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Town of Springfield, Wisconsin
(Saint Croix County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springfield ...

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 Springfield (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 Springfield. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Springfield is located in Saint Croix County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Croix County: Washington (MN), Barron, Dunn, Pierce & Polk.

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

Saint Croix     (The home county for Springfield)
  Hersey   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Wilson   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Glenwood City   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Cady   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rush River   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maple Grove   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sioux Creek   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Almena   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Almena   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maxville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springdale - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Modena   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Howard   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wheaton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodmohr   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Hallie   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chippewa Falls   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eagleton   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Downing   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Knapp   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Boyceville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tiffany   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hay River   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Weston   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wheeler   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eau Claire
  Union   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lufkin   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eau Claire   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Drammen   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lund   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ella   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Martell   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Morton Corner   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Black Brook   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Amery   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Alden   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Apple River   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chisago (MN)
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shafer (MN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dakota (MN)
  Hastings (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Miesville (MN)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
  Frontenac (MN)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Red Wing (MN)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welch (MN)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ramsey (MN)
  North Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Maplewood (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wabasha (MN)
  Lake City (MN)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MN)
  Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayport (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lakeland (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Afton (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marine-on-Saint-Croix (MN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stillwater (MN)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Scandia (MN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grant (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodbury (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springfield ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springfield, 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 Springfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Springfield:

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 Saint Croix County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County:     Cyndi's



Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's



Dakota County (MN):     Cyndi's



Goodhue County (MN):     Cyndi's



Ramsey County (MN):     Cyndi's



Wabasha County (MN):     Cyndi's



Washington County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 Springfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tiffany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Teegarden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tramway 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 Springfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Springfield.

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

Hersey   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Hersey had a post office and railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 393 people (with 186 people in 2018)
 - Wilson had a post office and railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 1,354 people in 2018)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
Downing   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - Downing had a post office and railroad service
Knapp   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 461 people in 2018)
 - Knapp had a post office and railroad service
Emerald   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Emerald had a post office and railroad service
Wildwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - Wildwood 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 Springfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springfield in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Croix County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Croix 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springfield) 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 Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9886, Longitude: -92.1971     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield 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 Springfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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