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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitehall ...

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 Whitehall (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 Whitehall. 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 the area of Whitehall ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitehall.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Whitehall. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Whitehall and those printed in the larger area surrounding Whitehall.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> of Whitehall.

Cemeteries Near Whitehall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitehall.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Whitehall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tinnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cripps Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corness Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Big Slough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Curran Coulee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. Stanislaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trump Coulee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Pigeon Creek 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 Whitehall had a population of 304 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Whitehall had a population of 1,583 people.

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

Elk Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elk Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 382 people (with 1,308 people in 2017)
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
 
Blair   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 205 people (with 1,369 people in 2017)
 - Blair had a post office and railroad service
 
Pigeon Falls   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 406 people in 2017)
 - Pigeon Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitehall
 - Hale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitehall
 - Russell had a post office and no railroad service
 
York   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitehall
 - York had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chimney Rock   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Whitehall
 - Chimney Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitehall
 - 1895 population of 659 people (with 3,050 people in 2017)
 - Arcadia 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 Whitehall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitehall 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.

Whitehall is located in Trempealeau County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Trempealeau County: Winona (MN), Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson & La Crosse.

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

  DirectionDistance
Trempealeau     (The home county for Whitehall)
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Coral City   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pigeon   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Independence   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hale   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pigeon Falls   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blair   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New City - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burnside   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chimney Rock   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arcadia   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arcadia   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Buffalo
      Montana   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Naples   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gilmanton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waumandee   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cross   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountain City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Chippewa
      Hallie   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Hallie   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Wissota   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chippewa Falls   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edson   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheaton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clark
      Humbird   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mentor   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dewhurst   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Foster   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Levis   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seif   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Valley   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hendren   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Neillsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Washburn   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crawford
      Lynxville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dunn
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peru   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Brook   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunn   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Eau Claire
      Clear Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Otter Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hay Creek   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Drammen   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bridge Creek   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Jackson
      Taylor   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Curran   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      York   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden Valley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Albion   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bend   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alma Center   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
La Crosse
      Holland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holmen   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brice Prairie   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burns   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      French Island   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Medary   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Monroe
      Little Falls   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Lyme   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sparta   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sparta   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Angelo   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pepin
      Albany   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Durand   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Durand   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waubeek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ella   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Houston (MN)
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wabasha (MN)
      Kellogg (MN)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wabasha (MN)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reads Landing (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Winona (MN)
      Homer (MN)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winona (MN)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodview (MN)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Minnesota City (MN)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Minneiska (MN)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dakota (MN)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rollingstone (MN)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stockton (MN)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altura (MN)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaver (MN) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lewiston (MN)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elba (MN)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Whitehall:

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 Trempealeau County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winona County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Trempealeau County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Trempealeau 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 ...
      Minnesota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Whitehall ...

While our initial data for Whitehall came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Whitehall 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 Whitehall.

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 Whitehall:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Whitehall in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Whitehall for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Whitehall.
      See our Misc Page for Whitehall for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Trempealeau County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Trempealeau County: www.tremplocounty.com/

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' distance that stretches from Whitehall. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitehall) 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 Whitehall. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitehall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3658, Longitude: -91.3138     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehall 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 Whitehall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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