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

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 Stanton (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 Stanton. 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 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.

Stanton is located in Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

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

Dunn     (The home county for Stanton)
  Knapp   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Boyceville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Downing   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Tiffany   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hay River   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wheeler   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tainter Lake   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tainter   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arland   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sioux Creek   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Maple Grove   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Almena   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dovre   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maxville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springdale - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Modena   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Naples   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilmanton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Howard   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wheaton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodmohr   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chippewa Falls   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Hallie   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eagleton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eau Claire
  Union   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lufkin   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eau Claire   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Drammen   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Durand   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durand   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ella   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lund   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Martell   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morton Corner   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Plum City   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Black Brook   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Amery   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alden   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Apple River   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Balsam Lake   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rusk   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Croix
  Wilson   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Glenwood City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hersey   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cady   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rush River   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chisago (MN)
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
  Frontenac (MN)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Red Wing (MN)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wabasha (MN)
  Lake City (MN)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MN)
  Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lakeland (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bayport (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marine-on-Saint-Croix (MN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Afton (MN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stillwater (MN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Scandia (MN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grant (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Stanton ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanton.

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Stanton:

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 Dunn 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



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Rusk County:     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's



Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's



Goodhue 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 Dunn County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Dunn 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 Stanton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tiffany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Teegarden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Tramway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Mamre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Our Saviors Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hay River Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ridge Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Halverson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Irving Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Evergreen 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 Stanton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stanton.

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

Knapp   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 461 people in 2018)
 - Knapp had a post office and railroad service
Downing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stanton
 - Downing had a post office and railroad service
Boyceville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 204 people (with 1,126 people in 2018)
 - Boyceville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 393 people (with 186 people in 2018)
 - Wilson had a post office and railroad service
Hersey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Hersey had a post office and railroad service
Lucas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 795 people in 2018)
 - Lucas had a post office and no railroad service
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stanton
 - Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
Hatchville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stanton
 - Hatchville 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 Stanton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stanton in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stanton) 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 Stanton. 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 Stanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9897, Longitude: -92.0813     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanton 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 Stanton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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