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Our Genealogical Helper for Walker ...

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 Walker (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 Walker. 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 Walker ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walker.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walker, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walker.

Cemeteries Near Walker ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walker.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Village of Port Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Babcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethany Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joachims Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Arpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW John Ne-Wee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Indian Bill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Philomena 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, Walker had railroad service and no post office.

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

Hansen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Walker
 - Hansen had a post office and railroad service
 
Vesper   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 562 people (with 558 people in 2017)
 - Vesper had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Edwards   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 37 people (with 1,778 people in 2017)
 - Port Edwards had a post office and railroad service
 
Babcock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker
 - Babcock had a post office and railroad service
 
Pittsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 653 people (with 838 people in 2017)
 - Pittsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Veedum   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Walker
 - Veedum had railroad service and no post office
 
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 21 people (with 4,966 people in 2017)
 - Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 1,702 people (with 7,417 people in 2017)
 - Grand Rapids had a post office and railroad service
 
New Rome - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Rome was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - New Rome 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 Walker. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walker 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Walker is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon & Portage.

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

  DirectionDistance
Wood     (The home county for Walker)
      Seneca   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Cranmoor   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hansen   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vesper   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nekoosa   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dexter   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pittsville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Biron   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grand Rapids   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Adams
      Rome   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Flats   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Preston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adams   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Clark
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Washburn   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Granton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Levis   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Neillsville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Valley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loyal   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loyal   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Crawford
      Lynxville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jackson
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      City Point   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Komensky   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Millston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatfield   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brockway   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Juneau
      Armenia   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Finley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cutler   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orange   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marathon
      Green Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Day   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bergen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McMillan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ashley   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Knowlton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stratford   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guenther   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Marquette
      Springfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Monroe
      Scott   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Byron   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warrens   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wyeville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tunnel City   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Portage
      Grant   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carson   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Linwood   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plover   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Whiting   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Plover   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stevens Point   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hull   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Park Ridge   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Waupaca
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scandinavia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waushara
      Plainfield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oasis   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rose   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wild Rose   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Walker:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Walker ...

While our initial data for Walker came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Walker 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 Walker.

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 Walker:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Walker.
      See our Misc Page for Walker for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3861, Longitude: -89.9787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.



 
 
 

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