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La Crosse, Indiana

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Our Genealogical Helper for La Crosse ...

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 La Crosse (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 La Crosse. 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 the area of La Crosse ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around La Crosse.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of La Crosse. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of La Crosse and those printed in the larger area surrounding La Crosse.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of La Crosse.

Cemeteries Near La Crosse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Crosse.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Martins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S All Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Kankakee Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Hepner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Luther Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that La Crosse had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, La Crosse had a population of 532 people.

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

Clanricarde   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from La Crosse
 - Clanricarde had railroad service and no post office
Wilders   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from La Crosse
 - Wilders had a post office and no railroad service
English Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from La Crosse
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - English Lake had a post office and railroad service
Thomaston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from La Crosse
 - Thomaston had railroad service and no post office
South Wanatah   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from La Crosse
 - South Wanatah had railroad service and no post office
Wanatah   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from La Crosse
 - 1895 population of 684 people (with 1,013 people in 2017)
 - Wanatah had a post office and railroad service
San Pierre   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from La Crosse
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - San Pierre had a post office and railroad service
Kouts   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from La Crosse
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 1,949 people in 2017)
 - Kouts had a post office and railroad service
Hanna   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from La Crosse
 - 1895 population of 257 people
 - Hanna 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 La Crosse. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring La Crosse 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 and 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.

La Crosse is located in LaPorte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of LaPorte County: Jasper, Porter, Saint Joseph, Starke & Berrien (MI).

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

LaPorte     (The home county for La Crosse)
      Wanatah   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hanna   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alida   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Mills   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingsford Heights   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingsbury   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Door Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      La Porte   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trail Creek   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Michigan City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pottawattamie Park   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rolling Prairie   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Royal Center   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lucerne   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delong   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leiters Ford   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kewanna   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grass Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tefft   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wheatfield   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      DeMotte   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gifford   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Forest City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rensselaer   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Collegeville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remington   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lakes of the Four Seasons   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Deep River   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dinwiddie   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merrillville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown Point   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Chicago   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Station   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Dalecarlia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Duneland Village of Gary   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Culver   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tyner   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      La Paz   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argos   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bourbon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Tip Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tippecanoe   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roselawn   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thayer   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sumava Resorts   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Ayr   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morocco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brook   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kouts   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Boone Grove   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Valparaiso   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Porter Crossroads   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tratebas Mill   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      South Haven   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheeler   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chesterton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Porter   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burns Harbor   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Portage   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Medaryville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Francesville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monterey   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Winamac   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Star City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thornhope   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Joseph
      Walkerton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Liberty   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Carlisle   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Zeigler   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyatt   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gulivoire Park   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      San Pierre   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Judson   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Aldine   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Knox   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamlet   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bass Lake   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grovertown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ora   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Koontz Lake   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monon   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Norway   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reynolds   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wolcott   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Idaville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cook (IL)
      Lynwood (IL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sauk Village (IL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calumet City (IL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lansing (IL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ford Heights (IL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnham (IL)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chicago Heights (IL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenwood (IL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Chicago Heights (IL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Steger (IL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kankakee (IL)
      Illinoi (IL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sherburnville (IL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Illiana Heights (IL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant Park (IL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Will (IL)
      Willowbrook (IL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beecher (IL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crete (IL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Berrien (MI)
      Grand Beach (MI)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Michiana (MI)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Buffalo (MI)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union Pier (MI)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Three Oaks (MI)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakeside (MI)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Galien (MI)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harbert (MI)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 La Crosse:

These websites are specific to Indiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Indiana State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Indiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to LaPorte County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Porter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Joseph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Starke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kankakee County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Will County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Berrien County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of LaPorte County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Indiana     Cemetery Wiki for Indiana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of LaPorte 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 Indiana
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for La Crosse ...

While our initial data for La Crosse came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of La Crosse 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 La Crosse.

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 La Crosse:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found La Crosse in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for La Crosse for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for La Crosse.
      See our Misc Page for La Crosse for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Indiana

About LaPorte County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for La Crosse. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for LaPorte County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from La Crosse. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- La Crosse) 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 La Crosse. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Crosse

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Crosse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3178, Longitude: -86.8898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Crosse 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 La Crosse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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