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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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 96 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Wheatland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Lawrence Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Rush Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walnut Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Heminway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fargo Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Albin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Ferryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Haukley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winnebago Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW May's Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Village Creek 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 Wheatland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wheatland.

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

Red Mound   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wheatland
 - Red Mound had a post office and no railroad service
 
De Soto   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 288 people in 2016)
 - De Soto had a post office and railroad service
 
Retreat   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Retreat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Victory   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 131 people
 - Victory had a post office and railroad service
 
Freeman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 690 people in 2016)
 - Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wheatland
 - West Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Purdy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Purdy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romance   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wheatland
 - Romance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lansing (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wheatland
 - 1895 population of 1,668 people (with 952 people in 2016)
 - Lansing 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wheatland is located in Vernon County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon County: Allamakee (IA), Houston (MN), Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland & Sauk.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Vernon     (The home county for Wheatland)
      Sterling   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bergen   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chaseburg   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stoddard   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Crawford
      De Soto   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Freeman   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ferryville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Haney   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Grant
      Woodman   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wyalusing   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyalusing   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
La Crosse
      Shelby   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barre   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      La Crosse   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Medary   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      French Island   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Monroe
      Portland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Melvina   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wells   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sparta   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sparta   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Richland
      Viola   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Akan   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westport   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Trempealeau
      Trempealeau   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Allamakee (IA)
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dorchester (IA)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Waukon (IA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Postville (IA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clayton (IA)
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Monona (IA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luana (IA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Olaf (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (IA)
      Clermont (IA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winneshiek (IA)
      Highlandville (IA)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hesper (IA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decorah (IA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Castalia (IA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ossian (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluffton (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calmar (IA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fillmore (MN)
      Mabel (MN)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rushford (MN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rushford Village (MN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canton (MN)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peterson (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Houston (MN)
      Eitzen (MN)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brownsville (MN)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Caledonia (MN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hokah (MN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Grove (MN)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Houston (MN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Winona (MN)
      Dakota (MN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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     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 Vernon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse 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    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winneshiek County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fillmore County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winona County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Vernon 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 State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Wheatland. 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 (or directions), 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4530, Longitude: -91.1560     [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: 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 Wheatland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheatland.