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Our Genealogical Helper for Weston ...

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 Weston (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 Weston. 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 Weston ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Weston, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Weston.

Cemeteries Near Weston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weston.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Lower Weston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Irving Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Weber Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ridge Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mamre Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Farm Hill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pownell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Rosehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Poplar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Henrys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clearview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tramway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Elk Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Froens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Halverson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Teegarden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Highland 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 Weston in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Weston.

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

Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Weston
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hatchville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Weston
 - Hatchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lucas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 786 people in 2017)
 - Lucas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Downsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Downsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rock Elm   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 186 people (with 497 people in 2017)
 - Rock Elm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eau Galle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Eau Galle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 1,372 people in 2017)
 - Spring Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olivet   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Weston
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Olivet 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 Weston. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weston 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 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.

Weston is located in Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dunn     (The home county for Weston)
      Weston   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Lucas   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dunn   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Menomonie   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Red Cedar   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peru   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boyceville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Barron
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vance Creek   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prairie Farm   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sioux Creek   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turtle Lake   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dovre   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prairie Lake   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chetek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buffalo
      Maxville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springdale - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Modena   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gilmanton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Naples   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chippewa
      Wheaton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Howard   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cooks Valley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Hallie   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hallie   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chippewa Falls   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bloomer   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodmohr   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Auburn   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eagleton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloomer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Eau Claire
      Brunswick   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Drammen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eau Claire   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Creek   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pepin
      Waterville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Durand   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Durand   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ella   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Albany   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pepin   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Pierce
      Elmwood   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rock Elm   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Plum City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Martell   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maiden Rock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ellsworth   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Polk
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Brook   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amery   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Croix
      Cady   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hersey   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eau Galle   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glenwood City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rush River   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Emerald   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Trempealeau
      Eleva   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Albion   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chimney Rock   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Strum   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Unity   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dakota (MN)
      Hastings (MN)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Miesville (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Goodhue (MN)
      Frontenac (MN)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Wing (MN)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Welch (MN)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bellechester (MN)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodhue (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wabasha (MN)
      Lake City (MN)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wabasha (MN)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellogg (MN)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millville (MN)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Zumbro Falls (MN)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (MN)
      Lake Saint Croix Beach (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys Point (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeland Shores (MN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeland (MN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Afton (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bayport (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Weston:

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 Dunn County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Croix County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dakota County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Goodhue County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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 that stretches from Weston. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8125, Longitude: -92.0716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weston 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Weston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weston.



 
 
 

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