By browsing RoadsideThoughts, you acknowledge our use of cookies. Please refer to our Privacy page for details.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Town of Westfield, Wisconsin
(Sauk County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WI
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Wisconsin
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Wisconsin

Our Genealogical Helper for Westfield ...

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 Westfield (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 Westfield. 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 Westfield ...

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 120 newspapers that have been published in the area around Westfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Westfield, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Westfield.

Cemeteries Near Westfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Westfield.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Westfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tuckertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eiffmeyer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Blakeslee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitemound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Narrows Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Babb Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Free Thinkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Resting Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Willow 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.<2>

While we didn't find Westfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Westfield.

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

Loganville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 137 people (with 301 people in 2017)
 - Loganville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Westfield
 - Leland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedsburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 1,737 people (with 9,487 people in 2017)
 - Reedsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Lime Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 164 people in 2017)
 - Lime Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denzer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Westfield
 - Denzer had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Freedom   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 316 people (with 701 people in 2017)
 - North Freedom had a post office and railroad service
 
Plain   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Westfield
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 773 people in 2017)
 - Plain 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 Westfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Westfield 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 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.

Westfield is located in Sauk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sauk County: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Iowa, Juneau, Richland & Vernon.

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

  DirectionDistance
Sauk     (The home county for Westfield)
      Loganville   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Reedsburg   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock Springs   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Honey Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      North Freedom   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Adams
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Easton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Chester   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Adams   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Newport   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harmony Grove   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Portage   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Crawford
      Clayton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dane
      Mazomanie   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Roxbury   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dane   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vermont   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cross Plains   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dane   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cross Plains   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Grant
      Muscoda   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montfort   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Iowa
      Arena   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Arena   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Juneau
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lyndon Station   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kildare   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Marquette
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Glendale   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
      Cazenovia   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Willow   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westford   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Richland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orion   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Vernon
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Forest   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stark   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 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 Westfield:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 Sauk 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    
Dane 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    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Sauk County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Sauk 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Westfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westfield) 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 Westfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Westfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4200, Longitude: -90.0151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<2>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 Westfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westfield.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   WI
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 16 Jul 2018
By John Hall