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Belmont, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Belmont ...

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 Belmont (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 Belmont. 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.

Belmont is located in Lafayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette County: Jo Daviess (IL), Stephenson (IL), Grant, Green & Iowa.

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

Lafayette     (The home county for Belmont)
  Belmont   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Kendall   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Elk Grove   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Benton   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  New Diggings   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shullsburg   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shullsburg   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scott   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Perry   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Platteville   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Platteville   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lima   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cuba City   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Smelser   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dickeyville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hazel Green   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Paris   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Adams   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  York   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Browntown   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cadiz   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clarno   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rewey   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mifflin   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Linden   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eden   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Highland   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orion   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westport   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plain   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clayton (IA)
  North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Millville (IA)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dubuque (IA)
  Sageville (IA)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dubuque (IA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sherrill (IA)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Durango (IA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rockdale (IA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Asbury (IA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Balltown (IA)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centralia (IA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Graf (IA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peosta (IA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (IA)
  Saint Donatus (IA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bellevue (IA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  La Motte (IA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Green Island (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Springbrook (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arnold (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marcus (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Apple River (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Menominee (IL)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Galena (IL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bremen (IL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Warren (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aiken (IL)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nora (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stockton (IL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hanover (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lena (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kent (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McConnell (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oneco (IL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orangeville (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salem (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eleroy (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Belmont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belmont.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Strawberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kenneltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Penniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Old Elk Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McReynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Lydia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mifflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Smelser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Schwartz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Pillings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Belmont ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Belmont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Belmont, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Belmont.

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 Belmont had a population of 378 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Belmont had a population of 991 people.

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

Leslie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Belmont
 - Leslie had a post office and railroad service
Ipswich   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Belmont
 - Ipswich had a post office and railroad service
Elk Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Elk Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Truman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Belmont
 - Truman had a post office and no railroad service
Meekers Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Meekers Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Rewey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Belmont
 - Rewey had a post office and railroad service
Platteville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 2,740 people (with 12,457 people in 2017)
 - Platteville had a post office and railroad service
Bigpatch   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Belmont
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Bigpatch 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 Belmont. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Belmont in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Belmont:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

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 Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lafayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Clayton County (IA):     Cyndi's



Dubuque County (IA):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (IA):     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 Wisconsin
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Belmont ...

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

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 Belmont:

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

We have found Belmont in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Belmont for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Lafayette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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- Belmont) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belmont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belmont

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7370, Longitude: -90.3340     [Map].

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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 Belmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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