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Town of Cornwall, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cornwall ...

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 Cornwall (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 Cornwall. 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 hospitals 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.

Cornwall is located in Addison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Addison County: Essex (NY), Washington (NY), Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington & Windsor.

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

Addison     (The home county for Cornwall)
  West Cornwall   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Middlebury   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Weybridge   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Middlebury   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bridport   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Palmer Corner   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Addison   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Prindle Corners   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Charlotte   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shelburne   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Burlington   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Queen City Park   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Williston   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Braintree   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tunbridge   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sudbury   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Benson   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hubbardton   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benson Landing   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benson   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pittsford   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Castleton   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Castleton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fair Haven   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sugarbush Village   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alpine Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Warren   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fayston   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waitsfield   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Fayston   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Duxbury   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bridgewater   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pomfret   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton (NY)
  Village of Keeseville (NY)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Au Sable Forks (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Essex (NY)
  Port Henry (NY)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Crown Point (NY)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Moriah (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Witherbee (NY)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Westport (NY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Essex (NY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Elizabethtown (NY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Severance (NY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewis (NY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Warren (NY)
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Adirondack (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Horicon (NY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pottersville (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chester (NY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (NY)
  Putnam (NY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huletts Landing (NY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dresden (NY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Cornwall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cornwall.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old South Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Northwest Cornwall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Salisbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foote Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Washington Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N First Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Weybridge Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Middlebury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Belding Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bridport Central Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Callender Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Shoreham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S G F Emmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nabby Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salisbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Southard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Brittle Azra Stow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rich Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lapell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Case Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Haven West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. Genevieve Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Jennison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old South Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brookside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Munger Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hanks Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hindes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Crown Point Road Monument Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Advent - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cushman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bliss Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE North Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Galvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Therese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunset View Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Cornwall ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornwall.

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

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

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

West Cornwall   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - West Cornwall had a post office and no railroad service
Salisbury Station   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cornwall
 - Salisbury Station had railroad service and no post office
West Salisbury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - West Salisbury had a post office and no railroad service
Middlebury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 1,762 people
 - Middlebury had a post office and railroad service
East Middlebury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - East Middlebury had a post office and no railroad service
Richville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Richville had a post office and no railroad service
Whiting   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Whiting had a post office and railroad service
Bridport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Bridport had a post office and no railroad service
Shoreham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cornwall
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Shoreham 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 Cornwall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cornwall 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 Cornwall:

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 Addison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Clinton County (NY):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's



Warren County (NY):     Cyndi's



Washington County (NY):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Find a Community within Vermont

About Addison County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cornwall. 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 from Point A (ie- Cornwall) 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 Cornwall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Cornwall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9626, Longitude: -73.2101     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cornwall 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 Cornwall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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