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Our Genealogical Helper for Washington ...

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 Washington (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 Washington. 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 Washington ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Washington, 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 Washington.

Cemeteries Near Washington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Washington.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Rest Haven Gardens   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hadleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Bridgets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott's Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Brunswick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Drammen Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Valley Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rumery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ludington 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 Washington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Washington.

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

Altoona   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 805 people (with 7,489 people in 2016)
 - Altoona had a post office and railroad service
 
Fall Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 1,306 people in 2016)
 - Fall Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Eau Claire   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 17,415 people (with 68,339 people in 2016)
 - Eau Claire had a post office and railroad service
 
Shawtown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Shawtown had railroad service and no post office
 
Nix Corner   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - Nix Corner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truax   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Washington
 - Truax had railroad service and no post office
 
Irvine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Washington
 - Irvine had railroad service and no post office
 
Eleva   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - Eleva 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 Washington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Washington 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Washington is located in Eau Claire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Eau Claire County: Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Pepin & Trempealeau.

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

  DirectionDistance
Eau Claire     (The home county for Washington)
      Altoona   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clear Creek   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ludington   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Drammen   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Barron
      Dovre   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sioux Creek   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chetek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buffalo
      Naples   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springdale - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Canton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gilmanton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montana   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Modena   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maxville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Chippewa
      Hallie   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Hallie   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chippewa Falls   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake Wissota   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wheaton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cadott   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Howard   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Anson   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eagle Point   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Clark
      Butler   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Foster   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worden   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Humbird   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mentor   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hendren   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mead   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reseburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seif   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dunn
      Rock Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Brook   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peru   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Cedar   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunn   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tainter Lake   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Garfield   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      York   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden Valley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Curran   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alma Center   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Taylor   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrillan   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pepin
      Albany   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Durand   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Durand   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waterville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ella   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pierce
      Elmwood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Elm   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plum City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rusk
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rusk   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Croix
      Cady   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Taylor
      Taft   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roosevelt   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lublin   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Trempealeau
      Eleva   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Strum   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Albion   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Unity   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Osseo   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chimney Rock   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hale   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pigeon Falls   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnside   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coral City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Wabasha (MN)
      Wabasha (MN)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Washington:

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 Eau Claire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Croix County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Washington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington) 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 Washington. 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 Washington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7538, Longitude: -91.4071     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington 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 Washington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington.