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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 southeast 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 south.

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

Walworth     (The home county for Springfield)
  Lyons   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bowers   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lake Geneva   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Como   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lake Como Beach - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Voree - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lake Como   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Albion   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albion   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Christiana   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cold Spring   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rome   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Koshkonong   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Helenville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concord   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Slades Corners   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Powers Lake   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Randall   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Camp Lake   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Paddock Lake   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Benet Lake   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hales Corners   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greendale   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Allis   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak Creek   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cudahy   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wauwatosa   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Francis   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bohners Lake   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Browns Lake   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dover   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Norway   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnstown Center   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Avalon   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Emerald Grove   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lima   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  La Prairie   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Turtle   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Big Bend   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Prairie   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Muskego   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Durham   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Boone (IL)
  Capron (IL)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Russellville (IL)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Caledonia (IL)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Timberlane (IL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belvidere (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Herbert (IL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cook (IL)
  Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Barrington (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Capri Village (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Inverness (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Barrington (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Palatine (IL)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeKalb (IL)
  New Lebanon (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Genoa (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kane (IL)
  Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hampshire (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Dundee (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gilberts (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Dundee (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Starks (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lake (IL)
  Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Antioch (IL)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ingleside (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monaville (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Long Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
McHenry (IL)
  Hebron (IL)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Richmond (IL)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Alden (IL)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Greenwood (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ringwood (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Harvard (IL)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  Argyle (IL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Roscoe (IL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Beloit (IL)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rockton (IL)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Loves Park (IL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cherry Valley (IL)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sturbridge Village (IL)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 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 18 miles [29 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Walworth County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Kenosha County:     Cyndi's



Milwaukee County:     Cyndi's



Racine County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Waukesha County:     Cyndi's



Boone County (IL):     Cyndi's



Cook County (IL):     Cyndi's



DeKalb 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 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  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W North Geneva Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Francis deSales Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE St. Killians Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE God's Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE High Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE German Settlement Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hazel Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE FWB Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Potters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE First German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sugar Creek 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 Springfield had a population of 172 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
Lake Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 2,297 people (with 7,962 people in 2018)
 - Lake Geneva had a post office and railroad service
Spring Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Spring Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
East Delavan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - East Delavan had a post office and no railroad service
Slades Corners   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - Slades Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 2,043 people (with 11,003 people in 2018)
 - Burlington had a post office and railroad service
Elkhorn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 1,447 people (with 9,998 people in 2018)
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
Williams Bay   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - Williams Bay had railroad service and no post office

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springfield ...

While our initial data about Springfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springfield 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 Springfield.

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 Springfield:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wisconsin Community

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Springfield:

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6417, Longitude: -88.4120     [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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