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Our Genealogical Helper for Walworth ...

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 Walworth (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 Walworth. 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 Walworth ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walworth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walworth, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walworth.

Cemeteries Near Walworth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walworth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Walworth Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cobblestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Big Foot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Alden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Burr Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Settlers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Linn - Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Darien Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W South Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Chemung - Dunham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chermung Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jerome Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dullam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Old Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE North Geneva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hazel Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Phillips 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>

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

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

Big Foot Prairie (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Big Foot Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Williams Bay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walworth
 - Williams Bay had railroad service and no post office
East Delavan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - East Delavan had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrence (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
Alden (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walworth
 - Alden had a post office and railroad service
Sharon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 878 people (with 1,576 people in 2017)
 - Sharon had a post office and railroad service
Harvard (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 1,967 people (with 9,180 people in 2017)
 - Harvard had a post office and railroad service
Delavan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 2,038 people (with 8,356 people in 2017)
 - Delavan had a post office and railroad service
Darien   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 1,594 people in 2017)
 - Darien had a post office and railroad service
Chemung (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walworth
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Chemung 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 Walworth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walworth 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 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.

Walworth is located in 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 Walworth. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Walworth:

Walworth     (The home county for Walworth)
      Walworth   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Fontana-on-Geneva Lake   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Williams Bay   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Delavan Lake   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Linn   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Delavan   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Como   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Delavan   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Darien   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sharon   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Como   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albion   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockdale   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunkirk   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cambridge   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brodhead   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Koshkonong   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carcajou   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Atkinson   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Koshkonong   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Randall   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benet Lake   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turtle   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      La Prairie   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Beloit   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Russellville (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Caledonia (IL)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Timberlane (IL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belvidere (IL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Herbert (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cook (IL)
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Barrington (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness (IL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoffman Estates (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeKalb (IL)
      New Lebanon (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Genoa (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingston (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairdale (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brush Point (IL) - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clare (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sycamore (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Esmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coltonville (IL) - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kane (IL)
      Hampshire (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilberts (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Starks (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Dundee (IL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burlington (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Dundee (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plato Center (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowes Bend (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elgin (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lake (IL)
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ingleside (IL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Long Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Volo (IL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fox River Valley Gardens (IL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harvard (IL)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodstock (IL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Marengo (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ogle (IL)
      Monroe Center (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Davis Junction (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindenwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      Argyle (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Beloit (IL)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roscoe (IL)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Loves Park (IL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rockton (IL)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherry Valley (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sturbridge Village (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockford (IL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shirland (IL)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Village (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Millford (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Walworth:

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:

Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
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    
DeKalb 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    
Ogle 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walworth:

The official website for Walworth County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5306, Longitude: -88.5976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walworth 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 Walworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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