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Town of Wheaton, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wheaton ...

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 Wheaton (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 Wheaton. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Wheaton is located in Chippewa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chippewa County: Barron, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Rusk & Taylor.

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

Chippewa     (The home county for Wheaton)
  Howard   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Lake Hallie   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hallie   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chippewa Falls   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cooks Valley   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Woodmohr   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Wissota   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bloomer   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eagleton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eagle Point   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dovre   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sioux Creek   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chetek   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chetek   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prairie Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prairie Farm   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maple Grove   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Arland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Naples   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mondovi   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Canton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Springdale - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dover   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gilmanton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Modena   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maxville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Montana   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alma   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Butler   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thorp   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Worden   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thorp   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Foster   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elk Mound   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Elk Mound   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Spring Brook   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Red Cedar   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grant   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tainter Lake   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tainter   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Menomonie   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Otter Creek   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eau Claire
  Union   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Eau Claire   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brunswick   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Drammen   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Fall Creek   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clear Creek   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  York   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waubeek   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Durand   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ella   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frankfort   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pepin   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spring Lake   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock Elm   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Plum City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gilman   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maiden Rock   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rusk   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Big Bend   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Strickland   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stubbs   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weyerhaeuser   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Willard   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Croix
  Wilson   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cady   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glenwood City   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hersey   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eau Galle   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rush River   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eleva   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Albion   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Strum   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Unity   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Osseo   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chimney Rock   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pigeon Falls   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coral City   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wheaton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wheaton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S McCombs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rumery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Waneka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lower Running Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Cooks Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Iron Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Falls City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brunswick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tilden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wheaton ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheaton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wheaton, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wheaton.

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 Wheaton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wheaton.

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

Truax   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheaton
 - Truax had railroad service and no post office
Elk Mound   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wheaton
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 875 people in 2017)
 - Elk Mound had a post office and railroad service
Shawtown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wheaton
 - Shawtown had railroad service and no post office
Eau Claire   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheaton
 - 1895 population of 17,415 people (with 68,587 people in 2017)
 - Eau Claire had a post office and railroad service
Irvine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wheaton
 - Irvine had railroad service and no post office
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wheaton
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 1,144 people in 2017)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Altoona   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wheaton
 - 1895 population of 805 people (with 7,680 people in 2017)
 - Altoona had a post office and railroad service
Chippewa Falls   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Wheaton
 - 1895 population of 8,670 people (with 14,035 people in 2017)
 - Chippewa Falls had a post office and railroad service
Caryville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wheaton
 - Caryville 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 Wheaton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wheaton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Wheaton:

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 Chippewa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County:     Cyndi's



Clark County:     Cyndi's



Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Pepin County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Rusk County:     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Chippewa County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chippewa 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- Wheaton) 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 Wheaton. 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 Wheaton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9033, Longitude: -91.5924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheaton 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 Wheaton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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