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Our Genealogy Helper for Danville ...

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 Danville (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 Danville. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Danville is located in Caledonia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Caledonia County: Grafton (NH), Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans & Washington.

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

Caledonia     (The home county for Danville)
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  West Danville   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lyndonville   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Victory   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lunenburg   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  East Haven   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Granby   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Guildhall   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Island Pond   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maidstone   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brunswick Springs   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wells River   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newbury   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  West Newbury   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orange   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Corinth   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Glover   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westmore   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brownington   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brownington Village   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  South Woodbury   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calais   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Plainfield   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Maple Corner   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Coos (NH)
  Dalton (NH)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Whitefield (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lancaster (NH)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Northumberland (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carroll (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Groveton (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jefferson (NH)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mapleton (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stratford (NH)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fabyan (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jefferson Highland (NH)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stark (NH)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crawfords Purchase (NH)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Littleton (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sugar Hill (NH)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bethlehem (NH)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Franconia (NH)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Benton (NH)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Easton (NH)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Danville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Danville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Center - Dole Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Danville Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Crow Hill - Church - Swett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pumpkin Hill - Morse Clifford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drew - Kelsey East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Drew - Kelsey West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bennet Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stebbins Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Noyesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Passumpsic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE First Congregational Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goss Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW East Cabot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peacham East Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Horne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shattuck - Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Folsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walden Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW South Cabot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reverend Worcester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peacham Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S West Barnet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Barnet Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stevens Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cabot Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stiles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Wheelock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Waterford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adams - Babcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cushman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Stannard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lyndon Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Orton - Greensboro Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Houston Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cabot Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Durant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Discovery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Groton - Peacham Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walter Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE North Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Batchelder Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Danville ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Danville.

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

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

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

Danville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Danville had a post office and railroad service
Harvey Hollow   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Danville
 - Harvey Hollow had a post office and no railroad service
Pumpkin Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pumpkin Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Danville
 - Pumpkin Hill had railroad service and no post office
North Danville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - North Danville had a post office and no railroad service
West Danville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - West Danville had a post office and railroad service
Greenbank Hollow   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Greenbank Hollow had a post office and no railroad service
Passumpsic   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Passumpsic had a post office and railroad service
Saint Johnsbury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 3,857 people
 - Saint Johnsbury had a post office and railroad service
Saint Johnsbury Center   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Saint Johnsbury Center had a post office and no railroad service
Walden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Danville
 - 1895 population of 340 people
 - Walden had a post office and no railroad service
East Cabot   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Danville
 - East Cabot 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 Danville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Danville 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 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 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 Danville:

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 Caledonia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Coos County (NH):     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Danville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4239, Longitude: -72.1282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Danville 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 Danville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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