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Town of West Point, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for West Point ...

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 Point (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 Point. 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 Point ...

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 Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

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 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 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 Point is located in Columbia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Adams, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk.

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

Columbia     (The home county for West Point)
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Lodi   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Chester   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Easton   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Dane   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dane   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Berry   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Waunakee   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ashton Corners   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Astico   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westford   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Reeseville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fox Lake   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  York   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barneveld   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brigham   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Summit   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lemonweir   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mauston   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lindina   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Montello   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montello   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harris   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lone Rock   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cazenovia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Willow   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westford   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orion   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Richland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hub City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  West Baraboo   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near West Point ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Garden Bluff Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Prairie du Sac Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thoelke Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sauk Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sauk City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Aloysius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bartholomew Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dekorra Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Kerth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Indian Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zuch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Camillus Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Sumpter Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunning Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arlington Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Onehundred Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in West Point ...

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 167 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Point, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Point.

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 Point had a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, West Point had a population of 1,970 people.

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

Okee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Okee had a post office and railroad service
Prairie du Sac village   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 562 people (with 4,378 people in 2017)
 - Prairie du Sac village had a post office and railroad service
Sauk City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 876 people (with 3,468 people in 2017)
 - Sauk City had a post office and railroad service
Roxbury   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Roxbury had a post office and no railroad service
Lodi   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 736 people (with 3,057 people in 2017)
 - Lodi had a post office and railroad service
Dane   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 1,136 people in 2017)
 - Dane had a post office and railroad service
Marxville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from West Point
 - Marxville had a post office and no railroad service
Springfield Corners   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from West Point
 - Springfield Corners 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 West Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Point in the 1890's.

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 and 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 Point:

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 Columbia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Lafayette County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Richland County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Point ...

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

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 Point:

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

We have found West Point in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for West Point for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Point. See our Misc Page for West Point for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia 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 Point) 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 West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3261, Longitude: -89.6457     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point 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 Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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