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Our Genealogical Helper for Victory Center ...

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 Victory Center (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Victory Center. 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.

Name Variations for Victory Center ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Victory Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for Victory Center: Victory Ctr. (or less commonly used: Victory Cen., Victory Cent. or Victory Cntr.)

Newspapers Published in Victory Center ...

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 355 newspapers that have been published in the area around Victory Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Victory Center, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Victory Center.

Cemeteries Near Victory Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Victory Center.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Victory Center covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Emmanuel Community United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE West Granville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mequon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valhalla Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. James Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Dominics Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pinelawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Tree Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Jacobi Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Redeemer UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SW St. Albans Episcopalian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wisconsin Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Zur Ruhe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cedar Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Erler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Central Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Settlers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mound Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wauwatosa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Glen Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Last Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Pauls 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.<4>

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

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

Granville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Granville had a post office and railroad service
Freistadt   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Freistadt had a post office and no railroad service
Fussville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Fussville had a post office and no railroad service
Menomonee Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 422 people (with 37,443 people in 2017)
 - Menomonee Falls had a post office and railroad service
West Granville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - West Granville had a post office and no railroad service
Rockfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Victory Center
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Rockfield had a post office and railroad service
Meeker   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Victory Center
 - Meeker had a post office and no railroad service
Lannon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Victory Center
 - Lannon 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 Victory Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Victory Center in the 1890's.

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.

Victory Center is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan & Waukesha.

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

Washington     (The home county for Victory Center)
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Polk   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Erin   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Herman   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hubbard   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mayville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fond du Lac
      Kewaskum   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Fane   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graham Corners   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Byron   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forest   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paris   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Somers   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Somers   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brown Deer   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bayside   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fox Point   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Whitefish Bay   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Norway   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wind Point   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Random Lake   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oostburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lima   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Menomonee Falls   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lannon   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Butler   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sussex   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elm Grove   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Victory Center:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington 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 starting from Victory Center. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Victory Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victory Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2070, Longitude: -88.0826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victory Center 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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<4>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 Victory Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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