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Our Genealogical Helper for Ryegate ...

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 Ryegate (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ryegate. 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.

Newspapers Published in Ryegate ...

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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ryegate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ryegate, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ryegate.

Cemeteries Near Ryegate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ryegate.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Ryegate covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Blue Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Pinehurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Ryegate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Groton Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hamm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walter Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McIndoes Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Jefferson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boltonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Locke Road Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Mills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Groton - Peacham Town Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Moulton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnet Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Barnet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Westville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huckins - Caldwell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Round Top Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lime Kiln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peacham East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peacham Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettyboro District Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reverend Worcester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mills Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Town House Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bath Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW East Topsham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Renfrow - Heath Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Horse Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Groton Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Avery Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Currier Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tucker Mountain - Putnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oxbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oxbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE North Haverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swiftwater District Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grove Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pond Cemetery   [Map]     


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

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

South Ryegate   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - South Ryegate had a post office and railroad service
East Ryegate   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ryegate
 - East Ryegate had a post office and no railroad service
Boltonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Boltonville had a post office and railroad service
Monroe (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 792 people in 2017)
 - Monroe had a post office and no railroad service
McIndoe Falls   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 325 people
 - McIndoe Falls had a post office and railroad service
Groton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Groton had a post office and railroad service
West Barnet   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - West Barnet had a post office and no railroad service
Wells River   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 526 people (with 387 people in 2017)
 - Wells River had a post office and railroad service
Barnet   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Barnet had a post office and railroad service
Woodsville (NH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ryegate
 - 1895 population of 1,000 people
 - Woodsville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ryegate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ryegate in the 1890's.

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 hospitals 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.

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

Caledonia     (The home county for Ryegate)
      McIndoe Falls   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Barnet   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Groton   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peacham   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenbank Hollow   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Danville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Saint Johnsbury   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Johnsbury   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walden   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Granville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Granville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lower Granville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bolton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lunenburg   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Victory   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guildhall   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Granby   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Haven   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferdinand   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maidstone   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elmore   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wolcott   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wolcott   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lower Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stowe   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland Corners   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morrisville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morristown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hyde Park   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hyde Park   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stowe   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wells River   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Newbury   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Topsham   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Newbury   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Newbury   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orange   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Corinth   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairlee   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glover   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craftsbury   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albany   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westmore   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albany Center   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Albany   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orleans   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barre   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Calais   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Woodbury   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barre   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Montpelier   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Barre   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adamant   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pompanoosuc   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Norwich   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Norwich   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Norwich   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lewiston - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilder   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lilliesville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pomfret   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (NH)
      Harts Location (NH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Livermore (NH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Coos (NH)
      Dalton (NH)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitefield (NH)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carroll (NH)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fabyan (NH)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lancaster (NH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson (NH)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crawfords Purchase (NH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jefferson Highland (NH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northumberland (NH)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beans Grant (NH)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chandlers Purchase (NH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Low and Burbanks Grant (NH)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cutts Grant (NH)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grafton (NH)
      Monroe (NH)   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodsville (NH)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bath (NH)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lyman (NH)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Upper Village (NH)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lisbon (NH)   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Landaff (NH)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Haverhill (NH)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benton (NH)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sugar Hill (NH)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Easton (NH)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Littleton (NH)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Piermont (NH)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Ryegate:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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:

Addison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chittenden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Essex 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      
Orleans County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Windsor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carroll County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coos County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grafton County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Vermont

About Caledonia County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ryegate. 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 beginning in Ryegate. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ryegate) 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 Ryegate. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Ryegate

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryegate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2256, Longitude: -72.1131     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ryegate 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 Ryegate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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