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Our Genealogical Helper for Wentworth ...

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 Wentworth (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 Wentworth. 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 Wentworth ...

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 128 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wentworth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wentworth, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wentworth.

Cemeteries Near Wentworth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wentworth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Poplar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Parkview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blueberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WNW Nemadji Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ever Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood 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 Wentworth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wentworth.

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

Amnicon   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Wentworth
 - Amnicon had railroad service and no post office
Poplar   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wentworth
 - Poplar had a post office and railroad service
Maple   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wentworth
 - Maple had railroad service and no post office
Hawthorne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wentworth
 - Hawthorne had a post office and railroad service
Cutter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wentworth
 - Cutter had railroad service and no post office
South Range   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wentworth
 - South Range had a post office and railroad service
Blueberry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wentworth
 - Blueberry had railroad service and no post office
Itasca   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wentworth
 - Itasca had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wentworth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wentworth 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.

Wentworth is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Carlton (MN), Pine (MN), Saint Louis (MN), Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer & Washburn.

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

Douglas     (The home county for Wentworth)
      Amnicon   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Poplar   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lakeside   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Maple   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hawthorne   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Parkland   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cloverland   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Nebagamon   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brule   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bennett   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cloverland   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bennett   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oulu   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hughes   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orienta   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iron River   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tripp   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Port Wing   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barnes   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clover   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pilsen   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Drummond   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blaine   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lenroot   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seeley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Frog Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minong   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minong   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chicog   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stinnett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carlton (MN)
      Esko (MN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomson (MN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wrenshall (MN)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holyoke (MN)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carlton (MN)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scanlon (MN)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cloquet (MN)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Creek (MN)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sawyer (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lake (MN)
      Knife River (MN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Two Harbors (MN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewart (MN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pine (MN)
      Cloverton (MN)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kerrick (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Louis (MN)
      Duluth (MN)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gary (MN)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Proctor (MN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arnold (MN)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hermantown (MN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Adolph (MN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twig (MN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saginaw (MN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion Lake (MN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookston (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, 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 - you should note 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 Wentworth:

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 Douglas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bayfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burnett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sawyer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washburn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carlton County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pine County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Louis County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Douglas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Douglas 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas 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 starts in Wentworth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wentworth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wentworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5999, Longitude: -91.8360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wentworth 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 Wentworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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