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1890 Communities Near Washington ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Washington in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Washington.

Barre Mills   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Barre Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomingdale   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Bloomingdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burns   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Burns had a post office and no railroad service
 
Calvert   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - Calvert had railroad service and no post office
 
Cashton   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 249 people (with 1,103 people in 2017)
 - Cashton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chaseburg   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 144 people (with 296 people in 2017)
 - Chaseburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coon Valley   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 182 people (with 784 people in 2017)
 - Coon Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Esofea   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Esofea had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Crossing   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Grand Crossing had railroad service and no post office
 
La Crosse   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 25,090 people (with 51,834 people in 2017)
 - La Crosse had a post office and railroad service
 
Leon   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Medary   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Medary had railroad service and no post office
 
Melvina   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 88 people (with 107 people in 2017)
 - Melvina had a post office and railroad service
 
Middle Ridge   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Middle Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newry   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Newry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newton   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
 
North La Crosse   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - North La Crosse had railroad service and no post office
 
Onalaska   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 1,587 people (with 18,712 people in 2017)
 - Onalaska had a post office and railroad service
 
Portland   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 829 people in 2017)
 - Portland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockland   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 32 people (with 647 people in 2017)
 - Rockland had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Joseph   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Saint Joseph had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Marys   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Saint Marys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sparta   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 2,795 people (with 9,664 people in 2017)
 - Sparta had a post office and railroad service
 
Springville   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stoddard   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 114 people (with 822 people in 2017)
 - Stoddard had a post office and railroad service
 
West Salem   (La Crosse County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 542 people (with 5,026 people in 2017)
 - West Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Westby   (Vernon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 216 people (with 2,248 people in 2017)
 - Westby had a post office and railroad service

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

The official website for La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Washington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (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: 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: 43.7789, Longitude: -90.9710     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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