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Chester Depot, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Chester Depot ...

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 Chester Depot (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 Chester Depot. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Windsor     (The home county for Chester Depot)
  Chester   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Chester   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Springfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  North Springfield   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Andover   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Perkinsville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Downers   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peru   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sunderland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Union Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Strafford   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Holly   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Tabor   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bowlsville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Danby   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tinmouth   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Killington Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killington   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alfrecha   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rockingham   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cambridgeport   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saxtons River   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bellows Falls   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Franklin (MA)
  Leyden (MA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Northfield (MA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Surry (NH)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gilsum (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marlow (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westmoreland (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sullivan (NH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chesterfield (NH)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Keene (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stoddard (NH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lebanon (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lower Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sachem Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Upper Shaker Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hanover (NH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enfield (NH)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Etna (NH)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grafton (NH)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Canaan (NH)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orange (NH)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hillsborough (NH)
  Windsor (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hillsboro Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hillsboro Center (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Antrim Center (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clinton Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hillsboro (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Antrim (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hancock (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bennington (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Deering (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Merrimack (NH)
  Blodgett Landing (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newbury (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradford (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New London (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sutton (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wilmot (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Warner (NH)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Henniker (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Andover (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lower Village (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Danbury (NH)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Langdon (NH)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Acworth (NH)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Unity (NH)   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lempster (NH)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Washington (NY)
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hebron (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anaquassacook (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Chester Depot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chester Depot.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Brookside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW North Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Baileys Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Cobb - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spoonerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simsbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Wright - Bartonsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams River - Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Popple Dungeon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Houghtonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middletown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smokeshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Field #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Field #1 - Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettengill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Heald Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW North Windham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parker Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Simonsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Rockingham Meeting - House Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oliver Lovell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eureka Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baltimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middletown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cambridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Charlestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Catherines Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Crown Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Upham - Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cavendish Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lowell Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Windham Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker - Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Toles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grout Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Plain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Revolutionary War Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Acton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Twentymile Stream Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Saxtons River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hope Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wheelock Rest House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forefathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Island Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Chester Depot ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chester Depot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chester Depot, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chester Depot.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Chester Depot had a population of 400 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Gassetts   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Chester Depot
 - Gassetts had a post office and railroad service
Bartonsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 90 people
 - Bartonsville had a post office and railroad service
Houghtonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Chester Depot
 - Houghtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 1,512 people
 - Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
North Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - North Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
Andover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Andover had a post office and no railroad service
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 427 people
 - Grafton had a post office and no railroad service
Simonsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Simonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Rockingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Chester Depot
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Rockingham 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 Chester Depot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Chester Depot 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 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 Chester Depot:

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:

Bennington County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County (MA):     Cyndi's



Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Hillsborough County (NH):     Cyndi's



Merrimack County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (NY):     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Chester Depot ...

While our initial data about Chester Depot came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Chester Depot in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Chester Depot.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Chester Depot:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Chester Depot. See our Misc Page for Chester Depot for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Vermont Community

About Windsor County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chester Depot. 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 '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- Chester Depot) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chester Depot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chester Depot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chester Depot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2685, Longitude: -72.5895     [Map].

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

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