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Town of Waupun, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Waupun ...

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 Waupun (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 Waupun. 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.

Waupun is located in Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fond du Lac County: Calumet, Dodge, Green Lake, Sheboygan, Washington & Winnebago.

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

  Brooklyn   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Belleville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oregon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rutland   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dunkirk   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oregon   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stoughton   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Primrose   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Albion   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Perry   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brodhead   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clarno   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Koshkonong   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  South Wayne   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gratiot   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gratiot   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Avon   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Orfordville   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Newark   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Footville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Center   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beloit   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rock   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Allens Grove   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Darien   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Darien   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Delavan Lake   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Delavan   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitewater   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitewater   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boone (IL)
  Caledonia (IL)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Timberlane (IL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belvidere (IL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Capron (IL)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Russellville (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carroll (IL)
  Shannon (IL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Georgetown (IL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lanark (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkhorn Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Polsgrove (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
DeKalb (IL)
  Fairdale (IL)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
  Nora (IL)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Warren (IL)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockton (IL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Apple River (IL)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ogle (IL)
  Baileyville (IL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Adeline (IL)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leaf River (IL)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Byron (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Forreston (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stillman Valley (IL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Haldane (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Morris (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davis Junction (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brookville (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Holcomb (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Monroe Center (IL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Davis (IL)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rock City (IL)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Afolkey (IL)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dakota (IL)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Orangeville (IL)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cedarville (IL)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ridott (IL)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McConnell (IL)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Freeport (IL)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Durand (IL)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shirland (IL)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pecatonica (IL)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rockton (IL)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  South Beloit (IL)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Seward (IL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Winnebago (IL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Roscoe (IL)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sturbridge Village (IL)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Loves Park (IL)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Waupun ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waupun.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Basswood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clarence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Frankeburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Felts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moores Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Halvorson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Northrup Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE West Luther Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Laona Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Durand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scotch Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Hanford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Eldorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pioneers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  

Newspapers Published in Waupun ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waupun.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waupun, 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 Waupun.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waupun had a population of 2,757 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Waupun had a population of 1,358 people.

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

Oakley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Oakley had a post office and no railroad service
Avon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Avon had a post office and no railroad service
Juda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Juda had a post office and railroad service
Twin Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Twin Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Brodhead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 1,461 people (with 3,253 people in 2017)
 - Brodhead had a post office and railroad service
Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Rock Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Davis (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 539 people (with 635 people in 2017)
 - Davis had a post office and railroad service
Sylvester   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Sylvester had a post office and no railroad service
Rock City (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Waupun
 - 1895 population of 148 people (with 299 people in 2017)
 - Rock City 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 Waupun. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waupun in the 1890's.

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Waupun:

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 Fond du Lac County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Walworth County:     Cyndi's



Boone County (IL):     Cyndi's



Carroll County (IL):     Cyndi's



DeKalb County (IL):     Cyndi's



Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's



Ogle County (IL):     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Fond du Lac County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Fond du Lac 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waupun ...

While our initial data about Waupun came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Waupun in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Waupun.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Waupun:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

We have found Waupun in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Waupun for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Waupun. See our Misc Page for Waupun for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waupun) 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 Waupun. 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 Waupun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waupun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5483, Longitude: -89.4282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waupun 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:

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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 Waupun, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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