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Our Genealogy Helper for Iron River ...

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 Iron River (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 Iron River. 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.

Name Variations for Iron River ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Iron River: Iron Riv.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Iron River is located in Bayfield 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 Bayfield County: Ashland, Douglas, Sawyer & Washburn.

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

  • Bayfield County     (The home county of Iron River)
    • Iron River [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Bayfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
    • Tripp [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripp
      • Tripp [Bayfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripp
    • Hughes [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Bayfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
    • Oulu [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oulu
      • Oulu [Bayfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oulu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oulu
    • Delta [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Bayfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Delta [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Bayfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Keystone [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Pilsen [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilsen
      • Pilsen [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilsen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilsen
    • Orienta [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orienta
      • Orienta [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orienta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orienta
    • Port Wing [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wing
      • Port Wing [Bayfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wing
    • Sutherland [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherland
      • Sutherland [Bayfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland
    • Mason [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
  • Ashland County
    • Ashland [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Gingles [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gingles
      • Gingles [Ashland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gingles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gingles
    • White River [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White River
      • White River [Ashland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
    • Marengo [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [Ashland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marengo
    • Marengo [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [Ashland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marengo
    • Ashland [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Sanborn [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
      • Sanborn [Ashland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
    • Mellen [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellen
      • Mellen [Ashland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellen
    • Morse [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morse
      • Morse [Ashland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morse
    • Gordon [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Ashland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
  • Douglas County
    • Brule [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brule
      • Brule [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brule
    • Maple [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple
      • Maple [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple
    • Cloverland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverland
      • Cloverland [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverland
    • Highland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Nebagamon
      • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Nebagamon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Nebagamon
    • Cloverland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverland
      • Cloverland [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverland
    • Poplar [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
    • Lakeside [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Bennett [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
      • Bennett [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
    • Amnicon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amnicon
      • Amnicon [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amnicon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amnicon
    • Hawthorne [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
    • Bennett [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
      • Bennett [Douglas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
  • Sawyer County
    • Seeley [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seeley
      • Seeley [Sawyer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seeley
    • Lenroot [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenroot
      • Lenroot [Sawyer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenroot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenroot
    • Spider Lake [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spider Lake
      • Spider Lake [Sawyer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 340 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spider Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spider Lake
    • Hayward [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayward
      • Hayward [Sawyer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayward
    • Hayward [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayward
      • Hayward [Sawyer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayward
    • Round Lake [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Sawyer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake
  • Washburn County
    • Frog Creek [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Creek
      • Frog Creek [Washburn County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frog Creek
    • Minong [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minong
      • Minong [Washburn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minong
    • Stinnett [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinnett
      • Stinnett [Washburn County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stinnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinnett
    • Minong [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minong
      • Minong [Washburn County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 926 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minong
  • Lake County (MN)
    • Knife River [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River
      • Knife River [Lake County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knife River<3>
    • Two Harbors [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Harbors
      • Two Harbors [Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Harbors
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Two Harbors<3>
  • Saint Louis County (MN)
    • Duluth [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duluth
      • Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duluth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duluth<3>
    • Gary [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Saint Louis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
      • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Iron River ...

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 119 newspapers that have been published in the area around Iron River.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Iron River. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Iron River and those printed in the larger area surrounding Iron River.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Iron River.

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 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 Iron River:

  • 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 Minnesota
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Iron River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Iron River.

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

  • City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City Cemetery
  • Valley View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
  • Pine Glade Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Glade Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Glade Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Glade Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Glade Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Pine Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Ridge Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Iron River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge Cemetery
  • Oulu Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oulu Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oulu Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oulu Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oulu Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ever Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ever Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ever Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ever Rest Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ever Rest Cemetery
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Iron River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
    • Pike River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pike River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pike River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pike River Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike River Cemetery
    • Rest Haven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Haven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Haven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rest Haven Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Iron River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven Cemetery
    • Blueberry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blueberry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blueberry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blueberry Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Iron River.
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    • Greenwood Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Iron River.
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    • Highland Memorial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Memorial Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River.
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    • Barnes Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barnes Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Iron River.
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    • St. Peters Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Iron River.
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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 in 1895, Iron River had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Iron River [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
    • Iron River [Bayfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Iron River had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Muskeg [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muskeg
    • Muskeg [Bayfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Muskeg had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskeg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Topside [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topside
    • Topside [Bayfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Topside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brule [Douglas County]
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    • Brule [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brule had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pike River [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike River
    • Pike River [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pike River had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ino [Bayfield County]
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    • Ino [Bayfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ino had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ino have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Blueberry [Douglas County]
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      • Blueberry [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blueberry had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blueberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maple [Douglas County]
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      • Maple [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maple had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moquah [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moquah
      • Moquah [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moquah had railroad service and no post office
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    • Benoit [Bayfield County]
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      • Benoit [Bayfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Benoit had railroad service and no post office
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    • Drummond [Bayfield County]
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      • Drummond [Bayfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drummond had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drummond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mason [Bayfield County]
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      • Mason [Bayfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mason had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poplar [Douglas County]
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      • Poplar [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ashland Junction [Bayfield County]
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      • Ashland Junction [Bayfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Iron River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashland Junction had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hawthorne [Douglas County]
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      • Hawthorne [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Iron River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hawthorne had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Iron River. See our List of 1890's Communities around Iron River.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Iron River ...

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

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 Iron River:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bayfield County: www.bayfieldcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iron River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5644, Longitude: -91.4082       In this case, the coordinates for Iron River 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Iron River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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