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Town of Wheatland, Wisconsin
(Kenosha County)

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The location of Town of Wheatland

Our Genealogy Helper for Wheatland ...

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 Wheatland (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 Wheatland. 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.

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.

Wheatland is located in Kenosha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kenosha County: Lake (IL), McHenry (IL), Racine & Walworth.

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

Kenosha     (The home county for Wheatland)
  Slades Corners   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Randall   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Powers Lake   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Twin Lakes   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Camp Lake   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Paddock Lake   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Salem   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brighton   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Benet Lake   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cold Spring   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rome   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sullivan   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Koshkonong   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Helenville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hales Corners   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greendale   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Creek   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  South Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Allis   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cudahy   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Francis   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wauwatosa   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milwaukee   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bohners Lake   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Browns Lake   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dover   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Waterford   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Yorkville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Avalon   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnstown Center   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnstown   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Emerald Grove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lima   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  La Prairie   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Turtle   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bloomfield   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Genoa City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pell Lake   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Voree - Historic   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lake Geneva   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spring Prairie   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bowers   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Como   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Big Bend   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mukwonago   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Durham   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eagleville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muskego   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vernon   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Prairie   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boone (IL)
  Capron (IL)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Russellville (IL)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Caledonia (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Timberlane (IL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belvidere (IL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Herbert (IL)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cook (IL)
  Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barrington (IL)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Capri Village (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Inverness (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Palatine (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Barrington (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plum Grove Village (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winthrop Village (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheeling (IL)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairfax Village (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hoffman Estates (IL)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
DeKalb (IL)
  New Lebanon (IL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Genoa (IL)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kane (IL)
  Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Dundee (IL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Dundee (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gilberts (IL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hampshire (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Starks (IL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elgin (IL)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burlington (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plato Center (IL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bowes Bend (IL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake (IL)
  Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Antioch (IL)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ingleside (IL)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Monaville (IL)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Long Lake (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
McHenry (IL)
  Richmond (IL)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hebron (IL)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ringwood (IL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenwood (IL)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alden (IL)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Winnebago (IL)
  Argyle (IL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Roscoe (IL)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Beloit (IL)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wheatland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheatland.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Free Will Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE First German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW High Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Wilmot Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Killians Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW God's Acre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Francis deSales Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE English Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Rooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wray - Imeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Orvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Solon Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Peters Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sprind Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Cedarvale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paris Corners Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wheatland ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheatland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wheatland, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wheatland.

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, Wheatland had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wheatland had a population of 3,410 people.

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

New Munster   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - New Munster had a post office and no railroad service
Slades Corners   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Wheatland
 - Slades Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Bassett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bassett had a post office and railroad service
Fox River   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Fox River had a post office and railroad service
Twin Lakes   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Wheatland
 - Twin Lakes had a post office and railroad service
Silver Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheatland
 - Silver Lake had a post office and railroad service
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 2,043 people (with 10,978 people in 2017)
 - Burlington had a post office and railroad service
Camp Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheatland
 - Camp Lake had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 12,314 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Lyons 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 Wheatland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheatland 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 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 Wheatland:

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 Kenosha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Milwaukee County:     Cyndi's



Racine County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Walworth County:     Cyndi's



Waukesha County:     Cyndi's



Boone County (IL):     Cyndi's



Cook County (IL):     Cyndi's



DeKalb County (IL):     Cyndi's



Kane County (IL):     Cyndi's



Lake County (IL):     Cyndi's



McHenry County (IL):     Cyndi's



Winnebago County (IL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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

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 Wheatland:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Kenosha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheatland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wheatland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheatland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5817, Longitude: -88.2473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheatland 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 Wheatland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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