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Our Genealogy Helper for Viking ...

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 Viking (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 Viking. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Viking is primarily located in Pierce County. A portion of Viking extends into Saint Croix County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Pierce     (The home county for Viking)
  Gilman   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Martell   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Trimbelle   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Barron
  Vance Creek   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arland   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Almena   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buffalo
  Maxville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springdale - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Modena   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chippewa
  Wheaton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Howard   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dunn
  Lucas   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Weston   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Knapp   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Downing   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boyceville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tiffany   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Hay River   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Eau Claire
  Brunswick   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Drammen   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pepin
  Waterville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stockholm   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ella   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Polk
  Black Brook   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amery   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dresser   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saint Croix
  Rush River   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cady   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hersey   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kinnickinnic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Anoka (MN)
  Centerville (MN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chisago (MN)
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dakota (MN)
  Hastings (MN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Miesville (MN)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vermillion (MN)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Trier (MN)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coates (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosemount (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunfish Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hampton (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lilydale (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mendota Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Goodhue (MN)
  Red Wing (MN)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Frontenac (MN)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Welch (MN)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bellechester (MN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Goodhue (MN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cannon Falls (MN)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Ramsey (MN)
  North Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maplewood (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gem Lake (MN)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Little Canada (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vadnais Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Oaks (MN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Falcon Heights (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Roseville (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shoreview (MN)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wabasha (MN)
  Lake City (MN)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wabasha (MN)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Zumbro Falls (MN)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington (MN)
  Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeland (MN)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Afton (MN)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bayport (MN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stillwater (MN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodbury (MN)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grant (MN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Landfall (MN)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Viking ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Viking.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rush River Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Martell Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilman Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brookville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW South Rush River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lost Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kinnickinnic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Beldenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thurston Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Covenant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Viking ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Viking.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Viking, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Viking.

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

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

Martell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Martell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Viking
 - Gilman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wildwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Viking
 - Wildwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 1,372 people in 2017)
 - Spring Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 542 people in 2017)
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
El Paso   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - El Paso had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olivet   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Olivet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 1,353 people in 2017)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
 
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 482 people (with 4,000 people in 2017)
 - Baldwin had a post office and railroad service
 
Hammond   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Viking
 - 1895 population of 388 people (with 1,891 people in 2017)
 - Hammond had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Viking. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Viking in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Viking:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 Pierce County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buffalo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chippewa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dunn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pepin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Anoka County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dakota County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Goodhue County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ramsey County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wabasha County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Pierce County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Pierce 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 ...
      Minnesota

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Pierce County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Viking) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viking. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8616, Longitude: -92.3591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viking 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: findagrave.com.

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

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