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Our Genealogy Helper for Danby ...

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 Danby (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 Danby. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Danby is located in Rutland County.

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

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

Rutland     (The home county for Danby)
  Mount Tabor   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Danby   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tinmouth   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pawlet   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bowlsville   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Holly   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Middletown Springs   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wells   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ira   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Shrewsbury   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orwell   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leicester   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Whiting   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salisbury   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shoreham   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Peru   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dorset   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bromley Village   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Landgrove   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Barnumville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Landgrove Town Center   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Manchester Center   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winhall   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sandgate   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Londonderry   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stratton   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Windham   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Jamaica   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  South Windham   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Podunk   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  West Townshend   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Wardsboro   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brockways Mills   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weston   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Andover   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ludlow   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Proctorsville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chester   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chester   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baltimore   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chester Depot   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reading   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cheshire (NH)
  Alstead (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walpole (NH)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westmoreland (NH)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Surry (NH)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Meadow Brook Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pinewood Village (NH)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sullivan (NH)
  Charlestown (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Balloch (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cornish (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Claremont (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cornish City (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Langdon (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quaker City (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Squag City (NH)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plainfield (NH)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mill Village (NH)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Acworth (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Unity (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Meriden (NH)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Essex (NY)
  Ticonderoga (NY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rensselaer (NY)
  Hoosick Falls (NY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hoosick (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hoosick (NY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saratoga (NY)
  South Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Schuylerville (NY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jewell Corner (NY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Village of Victory (NY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moreau (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Northumberland (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  English Village (NY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gates (NY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saratoga (NY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gurn Spring (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilton (NY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilton (NY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Warren (NY)
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Queensbury (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Glens Falls (NY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Silver Bay (NY)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bolton Landing (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bolton (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hague (NY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake George (NY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Warrensburg (NY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (NY)
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Granville (NY)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hebron (NY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hampton (NY)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Salem (NY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hartford (NY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Whitehall (NY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Anaquassacook (NY)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Argyle (NY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fort Ann (NY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Danby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Danby.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dillingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Quaker - Staples Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Red School House Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Quaker - Nichols Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scottsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Read - Old Four Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Staples Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S North Dorset Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill - Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Blackner - Hazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gifford Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bowen Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Doty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cook - Hulett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curtis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hulett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Jeromes Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Tinmouth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lillie Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Northeast Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW North Rupert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Crampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE North Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Landgrove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Landgrove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wood - Norton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tarbellville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sugar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodruff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW South Dorset Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morse Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S East Dorset Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Peru Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Darling - Rising Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carlton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mettawee Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noble Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Roberts Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Forefathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Packer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pelsue - Jarvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Danby ...

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 Danby.

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

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 in 1895, Danby had a post office and railroad service.

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

Danby Four Corners   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Danby Four Corners had a post office and no railroad service
North Dorset   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - North Dorset had a post office and railroad service
South Wallingford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - South Wallingford had a post office and railroad service
East Dorset   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - East Dorset had a post office and railroad service
Tinmouth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Tinmouth had a post office and no railroad service
North Rupert   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - North Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
East Rupert   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - East Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
Dorset   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Dorset had a post office and no railroad service
Wallingford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Wallingford had a post office and railroad service
South Dorset   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Danby
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - South Dorset 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 Danby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Danby 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 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 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 Danby:

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 Rutland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Bennington County:     Cyndi's



Windham County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Cheshire County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's



Sullivan County (NH):     Cyndi's



Essex County (NY):     Cyndi's



Rensselaer County (NY):     Cyndi's



Saratoga 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 Rutland County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Rutland 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 Danby ...

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

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 Danby:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Vermont

About Rutland County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Danby. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Danby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3462, Longitude: -72.9954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Danby 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 Danby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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