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Our Genealogy Helper for Charleston ...

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 Charleston (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 Charleston. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Charleston is located in Orleans County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orleans County: Caledonia, Essex, Franklin & Lamoille.

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

  DirDistance
Orleans     (The home county for Charleston)
  Morgan   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  West Charleston   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Westmore   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Brownington   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Brownington Village   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Holland   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Derby Center   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Derby   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Derby Line   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Coventry   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Caledonia
  Newark   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burke   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kirby   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Essex
  Island Pond   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Warner's Grant   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Warren's Gore   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Avery's Gore   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Norton   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Averill   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Averill   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Franklin
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richford   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richford   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lamoille
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington
  Cabot   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calais   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coos (NH)
  Meriden Hill (NH)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbia (NH)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colebrook (NH)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stewartstown (NH)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Groveton (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ervings Location (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pittsburg (NH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stark (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Grafton (NH)
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Charleston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Charleston.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Bly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Blyhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Morrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cargill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW East Brownington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW West Charleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frenchmans Plot   [Map]     
  N Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crawford Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Brownington Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Protestant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crandall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Castle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mead Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mead Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brownington Village Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mitchell - Derusha Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Darby Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Derby Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Tice - Marston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tice - Marston - Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Theresa Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Abbot Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Welcom O Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW South Barton - Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kelsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Charleston ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Charleston, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Charleston.

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

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

East Charleston   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - East Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Morgan had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - West Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morgan Center   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Morgan Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westmore   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Westmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Brownington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownington Center   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Charleston
 - Brownington Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evansville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Evansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Island Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 1,500 people
 - Island Pond had a post office and railroad service
 
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Charleston
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Holland 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 Charleston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Charleston 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 - you should note 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 Charleston:

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 Orleans County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caledonia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Essex County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lamoille County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coos County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

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
      Quebec

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Vermont

About Orleans County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8417, Longitude: -72.0132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charleston 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 Charleston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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