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Town of Springvale, Wisconsin
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Our Genealogy Helper for Springvale ...

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 Springvale (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 Springvale. 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 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.

Springvale is located in Columbia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Adams, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk.

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

Columbia     (The home county for Springvale)
  Cambria   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Rio   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Doylestown   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Pardeeville   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Wyocena   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wyocena   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Scott   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Friesland   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fountain Prairie   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Morrisonville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  York   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  DeForest   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sun Prairie   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sun Prairie   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Dane   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Burke   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Westford   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beaver Dam   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Astico   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elba   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver Dam   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fond du Lac
  Alto   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ladoga   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripon   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rosendale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Green Lake
  Kingston   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mackford   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Milford   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnson Creek   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ixonia   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mecan   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Shields   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moon Valley   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  West Baraboo   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lake Delton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marion   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dakota   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Warren   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lohrville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Richford   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Redgranite   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wautoma   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coloma   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Coloma   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nepeuskun   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Utica   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springvale ...

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 110 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springvale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springvale, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springvale.

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 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 - you should note 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 Springvale:

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 Columbia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Waushara County:     Cyndi's



Winnebago County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Cemeteries Near Springvale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springvale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ohio Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Cambria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Doylestown Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Marcellon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wyocena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Stephen's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Portage Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pardeeville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Rocky Run Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Otsego Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Courtland Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rocky Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Fountain Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Friesland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Mary Visitation Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Annunciation Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Randolph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Comstock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lowville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Fall River Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Krastetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lk. Sarah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Henion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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 Springvale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Springvale.

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

Rio   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 372 people (with 1,035 people in 2018)
 - Rio had a post office and railroad service
Cambria   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 524 people (with 748 people in 2018)
 - Cambria had a post office and railroad service
Doylestown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 136 people (with 297 people in 2018)
 - Doylestown had a post office and railroad service
Marcellon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Marcellon had a post office and no railroad service
Pardeeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 382 people (with 2,064 people in 2018)
 - Pardeeville had a post office and railroad service
Wyocena   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 253 people (with 737 people in 2018)
 - Wyocena had a post office and railroad service
Otsego   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Springvale
 - 1895 population of 176 people
 - Otsego had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Fountain   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springvale
 - Belle Fountain 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 Springvale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springvale in the 1890's.

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About Columbia County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springvale) 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 Springvale. 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 Town of Springvale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5028, Longitude: -89.1896     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springvale 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 Springvale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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