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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 109 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 25 miles [40.2 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 &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N White City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Forest - Burr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Czechs National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shreve Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Revels Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Newburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Debello Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE East Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jug Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hills Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Billings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Patrick Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bloom City Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodstock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvin Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Soules Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hilltop Rest 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 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.

Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White City
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from White City
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yuba   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White City
 - 1895 population of 129 people (with 72 people in 2016)
 - Yuba had railroad service and no post office
 
West Lima   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from White City
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - West Lima had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White City
 - 1895 population of 461 people (with 1,421 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trippville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White City
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Trippville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rockton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White City
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Rockton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloom City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from White City
 - Bloom City 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 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 southwest 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Vernon     (The home county for White City)
      Union   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forest   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stark   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Webster   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Adams
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Easton   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crawford
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haney   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freeman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ferryville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Grant
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
      Avoca   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Millston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Juneau
      Union Center   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
La Crosse
      Washington   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burns   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barre   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Medary   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Wellington   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Melvina   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Richland
      Yuba   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forest   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Viola   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Willow   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Sauk
      Woodland   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 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 first visit 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 //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:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau 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    
Sauk County:       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 ...



Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Vernon County

About Wisconsin

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 State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from White City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White City) 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 White City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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: 43.6186, Longitude: -90.4532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White City 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 White City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White City.