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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.

Barron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 829 people (with 3,318 people in 2017)
 - Barron had a post office and railroad service
 
Bateman   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - Bateman had railroad service and no post office
 
Bloomer   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 1,081 people in 2017)
 - Bloomer had a post office and railroad service
 
Boyd   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 538 people in 2017)
 - Boyd had a post office and railroad service
 
Cadott   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 889 people (with 1,428 people in 2017)
 - Cadott had a post office and railroad service
 
Cameron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Canton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chetek   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 2,150 people in 2017)
 - Chetek had a post office and railroad service
 
Chippewa Falls   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 8,670 people (with 14,035 people in 2017)
 - Chippewa Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Cooks Valley   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - Cooks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dallas   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Dallas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Drywood   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Drywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eagle Point   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - Eagle Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Eagleton   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 81 people
 - Eagleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edson   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Edson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Estella   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - Estella had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huron   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - Huron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irvine   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - Irvine had railroad service and no post office
 
Lehigh   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Lehigh had a post office and railroad service
 
Rice Lake   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 2,130 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Rice Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Creek   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Sand Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanley   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - Stanley 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 Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.org/

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 'straight-line' distance that starts 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, 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: 45.3347, Longitude: -91.2371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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