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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.

Bear Valley   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Bear Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Hawk   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Black Hawk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buck Creek   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - Buck Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cazenovia   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Cazenovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denzer   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Washington
 - Denzer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henrietta   (Richland County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Henrietta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hub City   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Washington
 - Hub City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ironton   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 253 people in 2017)
 - Ironton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ithaca   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Ithaca had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyesville   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Keyesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
La Valle   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 367 people in 2017)
 - La Valle had a post office and railroad service
 
Leland   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washington
 - Leland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lime Ridge   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 164 people in 2017)
 - Lime Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loganville   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 137 people (with 301 people in 2017)
 - Loganville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Loyd   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Loyd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Neptune   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - Neptune had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Freedom   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 316 people (with 701 people in 2017)
 - North Freedom had a post office and railroad service
 
Plain   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 773 people in 2017)
 - Plain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedsburg   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 1,737 people (with 9,487 people in 2017)
 - Reedsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Richland   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 1,315 people in 2017)
 - Richland had a post office and railroad service
 
Richland Center   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 1,819 people (with 4,998 people in 2017)
 - Richland Center had a post office and railroad service
 
Rockbridge   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Rockbridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sextonville   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Sextonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Twin Bluffs   (Richland County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Washington
 - Twin Bluffs had a post office and railroad service
 
Valton   (Sauk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valton had a post office and no 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 Sauk County: www.co.sauk.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 'straight-line' distance beginning in 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, 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: 43.4233, Longitude: -90.1323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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