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Our Genealogy Helper for Centertown ...

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 Centertown (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 Centertown. 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.

Centertown is located in Windsor County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Windsor County: Grafton (NH), Sullivan (NH), Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland & Windham.

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

  DirDistance
Windsor     (The home county for Centertown)
  Hartford   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  White River Junction   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Wilder   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  North Hartland   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lewiston - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hartland Four Corners   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Addison
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bennington
  Landgrove   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Orange
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Old City   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Post Mills   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Fairlee   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairlee   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Rutland
  Killington   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mount Holly   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bowlsville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Washington
  Roxbury   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Windham
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bellows Falls   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saxtons River   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Westminster   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Belknap (NH)
  New Hampton (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gaza (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canaan (NH)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New London (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Andover (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sutton (NH)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bradford (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Franklin (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salisbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warner (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Sullivan (NH)
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grantham (NH)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Croydon (NH)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Springfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Georges Mills (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Centertown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Centertown.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Center of Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Quechee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hartford Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Russtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Anthonys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trask Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Christian Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simonds Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Taftsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cutts - Paddleford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Pine Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Hartford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Knolls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Frizzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gallup / Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S River Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parkhurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bunker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Plain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greensboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Babcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW River Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gallup / Weed Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Quaker / Willard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coreyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Coryville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Beaver Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hewittville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hendee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Densmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Weed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aldrich - Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hartland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westgate - Peterson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Plainfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Gilkey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Prosper Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Freeman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Raynis - Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE East Plainfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Village - Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Broad Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jenneville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hoisington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huggins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Penniman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Moulton - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Gleason Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Methodist Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Union Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Broad Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W South Barnard Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Centertown ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Centertown.

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

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

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

Deweys Mills   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Deweys Mills had railroad service and no post office
 
Quechee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Quechee had a post office and railroad service
 
Hartford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 740 people
 - Hartford had a post office and railroad service
 
White River Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 1,500 people
 - White River Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
West Lebanon (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
 
West Hartford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Hartford had a post office and railroad service
 
Taftsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Taftsville had a post office and railroad service
 
North Hartland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - North Hartland had a post office and railroad service
 
Hanover (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Centertown
 - 1895 population of 1,200 people (with 11,485 people in 2017)
 - Hanover 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 Centertown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Centertown 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 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 Centertown:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records.aspx

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 Windsor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bennington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Windham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Belknap County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Windsor County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Centertown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Centertown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6609, Longitude: -72.3812     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centertown 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Centertown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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