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Camp Maquam, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Camp Maquam ...

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 Camp Maquam (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 Camp Maquam. 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 Camp Maquam ...

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 Camp Maquam.

  • Typical abbreviation for Camp Maquam: Cp. Maquam

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 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.

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

Franklin     (The home county for Camp Maquam)
  Maquam   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Swanton   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Highgate   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Westford   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Essex   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winooski   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grand Isle
  Alburg Center   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Hero   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jay   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Troy   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Troy   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Rouses Point (NY)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Champlain (NY)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chazy (NY)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mooers (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Altona (NY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Essex (NY)
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Camp Maquam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Camp Maquam.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Janes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Church Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E St. Albans Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North End Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kattle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rich Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Alburg Tongue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Albans Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Montefiore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Platt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N North End Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Albans Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highgate Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Highgate Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alburg Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Amadeus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Graveyard Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greens Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sternes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reynolds McGregor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W North Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Culler - Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE J G Saxes Monument   [Map]     
  NNE Deal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW South End Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swanton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheldon Home Association Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheldon Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Highgate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stimet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW South End Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Waller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Torrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kingsbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Camp Maquam ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Camp Maquam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Camp Maquam, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Camp Maquam.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Camp Maquam in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Camp Maquam.

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

Maquam   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Camp Maquam
 - Maquam had railroad service and no post office
Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 1,500 people (with 2,397 people in 2017)
 - Swanton had a post office and railroad service
Swanton Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Camp Maquam
 - Swanton Junction had a post office and no railroad service
West Swanton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Maquam
 - West Swanton had railroad service and no post office
East Alburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - East Alburg had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Albans Bay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Saint Albans Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Alburg Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 235 people
 - Alburg Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Highgate Center   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Highgate Center had a post office and railroad service
Highgate Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Highgate Springs had a post office and railroad service
Alburg Center   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Alburg Center had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Camp Maquam
 - 1895 population of 5,000 people (with 6,795 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans 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 Camp Maquam. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Camp Maquam in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Camp Maquam:

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



Washington 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Vermont

About Franklin County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Camp Maquam. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Camp Maquam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Camp Maquam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9028, Longitude: -73.1657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Camp Maquam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Camp Maquam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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