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Town of Spring Prairie, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Prairie ...

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 Prairie (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 Prairie. 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 Prairie ...

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 Prairie.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Prairie: Spring Pr.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Spring Prairie is located in Walworth County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walworth County: Boone (IL), McHenry (IL), Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock & Waukesha.

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

Walworth     (The home county for Spring Prairie)
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Bowers   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Voree - Historic   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  East Troy   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  East Troy   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Potter Lake   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lake Beulah   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Como   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lake Como Beach - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Albion   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albion   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Christiana   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ashippun   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Emmet   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cold Spring   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rome   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Helenville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Koshkonong   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slades Corners   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Powers Lake   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Randall   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Camp Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Paddock Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hales Corners   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greendale   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Allis   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Creek   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  South Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wauwatosa   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cudahy   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Francis   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Freistadt   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Browns Lake   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bohners Lake   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dover   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Norway   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wind Lake   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnstown Center   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lima   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Avalon   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Emerald Grove   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  La Prairie   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erin   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Big Bend   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Prairie   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Muskego   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Durham   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Boone (IL)
  Capron (IL)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Russellville (IL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Caledonia (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Timberlane (IL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belvidere (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cook (IL)
  Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Barrington (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kane (IL)
  Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake (IL)
  Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Antioch (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ingleside (IL)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Monaville (IL)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Long Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
McHenry (IL)
  Hebron (IL)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Richmond (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Alden (IL)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenwood (IL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ringwood (IL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Harvard (IL)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  South Beloit (IL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Argyle (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Roscoe (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rockton (IL)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Prairie ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Prairie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Prairie, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Prairie.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Prairie:

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 Walworth County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Kenosha County:     Cyndi's



Milwaukee County:     Cyndi's



Ozaukee County:     Cyndi's



Racine County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Waukesha County:     Cyndi's



Boone County (IL):     Cyndi's



Cook County (IL):     Cyndi's



Kane County (IL):     Cyndi's



Lake County (IL):     Cyndi's



McHenry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  N German Settlement Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE God's Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW North Geneva Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Francis deSales Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rochester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Troy Lakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Killians Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE High Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Westville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Potters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hazel Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE FWB Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant 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 Prairie in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Prairie.

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

Spring Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Spring Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
Honey Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Honey Creek had a post office and railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 2,043 people (with 11,003 people in 2018)
 - Burlington had a post office and railroad service
East Troy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 402 people (with 4,056 people in 2018)
 - East Troy had a post office and no railroad service
Rochester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 3,853 people in 2018)
 - Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
Mayhews - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mayhews was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Mayhews had a post office and railroad service
Lake Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Prairie
 - 1895 population of 2,297 people (with 7,962 people in 2018)
 - Lake Geneva had a post office and 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 Prairie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Prairie in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walworth 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Prairie) 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 Spring Prairie. 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 Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7095, Longitude: -88.3706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Prairie 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 Prairie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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