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Our Genealogical Helper for West Granville ...

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 West Granville (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 West Granville. 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.

Name Variations for West Granville ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with West Granville.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Granville: W. Granville

Newspapers Published in West Granville ...

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 385 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Granville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Granville, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Granville.

Cemeteries Near West Granville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Granville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Granville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valhalla Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Pinelawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Tree Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wisconsin Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emmanuel Community United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Dominics Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mound Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wauwatosa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trinity Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glen Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mequon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. James Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Fairview Mausoleum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Wood National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Redeemer UCC Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  W Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Highland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Albans Episcopalian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ever - Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Settlers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Central Union 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that West Granville had a population of 164 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Fussville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Fussville had a post office and no railroad service
Granville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Granville had a post office and railroad service
Marcy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 184 people
 - Marcy had a post office and no railroad service
Brown Deer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Granville
 - Brown Deer had a post office and railroad service
Menomonee Falls   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 422 people (with 37,443 people in 2017)
 - Menomonee Falls had a post office and railroad service
Lannon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from West Granville
 - Lannon had a post office and no railroad service
Brookfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 38,045 people in 2017)
 - Brookfield had a post office and railroad service
Elm Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 6,170 people in 2017)
 - Elm Grove had a post office and railroad service
Milwaukee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 204,468 people (with 595,351 people in 2017)
 - Milwaukee had a post office and railroad service
Freistadt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from West Granville
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Freistadt had a post office and no railroad service
Whitefish Bay   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Granville
 - Whitefish Bay 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 West Granville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Granville 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.

West Granville is located in Milwaukee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Milwaukee County: Ozaukee, Racine, Washington & Waukesha.

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

Milwaukee     (The home county for West Granville)
      Brown Deer   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bayside   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fox Point   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitefish Bay   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Herman   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hubbard   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fond du Lac
      Kewaskum   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Fane   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Osceola   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somers   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somers   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paris   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kenosha   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Norway   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wind Point   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dover   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Random Lake   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oostburg   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lima   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Polk   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Erin   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Menomonee Falls   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lannon   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Elm Grove   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sussex   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pewaukee   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Merton   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 West Granville:

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 Milwaukee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Milwaukee County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Granville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1406, Longitude: -88.0451     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Granville 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>UCC is an abbreviation for the United Church of Canada

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<4>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 West Granville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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