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Town of Spring Green, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Green ...

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 Spring Green (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 Spring Green. 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.

Name Variations for Spring Green ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Spring Green.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Green: Spring Grn.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Spring Green is located in Sauk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sauk County: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Iowa, Juneau, Richland & Vernon.

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

Sauk     (The home county for Spring Green)
  Spring Green   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Plain   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Troy   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Loganville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lime Ridge   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scott   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haney   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Berry   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Perry   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Wingville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  York   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arena   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Summit   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lemonweir   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lindina   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Orion   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Willow   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westford   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hub City   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Readstown   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Green ...

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 Spring Green.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Green, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Green.

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 either 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 Spring Green:

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 Sauk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Sauk County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Sauk 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Spring Green ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Green.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Big Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Old Helena Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lone Rock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Wyoming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW North Otter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Button Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Malachy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitemound Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Arena Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sextonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Avoca Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Josephs 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>

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

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

Spring Green   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 1,641 people in 2018)
 - Spring Green had a post office and railroad service
Wyoming   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Wyoming had a post office and no railroad service
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Plain   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 770 people in 2018)
 - Plain had a post office and no railroad service
Clyde   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 315 people in 2018)
 - Clyde had a post office and no railroad service
Bear Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Bear Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Arena   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 832 people in 2018)
 - Arena had railroad service and no post office
Gotham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Spring Green
 - Gotham had railroad service and no post office
Black Hawk   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Green
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Black Hawk 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 Spring Green. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Green in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sauk 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- Spring Green) 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 Spring Green. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Spring Green

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Green. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1980, Longitude: -90.1032     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Green have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Spring Green, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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