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Our Genealogical Helper for Wild Rose ...

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 Wild Rose (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 Wild Rose. 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 Wild Rose ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wild Rose.

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

Cemeteries Near Wild Rose ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wild Rose.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tavera Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Haskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Basswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Mathews Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boaz Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sand Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coumbe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Conkle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Felton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blue River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dayton Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sylvan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE English Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW North Clayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Montgomeryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whiteaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richland Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Mt. Tabor 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 Wild Rose in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wild Rose.

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

Five Points   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wild Rose
 - Five Points had a post office and no railroad service
Excelsior   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 167 people
 - Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
Byrds Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wild Rose
 - Byrds Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Basswood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Basswood had a post office and no railroad service
Boaz   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 142 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Boaz had a post office and no railroad service
Westport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wild Rose
 - Westport had a post office and no railroad service
Blue River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wild Rose
 - 1895 population of 36 people (with 419 people in 2017)
 - Blue River had a post office and railroad service
Balmoral   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wild Rose
 - Balmoral 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 Wild Rose. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wild Rose 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Wild Rose is located in Richland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Sauk & Vernon.

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

Richland     (The home county for Wild Rose)
      Akan   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Westport   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orion   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Richland   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Haney   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boydtown   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Utica   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodman   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Crosse
      Washington   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cashton   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Portland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Melvina   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plain   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kickapoo   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Readstown   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stark   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Webster   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Viroqua   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lansing (IA)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waterville (IA)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Albin (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clayton (IA)
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Wild Rose:

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 Richland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane 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    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Wild Rose. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wild Rose) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wild Rose. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2869, Longitude: -90.5818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wild Rose 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 Wild Rose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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