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Our Genealogy Helper for Spokeville ...

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 Spokeville (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 Spokeville. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Spokeville is located in Clark County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clark County: Chippewa, Eau Claire, Jackson, Marathon, Taylor & Wood.

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

Clark     (The home county for Spokeville)
  Sherman   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Loyal   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Loyal   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Unity   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chili   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Granton   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eaton   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Edson   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boyd   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delmar   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cadott   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colburn   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sigel   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goetz   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lynxville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eau Claire
  Fairchild   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fairchild   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bridge Creek   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hay Creek   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Augusta   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Otter Creek   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  City Point   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hatfield   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Komensky   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Merrillan   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alma   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alma Center   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Knapp   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Garden Valley   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bear Bluff   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brockway   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Finley   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Unity   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  McMillan   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eau Pleine   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hull   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stratford   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Day   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rozellville   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Holton   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warrens   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eau Pleine   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carson   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Holway   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Little Black   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Maplehurst   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stetsonville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Deer Creek   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lublin   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Medford   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Roosevelt   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hammel   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Medford   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Browning   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Osseo   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bakerville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lindsey   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rock   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Marshfield   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cary   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Auburndale   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Auburndale   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spokeville ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spokeville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spokeville, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spokeville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Spokeville:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Clark County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Marathon County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Portage County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Clark County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Clark County

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.

Disaster Stories from Wisconsin

Cemeteries Near Spokeville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spokeville.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Veefkind Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Loyal City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Coles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW York Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE West Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Pine Circle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Yolo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Windfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW East Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Spokeville had a post office and railroad service.

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

Veefkind   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spokeville
 - Veefkind had railroad service and no post office
Loyal   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spokeville
 - 1895 population of 168 people (with 1,234 people in 2018)
 - Loyal had a post office and no railroad service
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spokeville
 - 1895 population of 526 people (with 1,887 people in 2018)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
Granton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Spokeville
 - Granton had railroad service and no post office
Greenwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spokeville
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 999 people in 2018)
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
Christie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spokeville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Christie had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Spokeville
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Globe   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spokeville
 - Globe had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spokeville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spokeville in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spokeville ...

While our initial data about Spokeville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Spokeville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Spokeville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Spokeville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spokeville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spokeville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spokeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spokeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7124, Longitude: -90.4353     [Map].
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:
<3>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 Spokeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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