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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilcox ...

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 Wilcox (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 Wilcox. 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 Wilcox ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilcox.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilcox, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilcox.

Cemeteries Near Wilcox ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilcox.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Garden of Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Cullen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marinette County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glenwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Lena Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns 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.<2>

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

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

Grover   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilcox
 - Grover had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peshtigo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 1,719 people (with 3,373 people in 2017)
 - Peshtigo had a post office and railroad service
 
Oconto   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 5,219 people (with 4,433 people in 2017)
 - Oconto had a post office and railroad service
 
Lena   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilcox
 - Lena had a post office and no railroad service
 
Porterfield   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Wilcox
 - Porterfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Coleman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilcox
 - Coleman had a post office and railroad service
 
Marinette   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 11,523 people (with 10,607 people in 2017)
 - Marinette had a post office and railroad service
 
Pound   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilcox
 - Pound had a post office and railroad service
 
Pensaukee   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilcox
 - 1895 population of 108 people
 - Pensaukee 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 Wilcox. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilcox 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 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 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.

Wilcox is located in Marinette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marinette County: Dickinson (MI), Menominee (MI), Florence, Forest & Oconto.

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

  DirectionDistance
Marinette     (The home county for Wilcox)
      Grover   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Peshtigo   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peshtigo   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coleman   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pound   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marinette   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pound   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Porterfield   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crivitz   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Middle Inlet   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Brown
      Scott   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Suamico   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flintville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Howard   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Humboldt   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Door
      Gardner   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sevastopol   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gibraltar   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clay Banks   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Kewaunee
      Red River   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ahnapee   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Casco   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Casco   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Menominee
      Legend Lake   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keshena   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Oconto
      Little River   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lena   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lena   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spruce   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spruce   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brazeau   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Outagamie
      Seymour   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shawano
      Green Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wescott   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Menominee (MI)
      Menominee (MI)   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wallace (MI)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Koss (MI)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ingalls (MI)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Longrie (MI)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stephenson (MI)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Daggett (MI)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Wilcox:

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 Marinette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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Communities in Wisconsin

About Marinette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wilcox. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilcox) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilcox. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9978, Longitude: -87.8354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilcox have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Wilcox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilcox.



 
 
 

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