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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 175 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 25 miles [40.2 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  
  S Benkert Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Benkert Bushnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shooks Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Dutch Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swiss Reformed Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Postville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Exeter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greens Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ula Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N East Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn 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.

Schultz   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - Schultz had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monticello   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 407 people (with 1,205 people in 2017)
 - Monticello had a post office and railroad service
 
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 3,768 people (with 1,242 people in 2017)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
 
New Glarus   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 356 people (with 2,152 people in 2017)
 - New Glarus had a post office and railroad service
 
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvester   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Sylvester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Attica   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Attica had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dayton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Argyle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 411 people (with 822 people in 2017)
 - Argyle 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 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.

Washington is located in Green County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Green County: Stephenson (IL), Winnebago (IL), Dane, Iowa, Lafayette & Rock.

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
Green     (The home county for Washington)
      Monticello   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jordan   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Dane
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oregon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Verona   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Verona   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Horeb   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oregon   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Grant
      Cuba City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
      Moscow   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waldwick   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arena   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Carcajou   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Koshkonong   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lafayette
      Argyle   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blanchard   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Wayne   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lamont   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Gratiot   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gratiot   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Rock
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Orfordville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Footville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Center   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Porter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newark   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Sauk
      Sauk City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Carroll (IL)
      Shannon (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jo Daviess (IL)
      Nora (IL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Warren (IL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stockton (IL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ogle (IL)
      Baileyville (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Stephenson (IL)
      Orangeville (IL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winslow (IL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McConnell (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rock City (IL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedarville (IL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dakota (IL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Davis (IL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lena (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eleroy (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Winnebago (IL)
      Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Durand (IL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Shirland (IL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pecatonica (IL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockton (IL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Beloit (IL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seward (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roscoe (IL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winnebago (IL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sturbridge Village (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]   SE   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 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 - 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 Green County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ogle County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson 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 Green County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin

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 ...
      Illinois

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Green 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 Green County: www.co.green.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 beginning in Washington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington) 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 Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 42.7289, Longitude: -89.6543     [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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