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Waverly, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogical Helper for Waverly ...

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 Waverly (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 Waverly. 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 Waverly ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waverly.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Waverly, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Waverly.

Cemeteries Near Waverly ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waverly.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Poplar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Lost Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Ono Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farm Hill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Plum City Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Zion Covenant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Clayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilman Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South Rush River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clayfield Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Salem Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Free Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Weber Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martell Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martell Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maple Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Waverly had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Rock Elm   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 186 people (with 497 people in 2017)
 - Rock Elm had a post office and no railroad service
Olivet   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Olivet had a post office and no railroad service
Exile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Waverly
 - Exile had a post office and no railroad service
Ono   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Ono had a post office and no railroad service
El Paso   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - El Paso had a post office and no railroad service
Gilman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Waverly
 - Gilman had a post office and no railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Waverly
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Plum City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Waverly
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 604 people in 2017)
 - Plum City 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 Waverly. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Waverly 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Waverly is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: Dakota (MN), Goodhue (MN), Washington (MN), Dunn, Pepin & Saint Croix.

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

Pierce     (The home county for Waverly)
      Rock Elm   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elmwood   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Plum City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Maiden Rock   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vance Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maxville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Canton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Modena   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Springdale - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gilmanton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Naples   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheaton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Howard   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cooks Valley   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lucas   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunn   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Peru   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Downing   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Cedar   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boyceville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eau Claire
      Brunswick   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Drammen   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waterville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Durand   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ella   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Durand   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lima   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Brook   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Amery   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Croix
      Cady   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rush River   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hersey   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hammond   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kinnickinnic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hammond   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Albion   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eleva   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dakota (MN)
      Hastings (MN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Miesville (MN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Trier (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vermillion (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hampton (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coates (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rosemount (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Randolph (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Goodhue (MN)
      Frontenac (MN)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Wing (MN)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Welch (MN)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellechester (MN)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodhue (MN)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cannon Falls (MN)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Zumbrota (MN)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wanamingo (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wabasha (MN)
      Lake City (MN)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wabasha (MN)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Zumbro Falls (MN)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellogg (MN)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millville (MN)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mazeppa (MN)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hammond (MN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plainview (MN)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (MN)
      Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Afton (MN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeland (MN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bayport (MN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodbury (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Paul Park (MN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newport (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Waverly:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Pierce County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Croix County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goodhue County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waverly ...

While our initial data for Waverly came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Waverly 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 Waverly.

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 Waverly:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Waverly.
      See our Misc Page for Waverly for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Pierce County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waverly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7286, Longitude: -92.2569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waverly 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 Waverly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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