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Town of Stanton, Wisconsin
(Saint Croix County)

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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 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.

Stanton is located in Saint Croix County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Croix County: Washington (MN), Barron, Dunn, Pierce & Polk.

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:

Saint Croix     (The home county for Stanton)
  Star Prairie   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Deer Park   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Richmond   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Star Prairie   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Cylon   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Erin Prairie   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Somerset   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Somerset   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Warren   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Almena   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Almena   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arland   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Trade Lake   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Roosevelt   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Randall   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Downing   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tiffany   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boyceville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Knapp   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hay River   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ridgeland   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wheeler   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Martell   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Morton Corner   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trimbelle   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alden   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Black Brook   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Amery   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dresser   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Balsam Lake   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Anoka (MN)
  Centerville (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lino Lakes (MN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  City of Columbus (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Circle Pines (MN)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lexington (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blaine (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ham Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  East Bethel (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Lake Park (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Columbia Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fridley (MN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hilltop (MN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cedar (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chisago (MN)
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shafer (MN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Center City (MN)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lindstrom (MN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Chisago City (MN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Almelund (MN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyoming (MN)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stacy (MN)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Branch (MN)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Branch (MN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harris (MN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dakota (MN)
  South Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hastings (MN)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lilydale (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sunfish Lake (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mendota Heights (MN)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mendota (MN)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rosemount (MN)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
  Red Wing (MN)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hennepin (MN)
  Saint Anthony (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Snelling (MN)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Minneapolis (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ramsey (MN)
  North Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gem Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maplewood (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Oaks (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vadnais Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Little Canada (MN)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shoreview (MN)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arden Hills (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Roseville (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mounds View (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Falcon Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (MN)
  Marine-on-Saint-Croix (MN)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bayport (MN)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stillwater (MN)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Scandia (MN)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeland (MN)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grant (MN)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hugo (MN)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Afton (MN)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 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 127 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 25 miles [40.2 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 turn to 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 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 Saint Croix County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's



Burnett County:     Cyndi's



Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Anoka County (MN):     Cyndi's



Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's



Dakota County (MN):     Cyndi's



Goodhue County (MN):     Cyndi's



Hennepin County (MN):     Cyndi's



Ramsey County (MN):     Cyndi's



Washington County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Saint Croix 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 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]  
  WNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wagon Landing Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Boardman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Amery Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNW El Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove 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.

Star Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 557 people in 2018)
 - Star Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
New Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 1,408 people (with 9,167 people in 2018)
 - New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Deer Park   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 214 people in 2018)
 - Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
Alden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 48 people (with 2,790 people in 2018)
 - Alden had a post office and no railroad service
Cylon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Cylon had a post office and railroad service
Little Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Little Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Boardman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Boardman had a post office and railroad service
Deronda   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stanton
 - Deronda had a post office and railroad service
Somerset   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 114 people (with 2,825 people in 2018)
 - Somerset 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 ...

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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 Saint Croix 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 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, 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: 45.1672, Longitude: -92.4774     [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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