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Welcome to Oil City ...

Oil City is located in Monroe County<1>.

The location of Oil City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Oil City is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oil City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Oil City: (608)

Adding Oil City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oil City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oil City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oil City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Oil City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Oil City - they are located in Alberta, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oil City.

Communities near Oil City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oil City.

  • Sparta [Monroe County]
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    • Sparta [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
  • Tomah [Monroe County]
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    • Tomah [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomah
  • Westby [Vernon County]
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    • Westby [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby
  • La Grange [Monroe County]
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    • La Grange [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,063 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
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    • Viroqua [Vernon County]
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      • Viroqua [Vernon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viroqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Angelo [Monroe County]
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      • Angelo [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tomah [Monroe County]
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      • Tomah [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomah
    • Clinton [Vernon County]
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      • Clinton [Vernon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Hillsboro [Vernon County]
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      • Hillsboro [Vernon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,387 people
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    • Elroy [Juneau County]
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      • Elroy [Juneau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elroy

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oil City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oil City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oil City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oil City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oil City. See our Newspapers Page for Oil City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oil City ...

Looking for more information about Oil City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oil City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oil City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Oil City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oil City) 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 Oil City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oil CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oil City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7505, Longitude: -90.5868       In this case, the coordinates for Oil City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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