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Town of Vienna, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Vienna ...

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 Vienna (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 Vienna. 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 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.

Vienna 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 Vienna. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Vienna:

Dane     (The home county for Vienna)
  Dane   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  DeForest   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Morrisonville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waunakee   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Westport   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dane   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ashton Corners   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Maple Bluff   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Point   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hampden   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Elba   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Astico   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reeseville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westford   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shields   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beaver Dam   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver Dam   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Green Lake
  Kingston   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mackford   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Milford   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Johnson Creek   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Porter   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  West Baraboo   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Troy   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Vienna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vienna.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Matsen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Onehundred Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Arlington Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Arlington Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arlington Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moravian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Kohlman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bartholomew Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E North Windsor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Hoepker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spring Prairie - Hauge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Spring Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Leeds Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Klaila Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sun Prairie Memory Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Vienna ...

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 164 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vienna.

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

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

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

Norway Grove   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Norway Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Dane   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 1,136 people in 2017)
 - Dane had a post office and railroad service
Waunakee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 13,755 people in 2017)
 - Waunakee had a post office and railroad service
Windsor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 7,057 people in 2017)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service
DeForest   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 10,340 people in 2017)
 - DeForest had a post office and railroad service
Morrisonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Morrisonville had a post office and railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Leeds had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vienna
 - 1895 population of 167 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Springfield Corners   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vienna
 - Springfield Corners 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 Vienna. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vienna in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Vienna:

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:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vienna:

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 '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- Vienna) 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 Vienna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Vienna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vienna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2447, Longitude: -89.4290     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vienna 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 Vienna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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