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Our Genealogical Helper for White City ...

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 White City (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 White City. 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 White City ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around White City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White City, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White City.

Cemeteries Near White City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Cayuga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Morse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  WNW Moe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ENE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lake View 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 White City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White City.

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

High Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White City
 - High Bridge had a post office and railroad service
Morse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from White City
 - 1895 population of 331 people
 - Morse had a post office and railroad service
Sedgwick   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White City
 - Sedgwick had railroad service and no post office
Marengo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White City
 - Marengo had a post office and railroad service
Glidden   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White City
 - Glidden had a post office and railroad service
Birch   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White City
 - Birch had railroad service and no post office
Sanborn   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White City
 - Sanborn had a post office and railroad service
White River   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White City
 - White River had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around White City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White City 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 and 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.

White City is located in Ashland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ashland County: Bayfield, Iron, Price & Sawyer.

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

Ashland     (The home county for White City)
      Tannery Town   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Mellen   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Morse   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marengo   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      White River   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jacobs   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sanborn   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Shanagolden   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peeksville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gingles   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kelly   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Namakagon   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grand View   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eileen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Washburn   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barksdale   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pilsen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Drummond   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gurney   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knight   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saxon   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pence   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Carey   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montreal   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hurley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oma   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mercer   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Park Falls   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eisenstein   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fifield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flambeau   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fifield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spider Lake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Draper   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Round Lake   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seeley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winter   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Post   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winter   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lenroot   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ojibwa   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Manitowish Waters   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manitowish Waters   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gogebic (MI)
      Ironwood (MI)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillcrest (MI)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Yale (MI)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bessemer (MI)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ramsay (MI)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wakefield (MI)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 White City:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Ashland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bayfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Price County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sawyer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vilas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gogebic County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Ashland County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashland County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from White City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White City) 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 White City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3283, Longitude: -90.6524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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 White City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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