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Town of Verona, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Verona ...

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 Verona (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 Verona. 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 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.

Verona is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for Verona)
  Verona   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Montrose   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Fitchburg   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Madison   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pilgrim Village   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Middleton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belleville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oregon   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Point   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hampden   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Portland   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Astico   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elba   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shields   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Waupun   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arena   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arena   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Koshkonong   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Wayne   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Porter   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Center   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Footville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orfordville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Plain   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Warren (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Orangeville (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Afolkey (IL)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Davis (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McConnell (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock City (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Durand (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Verona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Verona.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW St. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paoli Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Story Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holy Mother of Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Prairie Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evergreen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW East Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW West Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. James Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Verona ...

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 217 newspapers that have been published in the area around Verona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Verona, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Verona.

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

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

Paoli   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Verona
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Paoli had a post office and no railroad service
Riley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Verona
 - Riley had a post office and railroad service
West Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Verona
 - West Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
Basco   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Verona
 - Basco had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Verona
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Fitchburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Verona
 - Fitchburg had a post office and railroad service
Klevenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Verona
 - Klevenville had a post office and railroad service
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Verona
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Montrose 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 Verona. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Verona in the 1890's.

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 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 Verona:

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 Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Verona) 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 Verona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Verona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Verona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9881, Longitude: -89.5471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Verona 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 Verona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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