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(Bennington County, Vermont)


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Profile for the Downs Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Downs Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

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The Location of the Downs Cemetery...

The Downs Cemetery is located in Bennington County. The county seat for Bennington County is located in Manchester.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Downs Cemetery

Lat:   42.8401°   (42° 50' 24")

Lon:   -73.1804°   (-73° 10' 49")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Downs Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Downs Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Downs Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Downs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Bennington County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Downs Cemetery.

Hoosick Falls   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Rensselaer County (NY)
 
Hoosick   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Rensselaer County (NY)
 
North Adams   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Berkshire County (MA)
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Berkshire County (MA)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Downs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Bennington County.

Bennington Center - Old First Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #641555<4>
 
Bennington Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251636
 
Bennington Village Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1865380
 
Burden Ore Bed - Sherwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Carpenter Hill Yard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Dunn - Ell Card Lot   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<5>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2578713
 
Edgar Rathburn Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Elwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2398365
 
Gardner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104022
 
Grandview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104033
 
Hinsdillville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104062
 
Hoosick Cemetery (NY)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Rensselaer County (NY)
 
J. Wilcox Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2333360
 
Joseph Barber Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104088
 
Lovett Yard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2170539
 
New Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2332668
 
North Bennington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
North Pownal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2192261
 
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104160
 
Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2365637
 
Paddock - Peckham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Park Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104177
 
Perry Thompson Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Potter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997636
 
Pownal Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2270174
 
Reuben Jepson Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2452477
 
Sherman Yard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
South Shaftsbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1971792
 
Towsley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2279914
 
Vermont Veterans Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2212165
 
White Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2133379
 
Woodford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2221682
 
Woodford Hollow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2417234
 
Woodward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Downs Cemetery.

Bennington   [Map]North Bennington   [Map]Shaftsbury   [Map]
Bennington   [Map]Old Bennington   [Map]Shaftsbury   [Map]
Clarksburg (MA)   [Map]Paper Mill Village   [Map]South Shaftsbury   [Map]
Glastenbury   [Map]Petersburgh (NY)   [Map]Stamford   [Map]
Hoosick Falls (NY)   [Map]Pownal Center   [Map]Stamford   [Map]
Hoosick (NY)   [Map]Pownal   [Map]Williamstown (MA)   [Map]
Hoosick (NY)   [Map]Readsboro   [Map]Woodford Hollow   [Map]
North Adams (MA)   [Map]Searsburg   [Map]Woodford   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

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, the UsGenWeb Project 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 might help with the Downs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Bennington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Berkshire County (MA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (MA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampden County (MA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County (MA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Worcester County (MA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cheshire County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sullivan County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Albany County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Montgomery County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rensselaer County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saratoga County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Schenectady County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rutland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Windham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Windsor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Vermont,     of Bennington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Vermont
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Vermont,     of Bennington 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Downs Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Downs Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1920237   (Name of Record: Downs Cemetery (historical))

Class: cemetery
County: Bennington
Lat: 42.8400794     Lon: -73.1803846   [Map]
Elev: 317         Map Name: Pownal

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Vermont

About Bennington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Vermont: www.vermont.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8401, Longitude: -73.1804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Downs Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Downs Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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: findagrave.com.

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<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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