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West Middleton, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for West Middleton ...

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 Middleton (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 an insight into their world.

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 Middleton. 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 Middleton ...

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 Middleton.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Middleton: W. Middleton

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

West Middleton is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for West Middleton)
  Middleton   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Middleton   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Verona   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Verona   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Pilgrim Village   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shorewood Hills   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ashton Corners   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Berry   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fitchburg   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Point   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hampden   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Astico   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elba   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shields   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reeseville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fond du Lac
  Waupun   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  York   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Washington   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mineral Point   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Arena   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waldwick   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carcajou   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Koshkonong   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Milford   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Atkinson   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fayette   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wiota   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Wayne   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Porter   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Center   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Footville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orfordville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Plain   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stephenson (IL)
  Winslow (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Middleton ...

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

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Middleton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW North Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kohlman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Paoli Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Black Earth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in West Middleton ...

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 212 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Middleton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Middleton, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Middleton.

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, West Middleton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Riley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Middleton
 - Riley had a post office and railroad service
Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 324 people (with 19,660 people in 2017)
 - Middleton had a post office and railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Klevenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Middleton
 - Klevenville had a post office and railroad service
Verona   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 13,107 people in 2017)
 - Verona had a post office and railroad service
Pheasant Branch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Pheasant Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Ashton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
Cross Plains   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 371 people (with 4,241 people in 2017)
 - Cross Plains had a post office and railroad service
Mount Horeb   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Middleton
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 7,421 people in 2017)
 - Mount Horeb 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 Middleton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Middleton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Middleton:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Stephenson County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Middleton ...

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

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 Middleton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for West Middleton. See our Misc Page for West Middleton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Middleton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Middleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0603, Longitude: -89.5718     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Middleton 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 West Middleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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