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Our Genealogy Helper for Porter ...

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 Porter (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 Porter. 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 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 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.

Porter is located in Rock 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 Rock County: Boone (IL), Winnebago (IL), Dane, Green, Jefferson & Walworth.

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

  • Rock County     (The home county of Porter)
    • Fulton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Rock County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Cooksville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
      • Cooksville [Rock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
    • Fulton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Center [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
      • Center [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
    • Evansville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
    • Union [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Janesville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
      • Janesville [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
    • Magnolia [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 808 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Footville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Footville
      • Footville [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Footville
    • Hanover [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
  • Columbia County
    • Hampden [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampden
      • Hampden [Columbia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Columbus [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Leeds [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
      • Leeds [Columbia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
    • Columbus [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Arlington [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Columbia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Arlington [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Columbia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Lodi [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
      • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Fall River [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
      • Fall River [Columbia County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Dane County
    • Dunkirk [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Dane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
    • Dunkirk [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Dane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
    • Albion [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Stoughton [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
      • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
    • Albion [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Stone [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone
    • Rutland [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,090 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
    • Brooklyn [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Pleasant Springs [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Springs
      • Pleasant Springs [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Springs
    • Christiana [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiana
      • Christiana [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christiana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christiana
    • Dunn [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Oregon [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
  • Dodge County
    • Portland [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Dodge County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Shields [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Dodge County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Elba [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Dodge County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Emmet [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Dodge County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
    • Reeseville [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeseville
      • Reeseville [Dodge County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeseville
    • Lowell [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Dodge County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Fond du Lac County
    • Waupun [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waupun
      • Waupun [Fond du Lac County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waupun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waupun
  • Green County
    • Brooklyn [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Green County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Albany [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Green County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Albany [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Green County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Mineral Point [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Point
      • Mineral Point [Green County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Point
    • Attica [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Green County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Brodhead [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brodhead
      • Brodhead [Green County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
    • Decatur [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Green County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Dayton [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Green County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Exeter [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Green County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
    • Mount Pleasant [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Green County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Spring Grove [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Green County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Monticello [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Green County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
  • Iowa County
    • Moscow [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Iowa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Brigham [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigham
      • Brigham [Iowa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,069 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigham
    • Hollandale [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Iowa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Barneveld [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barneveld
      • Barneveld [Iowa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barneveld have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barneveld
  • Jefferson County
    • Carcajou [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carcajou
      • Carcajou [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carcajou
    • Sumner [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sumner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Lake Koshkonong [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Koshkonong
      • Lake Koshkonong [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Koshkonong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Koshkonong
    • Oakland [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Koshkonong [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Koshkonong
      • Koshkonong [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Koshkonong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koshkonong
    • Lake Ripley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ripley
      • Lake Ripley [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ripley
    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Atkinson
      • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Aztalan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztalan
      • Aztalan [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,493 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aztalan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztalan
  • Lafayette County
    • Blanchardville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchardville
      • Blanchardville [Lafayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 788 people
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    • Argyle [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Lafayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Argyle [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Lafayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Blanchard [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
      • Blanchard [Lafayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Wayne [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Wayne
      • South Wayne [Lafayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wiota [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiota
      • Wiota [Lafayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wayne [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Lafayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Walworth County
    • Richmond [Walworth County]
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      • Richmond [Walworth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Porter
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    • Whitewater [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewater
      • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
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    • Richmond [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Walworth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Whitewater [Walworth County]
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      • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,491 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Allens Grove [Walworth County]
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      • Allens Grove [Walworth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
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    • Darien [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Walworth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Darien [Walworth County]
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      • Darien [Walworth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
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    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,240 people
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    • La Grange [Walworth County]
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      • La Grange [Walworth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Porter
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    • Sharon [Walworth County]
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      • Sharon [Walworth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • La Grange [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Walworth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 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.
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    • Sharon [Walworth County]
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      • Sharon [Walworth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Waukesha County
    • Eagle [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eagle [Waukesha County]
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      • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ottawa [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ottawa
      • Ottawa [Waukesha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ottawa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dousman [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dousman
      • Dousman [Waukesha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dousman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summit [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Waukesha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
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    • North Prairie [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Prairie
      • North Prairie [Waukesha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconomowoc
      • Oconomowoc [Waukesha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconomowoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Boone County (IL)
    • Caledonia [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Boone County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
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    • Capron [Boone County]
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      • Capron [Boone County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poplar Grove [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Boone County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Timberlane [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlane
      • Timberlane [Boone County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McHenry County (IL)
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stephenson County (IL)
    • Davis [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Stephenson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 616 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rock Grove [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Grove
      • Rock Grove [Stephenson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
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    • Rock City [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City [Stephenson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orangeville [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Stephenson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 737 people
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    • Dakota [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
      • Dakota [Stephenson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cedarville [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Stephenson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
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    • McConnell [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnell
      • McConnell [Stephenson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ridott [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridott
      • Ridott [Stephenson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winslow [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
      • Winslow [Stephenson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
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  • Winnebago County (IL)
    • South Beloit [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Beloit
      • South Beloit [Winnebago County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockton [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton [Winnebago County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,477 people
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    • Shirland [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirland
      • Shirland [Winnebago County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Durand [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durand
      • Durand [Winnebago County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,387 people
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    • Lake Summerset [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Summerset
      • Lake Summerset [Winnebago County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Summerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Machesney Park [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machesney Park
      • Machesney Park [Winnebago County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Loves Park [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Park
      • Loves Park [Winnebago County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pecatonica [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecatonica
      • Pecatonica [Winnebago County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecatonica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,835 people
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    • Winnebago [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnebago
      • Winnebago [Winnebago County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,973 people
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    • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
      • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Porter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Porter, see our County-by-County Page for Porter.

Newspapers Published in Porter ...

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 133 newspapers that have been published in the area around Porter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Porter, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Porter.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Porter:

  • 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 Illinois
    • Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Porter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Porter.

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

  • St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Porter Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Porter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fulton Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fulton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ball Tavern Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ball Tavern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maple Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jenson Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jenson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Fassett Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fassett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Joseph Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wheeler Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheeler Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheeler Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethel Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter.
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    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Porter.
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    • St. Anns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anns Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Porter.
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    • West Magnolia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Magnolia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Magnolia Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter.
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    • Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Porter.
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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>

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

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

  • Fulton [Rock County]
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    • Fulton [Rock County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Porter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 168 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Fellows [Rock County] - Historic
    • While Fellows was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellows
    • Fellows [Rock County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Porter
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fellows had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Stebbinsville [Rock County]
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    • Stebbinsville [Rock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Porter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stebbinsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stebbinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cooksville [Rock County]
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    • Cooksville [Rock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Porter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooksville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Indianford [Rock County]
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    • Indianford [Rock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Porter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Indianford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indianford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Center [Rock County]
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    • Center [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Porter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,116 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Center had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leyden [Rock County]
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      • Leyden [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Porter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leyden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leyden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hanerville [Dane County]
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      • Hanerville [Dane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Evansville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,639 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,556 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Evansville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,837 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgerton had a post office and railroad service
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    • Union [Rock County]
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      • Union [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cainville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cainville
      • Cainville [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cainville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Albion [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 134 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albion had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Magnolia [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Stoughton [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
      • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Porter
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,470 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stoughton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Porter. See our List of 1890's Communities around Porter.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Porter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Porter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PorterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8011, Longitude: -89.1818       In this case, the coordinates for Porter 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 Porter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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