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Our Genealogy Helper for Craftsbury ...

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 Craftsbury (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 Craftsbury. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirDistance
Orleans     (The home county for Craftsbury)
  Craftsbury   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Glover   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Irasburg   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brownington Village   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Caledonia
  Hardwick   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sheffield   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Walden   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Burke   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Burke   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Chittenden
  Underhill   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westford   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Essex   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pages Corner   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Williston   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Checkerberry Village   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Essex
  East Haven   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Victory   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Island Pond   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Warner's Grant   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Warren's Gore   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Granby   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lunenburg   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Avery's Gore   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lewis   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Franklin
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bakersfield   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Enosburg   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Richford   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Enosburg   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Enosburg Falls   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richford   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Berkshire   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lamoille
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eden   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
 
Orange
  Orange   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wells River   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington
  Woodbury   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Calais   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Middlesex   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Coos (NH)
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sugar Hill (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Craftsbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Craftsbury.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Craftsbury Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Craftsbury Common Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Craftsbury Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln - Noyes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mitchell - McLaren Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Andersonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE South Albany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Albany Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hubbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairmont Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairmont Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanborn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hazen Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Albany Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jacob Paine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Batchelder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hovey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Main Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview - St. Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Orton - Greensboro Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stannard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Look Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chamberlain Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eden Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lake Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheffield Heights - Cass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holbrook Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Craftsbury ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Craftsbury.

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

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 Craftsbury had a population of 218 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

East Craftsbury   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - East Craftsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Albany   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - South Albany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Greensboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Albany Center   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Albany Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Albany   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 188 people in 2017)
 - Albany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolcott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Wolcott had a post office and railroad service
 
East Albany   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Craftsbury
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - East Albany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Craftsbury
 - Garfield 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 Craftsbury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Craftsbury 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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Craftsbury:

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

 
Chittenden 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

 
Orange 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Craftsbury ...

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

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 Craftsbury:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Vermont

About Orleans County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craftsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6367, Longitude: -72.3726     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Craftsbury 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 Craftsbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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