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Our Genealogical Helper for White Oak Springs ...

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 Oak Springs (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 Oak Springs. 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 Oak Springs ...

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 Oak Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for White Oak Springs: White Oak Spgs. (or less commonly used: White Oak Spngs. or White Oak Sprngs.)

Newspapers Published in White Oak Springs ...

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 129 newspapers that have been published in the area around White Oak Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of White Oak Springs, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for White Oak Springs.

Cemeteries Near White Oak Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Oak Springs.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Monticello Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Citzens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Shawnee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Council Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Singers Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leslie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. Peters Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Schwartz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Pleasant 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.<3>

While we didn't find White Oak Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of White Oak Springs.

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

White Oak   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from White Oak Springs
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - White Oak had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from White Oak Springs
 - 1895 population of 311 people (with 360 people in 2017)
 - Scales Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Shullsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from White Oak Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,393 people (with 1,207 people in 2017)
 - Shullsburg had a post office and railroad service
 
New Diggings   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from White Oak Springs
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - New Diggings had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etna   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from White Oak Springs
 - Etna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Council Hill (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from White Oak Springs
 - 1895 population of 170 people
 - Council Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lead Mine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from White Oak Springs
 - Lead Mine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dunbarton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from White Oak Springs
 - Dunbarton 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 Oak Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring White Oak Springs 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 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 Oak Springs is located in Lafayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette County: Jo Daviess (IL), Stephenson (IL), Grant, Green & Iowa.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lafayette     (The home county for White Oak Springs)
      Fort Gratiot - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Shullsburg   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Shullsburg   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Diggings   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Diggings   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gratiot   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Dane
      Perry   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cuba City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smelser   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickeyville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Paris   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sinnipee - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tennyson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Green
      Browntown   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jordan   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarno   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      York   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iowa
      Rewey   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waldwick   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eden   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clayton (IA)
      North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clinton (IA)
      Teeds Grove (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Andover (IA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bryant (IA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goose Lake (IA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Charlotte (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tenmile (IA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delmar (IA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dubuque (IA)
      Dubuque (IA)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rockdale (IA)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Asbury (IA)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Durango (IA)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Zwingle (IA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centralia (IA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peosta (IA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graf (IA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Jackson (IA)
      Saint Donatus (IA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bellevue (IA)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      La Motte (IA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Island (IA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springbrook (IA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Van Buren (IA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andrew (IA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sabula (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spragueville (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Miles (IA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Preston (IA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crab Town (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maquoketa (IA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Carroll (IL)
      Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnold (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marcus (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Polsgrove (IL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Savanna (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Hill (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ayers (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Carroll (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wacker (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Georgetown (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lanark (IL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shannon (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo Fay (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jo Daviess (IL)
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bremen (IL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Galena (IL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Warren (IL)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aiken (IL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Menominee (IL)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nora (IL)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Stockton (IL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hanover (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Stephenson (IL)
      Kent (IL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Winslow (IL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lena (IL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McConnell (IL)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salem (IL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eleroy (IL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl City (IL)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orangeville (IL)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedarville (IL)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeport (IL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Florence (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Oak Springs:

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 Lafayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clinton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Lafayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Illinois
      Iowa

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Lafayette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for White Oak Springs. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in White Oak Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- White Oak Springs) 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 Oak Springs. 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 Town of White Oak Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5314, Longitude: -90.2604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Oak Springs 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 Oak Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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