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Our Genealogical Helper for Waldwick ...

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 Waldwick (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 Waldwick. 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 Waldwick ...

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 149 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waldwick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waldwick, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waldwick.

Cemeteries Near Waldwick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waldwick.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Garrison Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Willow Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willow Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Fayette Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Mineral Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pillings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E York Memorial Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Perry Luterhan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Eastside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rockwell Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bloomfield 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Waldwick had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Waldwick had a population of 480 people.

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

Jonesdale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Waldwick
 - Jonesdale had a post office and railroad service
Hollandale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Waldwick
 - Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
Yellowstone   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Yellowstone had a post office and no railroad service
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Fayette had a post office and no railroad service
Blanchardville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 358 people (with 798 people in 2017)
 - Blanchardville had a post office and railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Ridgeway   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 580 people in 2017)
 - Ridgeway had a post office and railroad service
Dodgeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 1,722 people (with 4,748 people in 2017)
 - Dodgeville had a post office and railroad service
Mineral Point   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 2,694 people (with 2,481 people in 2017)
 - Mineral Point had a post office and railroad service
Calamine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waldwick
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Calamine 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 Waldwick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waldwick 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Waldwick is located in Iowa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Iowa County: Dane, Grant, Green, Lafayette, Richland & Sauk.

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

Iowa     (The home county for Waldwick)
      Hollandale   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perry   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Horeb   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Vermont   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cross Plains   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Montfort   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cuba City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smelser   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jordan   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Browntown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blanchard   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Willow Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calamine   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lamont   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westport   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Willow   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Plain   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Honey Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dubuque (IA)
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warren (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nora (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stockton (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Galena (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menominee (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aiken (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stephenson (IL)
      Winslow (IL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McConnell (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orangeville (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lena (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eleroy (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedarville (IL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - 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 Waldwick:

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 Iowa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waldwick ...

While our initial data for Waldwick came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Waldwick in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Waldwick.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Waldwick:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Waldwick in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Waldwick for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Waldwick.
      See our Misc Page for Waldwick for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Iowa County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iowa County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Waldwick. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waldwick) 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 Waldwick. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Waldwick

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldwick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8631, Longitude: -90.0226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waldwick 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 Waldwick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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