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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitestown ...

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 Whitestown (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 Whitestown. 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 Whitestown ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitestown.

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

Cemeteries Near Whitestown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitestown.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jug Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hilltop Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bad Axe Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Billings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Revels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Calvin Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest - Burr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Newburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clinton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Lawton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W 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 Whitestown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitestown.

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

Rockton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Rockton had a post office and no railroad service
Ontario   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Ontario had a post office and no railroad service
Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Oil City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Oil City had a post office and no railroad service
La Farge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Whitestown
 - La Farge had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Mount Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Bloomingdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Bloomingdale had a post office and no railroad service
West Lima   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitestown
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - West Lima 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 Whitestown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitestown 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.

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

Vernon     (The home county for Whitestown)
      Ontario   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Forest   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Stark   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Webster   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Freeman   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haney   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferryville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Soto   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millston   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bend   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Irving   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orange   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
La Crosse
      Washington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barre   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burns   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Melvina   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Portland   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Viola   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akan   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Houston (MN)
      Brownsville (MN)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hokah (MN)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winona (MN)
      Dakota (MN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Whitestown:

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 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    
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    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston 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 Vernon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitestown. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Whitestown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitestown) 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 Whitestown. 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 Whitestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitestown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6786, Longitude: -90.6090     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitestown 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 Whitestown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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