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Our Genealogy Helper for Springville ...

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 Springville (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 Springville. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Springville is located in Vernon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon County: Allamakee (IA), Houston (MN), Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland & Sauk.

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

Vernon     (The home county for Springville)
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Viroqua   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Viroqua   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Coon   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westby   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Christiana   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Coon Valley   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chaseburg   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Utica   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Freeman   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  De Soto   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ferryville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Haney   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodman   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marion   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodman   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Millville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Millville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fountain   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hustler   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Summit   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Camp Douglas   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Crosse
  Washington   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Barre   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rockland   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Salem   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  La Crosse   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Medary   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Portland   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cashton   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Melvina   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wells   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Viola   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Forest   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sylvan   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bloom   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bloom City   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Akan   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Yuba   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gillingham   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lime Ridge   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Trempealeau   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gale   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Galesville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Allamakee (IA)
  New Albin (IA)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lansing (IA)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dorchester (IA)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Waterville (IA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waukon (IA)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Clayton (IA)
  Marquette (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McGregor (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winneshiek (IA)
  Highlandville (IA)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Houston (MN)
  Brownsville (MN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hokah (MN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  La Crescent (MN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eitzen (MN)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Caledonia (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Houston (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring Grove (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winona (MN)
  Dakota (MN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springville ...

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 120 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springville, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springville.

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 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 - 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 Springville:

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 Vernon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



La Crosse County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's



Allamakee County (IA):     Cyndi's



Clayton County (IA):     Cyndi's



Winneshiek County (IA):     Cyndi's



Houston County (MN):     Cyndi's



Winona County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Belgium Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Viroqua Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coon Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bishop Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Our Saviours Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haukley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Brush Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Fargo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Krause 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 Springville had a population of 60 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Esofea   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Esofea had a post office and no railroad service
Viroqua   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 1,270 people (with 4,406 people in 2018)
 - Viroqua had a post office and railroad service
Liberty Pole   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Liberty Pole had a post office and no railroad service
Westby   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 2,234 people in 2018)
 - Westby had a post office and railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Purdy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Purdy had a post office and no railroad service
Fargo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Springville
 - Fargo had a post office and no railroad service
Coon Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 182 people (with 785 people in 2018)
 - Coon Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Avalanche   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Avalanche had a post office and no railroad service
West Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springville
 - West Prairie 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 Springville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springville in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springville ...

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

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 Springville:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Vernon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5836, Longitude: -90.9399     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springville 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 Springville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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