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Our Genealogy Helper for Colchester ...

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 Colchester (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 Colchester. 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.

Colchester is located in Chittenden County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chittenden County: Clinton (NY), Essex (NY), Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille & Washington.

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

Chittenden     (The home county for Colchester)
  Pages Corner   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Winooski   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Colchester   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Malletts Bay   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Essex Junction   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Essex   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Milton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Burlington   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Queen City Park   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  North Ferrisburgh   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Ferrisburgh Station   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Monkton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ferrisburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ferrisburgh   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vergennes   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Panton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georgia Plains   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Fairfax   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maquam   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grand Isle
  South Hero   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pearl   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grand Isle   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adams Landing   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Hero   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Isle La Motte   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alburg Center   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alburgh   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alburg   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Jeffersonville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Belvidere Junction   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moretown   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cumberland Head (NY)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Parc (NY)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Au Sable (NY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Peru (NY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Peru (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisonville (NY)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Schuyler Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beekmantown (NY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  West Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Essex (NY)
  Willsboro Point (NY)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Willsboro (NY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chesterfield (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lewis (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewis (NY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jay (NY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jay (NY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Colchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colchester.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Munson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fanny Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ft. Ethan Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Greenmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ahavat Gerim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Essex Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Champlain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Malletts Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ohavi Zedek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elmwood Ave. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Resurrection Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Checkerberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Episcopal Diocese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New West Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old West Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brookside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Shelburne Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Chittenden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jericho Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Osgood Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Spear Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Castle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Miltonboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Underhill Flats Cemetery   [Map]     
  E North Underhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Westford Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairfax Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW South Hero Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Colchester ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colchester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colchester, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colchester.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Colchester had a population of 88 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Winooski   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 3,659 people (with 7,237 people in 2017)
 - Winooski had a post office and no railroad service
Malletts Bay   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Malletts Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Essex Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 820 people (with 10,691 people in 2017)
 - Essex Junction had a post office and railroad service
Essex Center   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colchester
 - Essex Center had railroad service and no post office
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 14,590 people (with 42,239 people in 2017)
 - Burlington had a post office and railroad service
West Milton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Colchester
 - West Milton had a post office and no railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 675 people (with 1,537 people in 2000)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
North Williston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Colchester
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - North Williston 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 Colchester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Colchester 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 professional and volunteer 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 Colchester:

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 Chittenden County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grand Isle County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     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 Chittenden County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Chittenden 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 York

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Colchester ...

While our initial data about Colchester came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Colchester 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 Colchester.

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 Colchester:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Vermont

About Chittenden County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5439, Longitude: -73.1479     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Colchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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