A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Town of Washington, Wisconsin
(Sauk County)

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The location of Town of Washington

Our Genealogy 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 an insight into their world.

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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Sauk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sauk County: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Iowa, Juneau, Richland & Vernon.

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:

Sauk     (The home county for Washington)
  Lime Ridge   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Loganville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Reedsburg   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Reedsburg   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Plain   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Quincy - Historic   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Adams   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Portage   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scott   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Haney   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Utica   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Berry   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dane   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dane   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wingville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Highland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Summit   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lindina   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lemonweir   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Willow   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Cazenovia   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Westford   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hub City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Richland   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitestown   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ontario   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Washington, see our County-by-County Page 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 Google map will open 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 or 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 &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Eiffmeyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tuckertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Blakeslee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Westfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Willow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Neptune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Whitemound Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cazenovia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Resting Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Babb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Narrows Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Karstetter Cemetery   [Map]     

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 106 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 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Washington.

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.<2>

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.

Sandusky   [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
Lime Ridge   [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   [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   [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   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washington
 - Neptune had a post office and no railroad service
Keyesville   [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
Cazenovia   [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
Bear Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Washington
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Bear Valley had a post office and no 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - although 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    

Website for the //

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 Sauk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Sauk County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Sauk 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Sauk 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 Sauk County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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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<2>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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