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Centerville, Vermont
(Windsor County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Centerville ...

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 Centerville (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 Centerville. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

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

Windsor     (The home county for Centerville)
  Hartford   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Wilder   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  White River Junction   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lewiston - Historic   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Hartland   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodstock   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Granville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Groton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Thetford   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Strafford   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Old City   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Post Mills   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Fairlee   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  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   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mendon   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     SW   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   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Barre   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Barre   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bellows Falls   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saxtons River   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Westminster   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Belknap (NH)
  New Hampton (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lyme Center (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canaan (NH)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New London (NH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Andover (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sutton (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bradford (NH)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Franklin (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salisbury (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Warner (NH)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grantham (NH)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Croydon (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Springfield (NH)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Georges Mills (NH)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Centerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Centerville.

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in Centerville ...

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 Centerville.

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

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

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

Quechee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Quechee had a post office and railroad service
Deweys Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Deweys Mills had railroad service and no post office
Hartford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 740 people
 - Hartford had a post office and railroad service
West Hartford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Hartford had a post office and railroad service
White River Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 1,500 people
 - White River Junction had a post office and railroad service
West Lebanon (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - West Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
Norwich   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 412 people
 - Norwich had a post office and railroad service
Taftsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Centerville
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Taftsville 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 Centerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Centerville in the 1890's.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Centerville:

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 Windsor County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Bennington County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Belknap County (NH):     Cyndi's


Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

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About Windsor County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Centerville. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6765, Longitude: -72.3865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centerville 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 Centerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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