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Our Genealogical Helper for Wascott ...

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 Wascott (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 Wascott. 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 Wascott ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wascott.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wascott, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wascott.

Cemeteries Near Wascott ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wascott.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Wascott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Riverhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SW Chicog Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lampson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  WSW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NNE Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SSW Rosewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dairyland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett 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.<2>

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

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

Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wascott
 - Gordon had a post office and railroad service
Minong   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Wascott
 - Minong had a post office and no railroad service
Sauntry   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Wascott
 - Sauntry had railroad service and no post office
Stinnett   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wascott
 - Stinnett had a post office and railroad service
Hayward   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wascott
 - 1895 population of 1,349 people (with 2,302 people in 2017)
 - Hayward had a post office and railroad service
Phipps   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wascott
 - Phipps had railroad service and no post office
Hawthorne   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Wascott
 - Hawthorne had a post office and railroad service
Cable   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E) from Wascott
 - Cable 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 Wascott. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wascott 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wascott is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Carlton (MN), Pine (MN), Saint Louis (MN), Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer & Washburn.

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

Douglas     (The home county for Wascott)
      Gordon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Solon Springs   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Solon Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bennett   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennett   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dairyland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hawthorne   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Nebagamon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Amnicon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barnes   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cable   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Drummond   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delta   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iron River   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oulu   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grand View   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Namakagon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tripp   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Webb Lake   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blaine   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Swiss   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rusk   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Lake   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hertel   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Follette   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meenon   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lenroot   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hayward   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seeley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayward   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bass Lake   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Little Round Lake   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chief Lake   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reserve   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sand Lake   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spider Lake   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Round Lake   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Couderay   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Minong   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Frog Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Minong   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gull Lake   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chicog   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stinnett   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Springbrook   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Trego   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Casey   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bass Lake   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crystal   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Carlton (MN)
      Holyoke (MN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clear Creek (MN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wrenshall (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pine (MN)
      Cloverton (MN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kerrick (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Louis (MN)
      Gary (MN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Wascott:

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 Douglas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bayfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burnett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sawyer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washburn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carlton County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pine County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Louis County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

The official website for Douglas County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wascott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2022, Longitude: -91.7988     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wascott have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Wascott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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