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Our Genealogical Helper for Wellington ...

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 Wellington (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 Wellington. 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 Wellington ...

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 Wellington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wellington, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wellington.

Cemeteries Near Wellington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wellington.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calvin Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Billings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hilltop Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dorset Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Revels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest - Burr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dorset Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Worden - Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Noth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hills Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bad Axe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jug Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elroy City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fowler - Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Lemonweir Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fountain Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Aney 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 Wellington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wellington.

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

Mount Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Oil City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Oil City had a post office and no railroad service
Ontario   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Ontario had a post office and no railroad service
Trippville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Trippville had a post office and no railroad service
Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 668 people in 2017)
 - Glendale had a post office and railroad service
Wilton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 226 people (with 1,048 people in 2017)
 - Wilton had a post office and railroad service
Kendall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 304 people (with 470 people in 2017)
 - Kendall had a post office and railroad service
Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Valley 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 Wellington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wellington 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 and 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.

Wellington is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse & Vernon.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Wellington)
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adrian   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Easton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adams   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lynxville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freeman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haney   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millston   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brockway   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Irving   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bend   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orange   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
La Crosse
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burns   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barre   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Viola   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Willow   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stark   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Webster   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Remington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Houston (MN)
      Brownsville (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Wellington:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse 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    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Monroe County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wellington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wellington) 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 Wellington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wellington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7616, Longitude: -90.4904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellington 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 Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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