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Town of Springdale, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springdale ...

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 Springdale (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 Springdale. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Springdale is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for Springdale)
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Verona   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Verona   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Perry   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Point   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hampden   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Portland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
  Waupun   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Adams   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arena   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arena   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  South Wayne   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Porter   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Center   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Footville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orfordville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Moon Valley   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Warren (IL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nora (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Apple River (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Oneco (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orangeville (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Afolkey (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McConnell (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springdale ...

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 192 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springdale, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springdale.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Springdale:

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 Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springdale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W German Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S East Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S West Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Paoli Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Perry Luterhan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Old Black Earth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Evergreen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Oak Hill 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 Springdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Springdale.

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

Klevenville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Springdale
 - Klevenville had a post office and railroad service
Riley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springdale
 - Riley had a post office and railroad service
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Horeb   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 7,443 people in 2018)
 - Mount Horeb had a post office and railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Primrose   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Primrose had a post office and no railroad service
Verona   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 13,166 people in 2018)
 - Verona had a post office and railroad service
West Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springdale
 - West Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
Perry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 777 people in 2018)
 - Perry 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 Springdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springdale in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springdale) 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 Springdale. 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 Springdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9978, Longitude: -89.6646     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springdale 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 Springdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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