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Our Genealogical Helper for White Creek ...

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 Creek (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 Creek. 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 Creek ...

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 Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Creek: White Crk. (or less commonly used: White Ck. or White Cr.)

Newspapers Published in White Creek ...

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 Creek.

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

Cemeteries Near White Creek ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Townline Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Township Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Easton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Quincy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Olin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lemonweir Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dupless Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gould Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mt. Repose Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Leos 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that White Creek had a population of 118 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Easton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Adams Center - Historic   [Map]
 - While Adams Center was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Creek
 - Adams Center had a post office and no railroad service
Quincy - Historic   [Map]
 - While Quincy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Quincy had a post office and no railroad service
Lemonweir   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Creek
 - Lemonweir had railroad service and no post office
Lyndon Station   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 136 people (with 482 people in 2017)
 - Lyndon Station had a post office and railroad service
Plainville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Plainville had a post office and no railroad service
Grand Marsh   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Grand Marsh had a post office and no railroad service
Friendship   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from White Creek
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Friendship 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 Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Creek 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 northeast 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 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 east 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 Creek is located in Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waushara & Wood.

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

Adams     (The home county for White Creek)
      Easton   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Adams   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adams   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Chester   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Preston   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Winnebago   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Portage   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marcellon   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harmony Grove   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pardeeville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Green Lake
      Kingston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kildare   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lyndon Station   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harris   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Newton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montello   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Byron   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wyeville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Willow   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Delton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Delton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Springs   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stark   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dakota   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oasis   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wautoma   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nekoosa   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cranmoor   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Remington   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Wazeecha   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grand Rapids   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dexter   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Creek:

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 Adams County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage 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    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for White Creek ...

While our initial data for White Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of White Creek in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about White Creek.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for White Creek:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for White Creek.
      See our Misc Page for White Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Adams County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County:

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 starting in White Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8258, Longitude: -89.8548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Creek 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 Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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