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Our Genealogical Helper for Bloom ...

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 Bloom (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 Bloom. 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 Bloom ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bloom, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bloom.

Cemeteries Near Bloom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bloom.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bloom City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodstock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE East Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Czechs National Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Ash Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Newburn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Fancy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Patrick Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bender Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Soules Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S English Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rockbridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Debello Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shreve Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Viola Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jug Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Revels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest - Burr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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

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

Bloom City   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Bloom
 - Bloom City had a post office and no railroad service
Yuba   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bloom
 - 1895 population of 129 people (with 69 people in 2017)
 - Yuba had railroad service and no post office
West Lima   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bloom
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - West Lima had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bloom
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Woodstock had a post office and no railroad service
Henrietta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Henrietta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Bloom
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
Gillingham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bloom
 - Gillingham had a post office and no railroad service
Sabin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bloom
 - Sabin had a post office and no railroad service
Rockbridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bloom
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Rockbridge had a post office and no railroad service
Hub City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bloom
 - Hub City had a post office and no railroad service
La Farge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bloom
 - La Farge 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 Bloom. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bloom 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Bloom is located in Richland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Sauk & Vernon.

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

Richland     (The home county for Bloom)
      Bloom City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Yuba   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Viola   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Westford   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Akan   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Haney   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeman   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eden   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hyde   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
La Crosse
      Washington   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barre   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burns   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Melvina   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Forest   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Webster   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Bloom:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

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 Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Richland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5144, Longitude: -90.4893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bloom 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 Bloom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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