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Our Genealogical Helper for Watterstown ...

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 Watterstown (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 Watterstown. 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 Watterstown ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Watterstown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Watterstown, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Watterstown.

Cemeteries Near Watterstown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Watterstown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Blue River Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Sand Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coumbe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Haskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Newburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Tavera Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Basswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Brechler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S German Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Boydtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haney Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pioneer 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.<2>

While we didn't find Watterstown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Watterstown.

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

Blue River   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 36 people (with 419 people in 2017)
 - Blue River had a post office and railroad service
 
Westport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Watterstown
 - Westport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Byrds Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Watterstown
 - Byrds Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boscobel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 1,570 people (with 3,120 people in 2017)
 - Boscobel had a post office and railroad service
 
Homer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Watterstown
 - Homer had a post office and no railroad service
 
Excelsior   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 167 people
 - Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Castle Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 37 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Castle Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Muscoda   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 605 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Muscoda had a post office and railroad service
 
Balmoral   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Watterstown
 - Balmoral had a post office and no railroad service
 
Basswood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Basswood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Watterstown
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Orion 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 Watterstown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Watterstown 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Watterstown is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Clayton (IA), Dubuque (IA), Jo Daviess (IL), Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland.

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

  DirectionDistance
Grant     (The home county for Watterstown)
      Blue River   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Crawford
      Scott   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Haney   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Dane
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
      Pulaski   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rewey   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Juneau
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafayette
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calamine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Willow Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Oil City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
      Westport   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Akan   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Richland   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Sauk
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plain   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Vernon
      Readstown   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stark   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Webster   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sterling   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clayton (IA)
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millville (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Osterdock (IA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Monona (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dubuque (IA)
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Watterstown:

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant 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
      Iowa
      Minnesota

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

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 starting in Watterstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watterstown) 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 Watterstown. 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 Watterstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watterstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1619, Longitude: -90.5993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watterstown 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 Watterstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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