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Our Genealogy Helper for Port Wing ...

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 Port Wing (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 Port Wing. 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 Port Wing ...

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 Port Wing: Prt. Wing

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Port Wing 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 Port Wing. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Port Wing:

  • Bayfield County     (The home county of Port Wing)
    • Port Wing [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wing
      • Port Wing [Bayfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Orienta [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orienta
      • Orienta [Bayfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Clover [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [Bayfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
    • Tripp [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripp
      • Tripp [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Oulu [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oulu
      • Oulu [Bayfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Bell [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell
      • Bell [Bayfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell
    • Iron River [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Washburn [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Hughes [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Bayfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Pilsen [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilsen
      • Pilsen [Bayfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Barksdale [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barksdale
      • Barksdale [Bayfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
    • Keystone [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Bayfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
  • Ashland County
    • Ashland [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • La Pointe [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Pointe
      • La Pointe [Ashland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Pointe
    • Gingles [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gingles
      • Gingles [Ashland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
    • La Pointe [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Pointe
      • La Pointe [Ashland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Pointe
    • Sanborn [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
      • Sanborn [Ashland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Marengo [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [Ashland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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
  • Douglas County
    • Cloverland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverland
      • Cloverland [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Cloverland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverland
      • Cloverland [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Brule [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brule
      • Brule [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Lakeside [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Douglas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Nebagamon
      • Lake Nebagamon [Douglas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Poplar [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Douglas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
    • Amnicon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amnicon
      • Amnicon [Douglas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Highland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Douglas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Hawthorne [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
    • Parkland [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland [Douglas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
    • South Range [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Range
      • South Range [Douglas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Range
  • Lake County (MN)
    • Two Harbors [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Harbors
      • Two Harbors [Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Wing
      • 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>
    • Knife River [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River
      • Knife River [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Wing
      • 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>
    • Stewart [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart
      • Stewart [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Wing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart
    • Beaver Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Bay
      • Beaver Bay [Lake County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Bay<3>
    • Silver Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Bay
      • Silver Bay [Lake County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Bay<3>
  • Saint Louis County (MN)
    • Duluth [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duluth
      • Duluth [Saint Louis County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duluth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duluth<3>
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
      • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • 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>
    • Gary [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Saint Louis County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • 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
    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermantown
      • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Port Wing ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Wing.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Port Wing:

  • 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 Port Wing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Port Wing.

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

  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Herbster Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herbster Cemetery
    • Herbster Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Wing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbster 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oulu 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.
      • Valley View Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ever Rest 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Glade Cemetery
    • Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bell Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Cemetery
    • 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.
      • City Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on City 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blueberry Cemetery
    • Lakeside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lakeside Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike River 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.<4>

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

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

  • Muskeg [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muskeg
    • Muskeg [Bayfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskeg
  • Iron River [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
    • Iron River [Bayfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
  • Topside [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topside
    • Topside [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
    • 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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  • Blueberry [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blueberry
    • Blueberry [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
    • 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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  • Ino [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ino
    • Ino [Bayfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
    • 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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    • Maple [Douglas County]
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      • Maple [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple
    • Moquah [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moquah
      • Moquah [Bayfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moquah had railroad service and no post office
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    • Two Harbors [Lake County]
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      • Two Harbors [Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Two Harbors had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Harbors
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Two Harbors<3>
    • Pike River [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike River
      • Pike River [Bayfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Port Wing
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike River
    • Poplar [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Douglas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
    • Benoit [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bayfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Benoit had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
    • Ashland Junction [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland Junction
      • Ashland Junction [Bayfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Wing
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland Junction
    • Washburn [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Bayfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Port Wing
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,039 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,049 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washburn had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Amnicon [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amnicon
      • Amnicon [Douglas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Wing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amnicon had railroad service and no post office
      • 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

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

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Port Wing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Wing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7747, Longitude: -91.3866       In this case, the coordinates for Port Wing 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 Port Wing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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