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Our Genealogical Helper for White Corners ...

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 Corners (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 Corners. 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.

Name Variations for White Corners ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with White Corners.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Corners: White Cors.

Newspapers Published in White Corners ...

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 131 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Corners.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White Corners, 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 White Corners.

Cemeteries Near White Corners ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Ft. Crawford National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prairie du Chien Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W French Town Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Gran Grae Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE German Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Baylis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pt. Ann Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Wencelaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grover Plot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spaulding Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Buell Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shanghai Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE National Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Knapp Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Eastman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Norsk Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Harpers Ferry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wauzeka Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ion Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Patch Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union 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 Corners in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Corners.

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

Prairie du Chien   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Corners
 - 1895 population of 3,131 people (with 5,653 people in 2017)
 - Prairie du Chien had a post office and railroad service
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White Corners
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Yellow River (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Corners
 - Yellow River had railroad service and no post office
McGregor (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Corners
 - 1895 population of 1,160 people (with 844 people in 2017)
 - McGregor had a post office and railroad service
Charme   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from White Corners
 - Charme had railroad service and no post office
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from White Corners
 - Millville had a post office and no railroad service
Wauzeka   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from White Corners
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 403 people in 2017)
 - Wauzeka had a post office and railroad service
Eastman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Corners
 - 1895 population of 121 people (with 407 people in 2017)
 - Eastman had a post office and no railroad service
Waukon Junction (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Corners
 - Waukon Junction 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 White Corners. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Corners 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

White Corners is located in Crawford County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crawford County: Allamakee (IA), Clayton (IA), Grant, Richland & Vernon.

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

Crawford     (The home county for White Corners)
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Bridgeport   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prairie du Chien   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Haney   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wyalusing   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wyalusing   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patch Grove   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bagley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eden   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rewey   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westport   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akan   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Viola   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sterling   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Readstown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Genoa   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waukon (IA)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Postville (IA)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dorchester (IA)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clayton (IA)
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Monona (IA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Saint Olaf (IA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luana (IA)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkader (IA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Osterdock (IA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Delaware (IA)
      Colesburg (IA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greeley (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oneida (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dubuque (IA)
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Vienna (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Durango (IA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dyersville (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Graf (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (IA)
      Clermont (IA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elgin (IA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wadena (IA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brainard (IA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arlington (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Union (IA)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayette (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Douglass (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winneshiek (IA)
      Castalia (IA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ossian (IA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Decorah (IA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Highlandville (IA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Calmar (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Houston (MN)
      Eitzen (MN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - you should note 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 Corners:

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 Crawford County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon 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    
Delaware County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque 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    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Crawford County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in White Corners. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Corners) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Corners. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0675, Longitude: -91.0779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Corners 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 White Corners, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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