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1890 Communities Near Wausau ...

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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wausau had a population of 9,253 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wausau had a population of 38,739 people.

Aniwa   (Shawano County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the East (E) from Wausau
 - Aniwa had a post office and railroad service
 
Athens   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wausau
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Bevent   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wausau
 - Bevent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birnamwood   (Shawano County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Wausau
 - Birnamwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Bradley   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wausau
 - Bradley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Callon   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau
 - Callon had railroad service and no post office
 
Dancy   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Dancy had a post office and railroad service
 
Emmerich   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau
 - Emmerich had a post office and no railroad service
 
Halder   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wausau
 - Halder had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamburg   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatley   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau
 - Hatley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hogarty   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wausau
 - Hogarty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knowlton   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 157 people
 - Knowlton had a post office and railroad service
 
Merrill   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 6,809 people (with 9,161 people in 2017)
 - Merrill had a post office and railroad service
 
Mosinee   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 427 people (with 4,002 people in 2017)
 - Mosinee had a post office and railroad service
 
Naugart   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Naugart had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norrie   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau
 - Norrie had a post office and railroad service
 
Nutterville   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wausau
 - Nutterville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pike Lake   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wausau
 - Pike Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine River   (Lincoln County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wausau
 - Pine River had railroad service and no post office
 
Poniatowski   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Poniatowski had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rangeline   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wausau
 - Rangeline had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rib Falls   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wausau
 - Rib Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ringle   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wausau
 - Ringle had a post office and railroad service
 
Schofield   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wausau
 - Schofield had a post office and railroad service
 
Shantytown   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wausau
 - Shantytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stettin   (Marathon County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stettin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Wausau
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Stettin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Taegesville   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wausau
 - Taegesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wausau Junction   (Marathon County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wausau
 - Wausau Junction had railroad service and no post office

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The official website for Wausau: www.ci.wausau.wi.us/

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 Wausau, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Wausau. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wausau) 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 Wausau. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wausau

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9616, Longitude: -89.6446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausau have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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