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Calais was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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 Calais (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 Calais. 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 southwest 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 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.

Calais is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille & Orange.

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

Washington     (The home county for Calais)
  Calais   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Maple Corner   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Adamant   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monkton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Groton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  McIndoe Falls   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Williston   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Williston   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Essex   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Victory   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lunenburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Granby   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Orange   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  West Corinth   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wells River   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Newbury   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glover   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coos (NH)
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Benton (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Piermont (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sugar Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Calais ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Calais.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Ainsworth Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old West Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bliss Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Woodbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rich - Hollister Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wooster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Quake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tinkham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Montpelier Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Plainmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE South Woodbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW North Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nasmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cabot Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Elm Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bisson - Barre Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Plainfield Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Hill - Bolles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Discovery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Middlesex Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lake Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Colby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Monica Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E South Cabot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elmore Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Cabot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cabot Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview - St. Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loomis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Calais ...

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 128 newspapers that have been published in the area around Calais.

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

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Calais had a population of 60 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

East Calais   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - East Calais had a post office and no railroad service
North Calais   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - North Calais had a post office and no railroad service
North Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - North Montpelier had a post office and no railroad service
South Woodbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Calais
 - South Woodbury had a post office and no railroad service
Worcester   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Worcester had a post office and no railroad service
Putnamville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Putnamville had a post office and no railroad service
Marshfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 256 people in 2017)
 - Marshfield had a post office and no railroad service
Woodbury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Woodbury had a post office and no railroad service
East Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Calais
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - East Montpelier 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 Calais. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Calais 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 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 Calais:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Windsor 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 Washington County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Washington 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
      New York

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Calais ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Calais.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Calais:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The FIPS database contains an entry for Calais. See our Misc Page for Calais for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Vermont

About Washington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Vermont:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Calais and then turned east". While Calais could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Calais as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Calais could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Vermont community named Calais.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Calais) to Point B.

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<3>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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<4>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 Calais, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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