A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Walsh, Wisconsin

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WI

The location of Walsh

Our Genealogy Helper for Walsh ...

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 Walsh (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 Walsh. 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 northeast 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 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.

Walsh is located in Marinette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marinette County: Dickinson (MI), Menominee (MI), Florence, Forest & Oconto.

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

Marinette     (The home county for Walsh)
  Porterfield   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rubys Corner   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Harmony   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lake   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Peshtigo   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wagner   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Marinette   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grover   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Middle Inlet   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Crivitz   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sweetheart City   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Peshtigo   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Suamico   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Green Bay   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flintville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Egg Harbor   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Egg Harbor   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gibraltar   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gardner   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Idlewild   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nasewaupee   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sevastopol   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ephraim   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sister Bay   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jacksonport   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sturgeon Bay   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Red River   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ahnapee   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Little River   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oconto   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lena   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lena   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oconto   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brazeau   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spruce   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stiles   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Spruce   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hickory Corners   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bagley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pensaukee   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Green Valley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wittenberg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Menominee (MI)
  Menominee (MI)   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Wallace (MI)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Koss (MI)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Longrie (MI)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ingalls (MI)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stephenson (MI)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Daggett (MI)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carney (MI)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nadeau (MI)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Powers (MI)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hermansville (MI)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spalding (MI)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Walsh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walsh.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE St. Mary's Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Winesville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Birch Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marinette County Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Glenwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Walsh ...

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 Walsh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walsh, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walsh.

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

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

Porterfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walsh
 - Porterfield had a post office and railroad service
Menominee (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Walsh
 - 1895 population of 10,630 people (with 8,148 people in 2017)
 - Menominee had a post office and railroad service
Birch Creek (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walsh
 - Birch Creek had railroad service and no post office
Peshtigo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Walsh
 - 1895 population of 1,719 people (with 3,373 people in 2017)
 - Peshtigo had a post office and railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walsh
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
Marinette   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walsh
 - 1895 population of 11,523 people (with 10,607 people in 2017)
 - Marinette had a post office and railroad service
Carbondale (MI)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walsh
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Carbondale had a post office and no railroad service
Beaver   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walsh
 - Beaver 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 Walsh. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walsh 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 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 Walsh:

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 Marinette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's



Door County:     Cyndi's



Kewaunee County:     Cyndi's



Oconto County:     Cyndi's



Shawano County:     Cyndi's



Menominee County (MI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Marinette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walsh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1794, Longitude: -87.7626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walsh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jan 2019