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Town of Vernon, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Vernon ...

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 Vernon (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 Vernon. 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 and doctors 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.

Vernon is located in Waukesha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

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

Waukesha     (The home county for Vernon)
  Vernon   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Big Bend   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waukesha   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Muskego   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Durham   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Waukesha   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Berlin   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  North Prairie   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rockdale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ashippun   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Neosho   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rubicon   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Emmet   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huilsburg   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hustisford   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hustisford   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Herman   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clyman   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Iron Ridge   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shields   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clyman   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rome   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lac La Belle   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cold Spring   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Helenville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Slades Corners   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Paris   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Paddock Lake   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Powers Lake   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Randall   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Somers   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hales Corners   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greendale   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Allis   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wauwatosa   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  West Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oak Creek   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cudahy   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Francis   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  South Milwaukee   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Shorewood   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mequon   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Thiensville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cedarburg   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ulao   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saukville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Port Washington   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wind Lake   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Norway   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kneeland   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Browns Lake   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dover   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lima   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Johnstown Center   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Avalon   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Emerald Grove   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  La Prairie   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lake Beulah   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Potter Lake   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  East Troy   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  East Troy   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Troy   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Voree - Historic   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bowers   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  La Grange   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Erin   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Germantown   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Polk   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Slinger   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Bend   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lake (IL)
  Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Antioch (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Russell (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monaville (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ingleside (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
McHenry (IL)
  Richmond (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hebron (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alden (IL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ringwood (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwood (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harvard (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Vernon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vernon.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Rural Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vernon Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Vernon United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vernon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Jones - Muckey School Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Muskego Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Oak Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Genesee Village Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prairie Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Luther Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Apostles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Troy Lakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Martin of Tours Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW North Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jericho Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rochester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Vernon ...

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 286 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vernon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vernon, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vernon.

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

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

Big Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vernon
 - Big Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Mukwonago   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 356 people (with 7,947 people in 2017)
 - Mukwonago had a post office and railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vernon
 - Caldwell had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Muskego   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 24,996 people in 2017)
 - Muskego had a post office and no railroad service
Tess Corners   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Tess Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Genesee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Genesee had a post office and railroad service
East Troy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vernon
 - 1895 population of 402 people (with 4,049 people in 2017)
 - East Troy 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 Vernon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vernon in the 1890's.

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 - 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 Vernon:

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 Waukesha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Kenosha County:     Cyndi's



Milwaukee County:     Cyndi's



Ozaukee County:     Cyndi's



Racine County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Walworth County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Lake County (IL):     Cyndi's



McHenry County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Waukesha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waukesha 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 from Point A (ie- Vernon) 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 Vernon. 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 Vernon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8914, Longitude: -88.2456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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