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Our Genealogical Helper for Voree ...

So far, we have found very little information about Voree. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Voree to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Voree, please Contact Us.

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 Voree (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 Voree. 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.

Newspapers Published in Voree ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Voree.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Voree, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Voree.

Cemeteries Near Voree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Voree.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E God's Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE High Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW German Settlement Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rochester Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Francis deSales Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Killians Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Free Will Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE First German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW North Geneva Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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.

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

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

Burlington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 2,043 people (with 10,978 people in 2017)
 - Burlington had a post office and railroad service
Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
Honey Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Honey Creek had a post office and railroad service
Spring Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Spring Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Slades Corners   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Voree
 - Slades Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Rochester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Voree
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 3,807 people in 2017)
 - Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Voree
 - Wheatland 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 Voree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Voree 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 and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Voree is historic, it would have been located within present day Walworth County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walworth County: Boone (IL), McHenry (IL), Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock & Waukesha.

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

Walworth     (The home county for Voree)
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Geneva   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Como   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Koshkonong   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Randall   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Burlington   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dover   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Norway   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Prairie   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Durham   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russellville (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caledonia (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Timberlane (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belvidere (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cook (IL)
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kane (IL)
      Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gilberts (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hampshire (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake (IL)
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ingleside (IL)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Long Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      Argyle (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Beloit (IL)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roscoe (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Voree:

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 Walworth County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge 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    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Walworth County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Walworth 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walworth County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Voree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Voree. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Voree) 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 Voree. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Voree

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Voree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6740, Longitude: -88.3060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Voree have been estimated.

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<3>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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