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Town of Stanfold, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stanfold ...

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 Stanfold (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 Stanfold. 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 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.

Stanfold is located in Barron County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barron County: Burnett, Chippewa, Dunn, Polk, Rusk, Saint Croix, Sawyer & Washburn.

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

Barron     (The home county for Stanfold)
  Rice Lake   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Bear Lake   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Cumberland   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Rice Lake   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Barron   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Haugen   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Barron   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Cameron   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Cumberland   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Roosevelt   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Dewey   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  La Follette   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Hertel   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Rusk   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Sand Lake   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Siren   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Siren   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Scott   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Meenon   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Daniels   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  New Auburn   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Sampson   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Auburn   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Bloomer   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Bloomer   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Birch Creek   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Woodmohr   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Howard   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Eagleton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Albertville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Ridgeland   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Wilson   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Sand Creek   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Sheridan   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  New Haven   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Grant   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Hay River   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Otter Creek   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Tiffany   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Wheeler   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Boyceville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Downing   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Beaver   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  McKinley   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Clayton   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Lorain   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Clayton   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Apple River   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Bone Lake   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Georgetown   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Clear Lake   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Clam Falls   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Clear Lake   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Strickland   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Strickland   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Wilkinson   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Wilson   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Rusk   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Weyerhaeuser   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Atlanta   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Stubbs   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Apollonia   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Murry   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Big Bend   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Bruce   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
Saint Croix
  Forest   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Cylon   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Deer Park   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Glenwood City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Emerald   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Stanton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Star Prairie   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
  Edgewater   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Meteor   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Sand Lake   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Exeland   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Couderay   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Weirgor   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Couderay   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Bass Lake   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Reserve   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Radisson   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Radisson   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Meadowbrook   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Sarona   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Barronett   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Long Lake   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Shell Lake   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Madge   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Birchwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Beaver Brook   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Bashaw   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Madge   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Birchwood   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Spooner   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Spooner   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
Chisago (MN)
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in Stanfold ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanfold.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stanfold, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stanfold.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Stanfold:

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 Barron County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burnett County:     Cyndi's



Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Rusk County:     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's



Sawyer County:     Cyndi's



Washburn County:     Cyndi's



Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Barron 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 Stanfold ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanfold.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  E Stanfold Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  NNE Wiesner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  ESE Swede Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  WSW St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nora Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  SE Meadows Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  SW Poskin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orchard Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lake Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Anthony Abbot Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  S Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  SW St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pioneer Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Our Saviors 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>

While we didn't find Stanfold in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stanfold.

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

Rice Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the East (E) from Stanfold
 - 1895 population of 2,130 people (with 8,370 people in 2018)
 - Rice Lake had a post office and railroad service
Barron   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the South (S) from Stanfold
 - 1895 population of 829 people (with 3,321 people in 2018)
 - Barron had a post office and railroad service
Haugen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanfold
 - Haugen had a post office and no railroad service
Cameron   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Stanfold
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
Cumberland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stanfold
 - 1895 population of 1,219 people (with 2,106 people in 2018)
 - Cumberland had a post office and railroad service
Canton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanfold
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Canton had a post office and railroad service
Comstock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the West (W) from Stanfold
 - Comstock had a post office and railroad service
Almena   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Stanfold
 - Almena had a post office and railroad service
Barronett   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Stanfold
 - Barronett had a post office and railroad service
Hillsdale   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the South (S) from Stanfold
 - Hillsdale 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 Stanfold. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stanfold in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron 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- Stanfold) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanfold. 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 Stanfold

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanfold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5094, Longitude: -91.8480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanfold 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 Stanfold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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