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Our Genealogy Helper for Dorchester ...

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 Dorchester (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 Dorchester. 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.

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Dorchester is primarily located in Clark County. A portion of Dorchester extends into Marathon County.

To see how the shape of Wisconsin's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clark County: Chippewa, Eau Claire, Jackson, Marathon, Taylor & Wood.

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

  • Clark County     (The home county of Dorchester)
    • Mayville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Clark County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Abbotsford [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbotsford
      • Abbotsford [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbotsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
    • Curtiss [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtiss
      • Curtiss [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtiss
    • Colby [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colby [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Hoard [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoard
      • Hoard [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoard
    • Atwood [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwood
      • Atwood [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwood
    • Green Grove [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
      • Green Grove [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grove
    • Owen [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owen
      • Owen [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owen
    • Riplinger [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riplinger
      • Riplinger [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riplinger
    • Unity [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity
    • Hixon [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hixon
      • Hixon [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hixon
    • Withee [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withee
      • Withee [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Withee
  • Chippewa County
    • Stanley [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Chippewa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Colburn [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colburn
      • Colburn [Chippewa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colburn
    • Delmar [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delmar
      • Delmar [Chippewa County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delmar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delmar
    • Boyd [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Chippewa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
    • Edson [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edson
      • Edson [Chippewa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edson
    • Ruby [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chippewa County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Estella [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estella
      • Estella [Chippewa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estella
    • Goetz [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goetz
      • Goetz [Chippewa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goetz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goetz
    • Arthur [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Chippewa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Cadott [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadott
      • Cadott [Chippewa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadott
  • Eau Claire County
    • Wilson [Eau Claire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Eau Claire County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Fairchild [Eau Claire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairchild
      • Fairchild [Eau Claire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairchild have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairchild
  • Lincoln County
    • Corning [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
    • Harding [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding
      • Harding [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding
    • Scott [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Lincoln County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Merrill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Rock Falls [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Falls
      • Rock Falls [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Falls
    • Merrill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Tomahawk [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk
    • Pine River [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine River
      • Pine River [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
    • Somo [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somo
      • Somo [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somo
  • Marathon County
    • Holton [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holton
      • Holton [Marathon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton
    • Milan [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
      • Milan [Marathon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
    • Hull [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Marathon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Johnson [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
      • Johnson [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson
    • Bern [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bern
      • Bern [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bern
    • Unity [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity
    • Frankfort [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort
      • Frankfort [Marathon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 708 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Athens [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Brighton [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Rietbrock [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rietbrock
      • Rietbrock [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rietbrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rietbrock
    • Eau Pleine [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eau Pleine
      • Eau Pleine [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eau Pleine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eau Pleine
    • Halsey [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halsey
      • Halsey [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halsey
    • Poniatowski [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poniatowski
      • Poniatowski [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poniatowski
  • Portage County
    • Eau Pleine [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eau Pleine
      • Eau Pleine [Portage County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 932 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eau Pleine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eau Pleine
    • Junction City [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Portage County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
  • Price County
    • Hill [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill
      • Hill [Price County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill
    • Ogema [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogema
      • Ogema [Price County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogema have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogema
    • Spirit [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit [Price County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Catawba [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Price County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
    • Kennan [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennan
      • Kennan [Price County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennan
    • Prentice [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentice
      • Prentice [Price County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentice
    • Prentice [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentice
      • Prentice [Price County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentice
    • Catawba [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Price County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
    • Kennan [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennan
      • Kennan [Price County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennan
    • Knox [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox
      • Knox [Price County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knox
  • Rusk County
    • Hawkins [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkins
      • Hawkins [Rusk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkins
    • Sheldon [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Rusk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Hawkins [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkins
      • Hawkins [Rusk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkins
    • Lawrence [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Rusk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Marshall [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Rusk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
  • Taylor County
    • Stetsonville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetsonville
      • Stetsonville [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stetsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetsonville
    • Little Black [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Black
      • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
    • Deer Creek [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
      • Deer Creek [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek
    • Medford [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Holway [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holway
      • Holway [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holway
    • Medford [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Taylor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Browning [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Taylor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
    • Hammel [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammel
      • Hammel [Taylor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 706 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammel
    • Maplehurst [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplehurst
      • Maplehurst [Taylor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplehurst
    • Goodrich [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodrich
      • Goodrich [Taylor County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodrich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodrich
    • Chelsea [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Taylor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelsea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Greenwood [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Molitor [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molitor
      • Molitor [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molitor
  • Wood County
    • Marshfield [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshfield
      • Marshfield [Wood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshfield
    • Lincoln [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Bakerville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakerville
      • Bakerville [Wood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakerville
    • Marshfield [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshfield
      • Marshfield [Wood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 786 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshfield
    • Cameron [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Wood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Hewitt [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hewitt
      • Hewitt [Wood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 778 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hewitt
    • Auburndale [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburndale
      • Auburndale [Wood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
    • Lindsey [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsey
      • Lindsey [Wood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
    • Rock [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
      • Rock [Wood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock
    • Auburndale [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburndale
      • Auburndale [Wood County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburndale
    • Richfield [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Wood County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Milladore [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milladore
      • Milladore [Wood County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milladore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milladore
    • Arpin [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arpin
      • Arpin [Wood County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arpin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arpin

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dorchester ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dorchester. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dorchester and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dorchester.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 29 miles [46.7 km] of Dorchester.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Dorchester:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Dorchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dorchester.

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

  • North Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Memorial Cemetery
  • Abbotsford Cemetery
  • Abbotsford Public Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbotsford Public Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbotsford Public Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford Public Cemetery
  • Holton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton Cemetery
  • Stetsonville Public Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stetsonville Public Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stetsonville Public Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetsonville Public Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pine Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Curtiss Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Curtiss Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Curtiss Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Curtiss Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtiss Cemetery
    • Colby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Colby Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby Cemetery
    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethlehem Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Cemetery
    • St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas Cemetery
    • Little Black Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Black Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Black Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Black Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dorchester.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black Cemetery
    • St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
      • St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester.
      • St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Green Grove Cemetery
      • St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2215127<3>

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dorchester had a population of 350 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Dorchester had a population of 865 people.

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

  • Dorchester [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
    • Dorchester [Clark County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 865 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dorchester had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
  • Abbotsford [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbotsford
    • Abbotsford [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,233 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbotsford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbotsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
  • Curtiss [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtiss
    • Curtiss [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Curtiss had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtiss
  • Stetsonville [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetsonville
    • Stetsonville [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stetsonville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stetsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetsonville
  • Colby [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
    • Colby [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 513 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colby had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
  • Milan [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
    • Milan [Marathon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Milan had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
  • Continue List ...
    • Little Black [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Black
      • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Little Black had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
    • Cherokee [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Marathon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherokee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Corinth [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corinth had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Medford [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,193 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Medford had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Green Grove [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
      • Green Grove [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 753 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grove
    • Unity [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 318 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 330 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Unity had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity
    • Wuertsburg [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wuertsburg
      • Wuertsburg [Marathon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wuertsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wuertsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wuertsburg
    • Athens [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Athens had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Withee [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withee
      • Withee [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Dorchester
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Withee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Withee

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dorchester. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dorchester.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dorchester ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Dorchester:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dorchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0022, Longitude: -90.3335       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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: findagrave.com.
<4>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 Dorchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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