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Our Genealogy Helper for Phelps ...

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 Phelps (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 Phelps. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Phelps is located in Vilas 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 Vilas County: Gogebic (MI), Iron (MI), Forest, Iron, Oneida & Price.

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

  • Vilas County     (The home county of Phelps)
    • Phelps [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Vilas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
    • Washington [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Vilas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Conover [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
      • Conover [Vilas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Conover [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
      • Conover [Vilas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land O'Lakes
      • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land O'Lakes
    • Eagle River [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle River
      • Eagle River [Vilas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle River
    • Lincoln [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Vilas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 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
    • Cloverland [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverland
      • Cloverland [Vilas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,069 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
    • Plum Lake [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Lake
      • Plum Lake [Vilas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Lake
    • Saint Germain [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Germain
      • Saint Germain [Vilas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Germain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Germain
    • Saint Germain [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Germain
      • Saint Germain [Vilas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Former names for Saint Germain:
      • Farmington
      • Lakewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Germain
    • Sayner [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayner
      • Sayner [Vilas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayner
  • Florence County
    • Tipler [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipler
      • Tipler [Florence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipler
    • Tipler [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipler
      • Tipler [Florence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipler
    • Long Lake [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [Florence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Fence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fence
      • Fence [Florence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fence
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Fern [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
      • Fern [Florence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern
  • Forest County
    • Nelma [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelma
      • Nelma [Forest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelma
    • Alvin [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
      • Alvin [Forest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
    • Hiles [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiles
      • Hiles [Forest County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiles
    • Argonne [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argonne
      • Argonne [Forest County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argonne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argonne
    • Popple River [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popple River
      • Popple River [Forest County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popple River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popple River
    • Hiles [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiles
      • Hiles [Forest County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiles
    • Atkins [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Forest County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
    • Ross [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
      • Ross [Forest County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
    • Crandon [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crandon
      • Crandon [Forest County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crandon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crandon
    • Caswell [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell
      • Caswell [Forest County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell
    • Crandon [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crandon
      • Crandon [Forest County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crandon
    • Lincoln [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Forest County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 906 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
  • Oneida County
    • Three Lakes [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Lakes
      • Three Lakes [Oneida County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Lakes
    • Sugar Camp [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp
    • Sugar Camp [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp
    • Piehl [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piehl
      • Piehl [Oneida County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piehl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piehl
    • Gagen [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gagen
      • Gagen [Oneida County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gagen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gagen
    • Stella [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Oneida County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Newbold [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbold
      • Newbold [Oneida County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbold
    • Pine Lake [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Lake
      • Pine Lake [Oneida County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lake
    • Woodruff [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Oneida County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
    • Monico [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monico
      • Monico [Oneida County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monico
    • Lake Tomahawk [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tomahawk
      • Lake Tomahawk [Oneida County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tomahawk
    • Rhinelander [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinelander
      • Rhinelander [Oneida County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinelander
  • Baraga County (MI)
    • Watton [Baraga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watton
      • Watton [Baraga County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watton<3>
  • Gogebic County (MI)
    • Katakitckon Indian Village [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katakitckon Indian Village
      • Katakitckon Indian Village [Gogebic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Katakitckon Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katakitckon Indian Village
    • Watersmeet [Gogebic County]
    • Marenisco [Gogebic County]
  • Houghton County (MI)
    • Sidnaw [Houghton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidnaw
      • Sidnaw [Houghton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidnaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidnaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidnaw<3>
  • Iron County (MI)
    • Iron River [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<3>
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Caspian [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caspian
      • Caspian [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caspian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caspian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caspian<3>
    • Stambaugh [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stambaugh
      • Stambaugh [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stambaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stambaugh
    • Gibbs City [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs City
      • Gibbs City [Iron County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbs City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gaastra [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaastra
      • Gaastra [Iron County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaastra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaastra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaastra<3>
    • Atkinson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Iron County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Atkinson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Pentoga [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pentoga
      • Pentoga [Iron County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pentoga
    • Amasa [Iron County]
    • Alpha [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
      • Alpha [Iron County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpha<3>
    • Crystal Falls [Iron County]
  • Ontonagon County (MI)
    • Paulding [Ontonagon County]
    • Agate [Ontonagon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
      • Agate [Ontonagon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
    • Trout Creek [Ontonagon County]
    • Bruce Crossing [Ontonagon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce Crossing
      • Bruce Crossing [Ontonagon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce Crossing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce Crossing<3>
    • Ewen [Ontonagon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewen
      • Ewen [Ontonagon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewen<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Phelps ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Phelps.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Phelps, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Phelps.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Phelps:

  • 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 Michigan
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Phelps ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Phelps.

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

  • Hildegard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hildegard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hildegard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hildegard Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildegard Cemetery
  • Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katakikon Indian Village Cemetery
  • Land O' Lakes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Land O' Lakes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Land O' Lakes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Land O' Lakes Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land O' Lakes Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeview Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
  • Watersmeet Twp. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watersmeet Twp. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watersmeet Twp. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Watersmeet Twp. Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Phelps.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watersmeet Twp. Cemetery
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    • Rosehill Cemetery
    • Resthaven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resthaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Resthaven Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Phelps.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Cemetery
    • Stambaugh Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stambaugh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stambaugh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stambaugh Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stambaugh Cemetery
    • Interior Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Interior Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Interior Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Interior Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Phelps.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior Cemetery
    • Martin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Martin Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Phelps.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Cemetery
    • Stambaugh Cemetery
    • Iron River Cemetery
    • St. Germain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Germain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Germain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Germain Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Germain Cemetery
    • Plum Lake Cemetery

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.<6>

While we didn't find Phelps in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Phelps.

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

  • Eagle River [Vilas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle River
    • Eagle River [Vilas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,154 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle River had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle River
  • Elmwood [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood
    • Elmwood [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elmwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood
  • Watersmeet [Gogebic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watersmeet
    • Watersmeet [Gogebic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Watersmeet had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watersmeet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watersmeet<3>
  • Beechwood [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beechwood
    • Beechwood [Iron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beechwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beechwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beechwood
  • Tamarack [Gogebic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamarack
    • Tamarack [Gogebic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tamarack had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamarack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tamarack has also been known as:
    • Tamarack Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarack
  • Iron River [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
    • Iron River [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,117 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 people
    • From the 1895 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<3>
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    • Stambaugh [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stambaugh
      • Stambaugh [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 750 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stambaugh had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stambaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stambaugh
    • Atkinson [Iron County] - Historic
      • While Atkinson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Iron County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atkinson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Atkinson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Robbins [Ontonagon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins
      • Robbins [Ontonagon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Robbins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins
    • Stella [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Oneida County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stella had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Atkins [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Forest County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atkins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
    • Thayer [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayer
      • Thayer [Gogebic County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Phelps
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thayer had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayer

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Vilas County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vilas County: www.co.vilas.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 '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- Phelps) 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 Phelps. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhelpsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phelps. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0477, Longitude: -89.0699       In this case, the coordinates for Phelps 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Phelps, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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