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Our Genealogy Helper for Colbyville ...

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 Colbyville (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 Colbyville. 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 doctors 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.

Colbyville is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille & Orange.

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

Washington     (The home county for Colbyville)
  Waterbury   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Mill Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Waterbury   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Moretown   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Monkton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Granville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Ferrisburgh   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Granville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Groton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Walden   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Williston   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Williston   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Essex   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grand Isle
  South Hero   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Orange   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glover   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Au Sable (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Essex (NY)
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lewis (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Colbyville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colbyville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Duxbury Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Crossett Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips - Duxbury Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loomis Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hawks - Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middlesex Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Moretown Common Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Trapp Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW East Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Luce Hill South Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW North Fayston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Colby Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Village Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Luce Hill North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riverbank Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Route 108 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Center Fayston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson - Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elm Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Bolton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Colbyville ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colbyville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colbyville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colbyville.

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

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

Waterbury Center   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Waterbury Center had a post office and no railroad service
North Duxbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - North Duxbury had a post office and no railroad service
Middlesex   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Middlesex had a post office and railroad service
Moretown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 275 people
 - Moretown had a post office and no railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Bolton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Bolton had a post office and railroad service
North Fayston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - North Fayston had a post office and no railroad service
Putnamville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Putnamville had a post office and no railroad service
Stowe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colbyville
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 450 people in 1990)
 - Stowe had a post office and no railroad service
Montpelier Junction   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Colbyville
 - Montpelier Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Colbyville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Colbyville 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 helpful 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 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 Colbyville:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Search for a Community in Vermont

About Washington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colbyville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colbyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colbyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3503, Longitude: -72.7423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colbyville 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 Colbyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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