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Our Genealogical Helper for Waterford North (aka 'Tichigan') ...

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 Waterford North (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 Waterford North. 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 Waterford North ...

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 259 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waterford North.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waterford North, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waterford North.

Cemeteries Near Waterford North ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waterford North.

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 Waterford North covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rural Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones - Muckey School Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Muskego Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Vernon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rochester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vernon Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Vernon United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Luther Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE St. Martin of Tours Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW German Settlement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Apostles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Troy Lakes 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 Waterford North in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Waterford North.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Waterford North, with the one closest to Waterford North listed first.

Big Bend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Waterford North
 - Big Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waterford North
 - 1895 population of 448 people (with 5,487 people in 2017)
 - Waterford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Waterford North
 - Caldwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Waterford North
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Vernon had a post office and railroad service
 
Muskego   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waterford North
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 24,996 people in 2017)
 - Muskego had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rochester   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waterford North
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 3,807 people in 2017)
 - Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Church   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Waterford North
 - Union Church had a post office and railroad service
 
Durham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Waterford North
 - Durham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Honey Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waterford North
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Honey Creek 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 Waterford North. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waterford North 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 and hospitals 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.

Waterford North is located in Racine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County: Kenosha, Walworth & Waukesha.

Below are the counties that are near Waterford North. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Waterford North:

  DirectionDistance
Racine     (The home county for Waterford North)
      Wind Lake   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Waterford   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Norway   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Dodge
      Ashippun   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Kenosha
      Brighton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Milwaukee
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Ozaukee
      Mequon   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rock
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walworth
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Washington
      Germantown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Erin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Polk   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Waukesha
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Durham   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lake (IL)
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Venetian Village (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
McHenry (IL)
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Waterford North, see our County-by-County Page for Waterford North.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Waterford North:

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 Racine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Racine County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Racine 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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Illinois

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterford North. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Racine County: www.racineco.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Waterford North. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterford North) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterford North. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8289, Longitude: -88.1976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterford North 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 Waterford North, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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