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1890 Communities Near Williams Bay ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Williams Bay had railroad service and no post office. In 2017, Williams Bay had a population of 2,597 people.

Alden (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South (S) from Williams Bay
 - Alden had a post office and railroad service
 
Allens Grove   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Allens Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Big Foot Prairie (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Big Foot Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chemung (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Chemung had a post office and railroad service
 
Darien   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 1,594 people in 2017)
 - Darien had a post office and railroad service
 
Delavan   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 2,038 people (with 8,356 people in 2017)
 - Delavan had a post office and railroad service
 
East Delavan   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - East Delavan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkhorn   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 1,447 people (with 9,953 people in 2017)
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairfield   (Rock County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Fairfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hartland (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Williams Bay
 - Hartland had a post office and railroad service
 
Harvard (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 1,967 people (with 9,180 people in 2017)
 - Harvard had a post office and railroad service
 
Heart Prairie   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Heart Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,200 people in 2017)
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Lake Geneva   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 2,297 people (with 7,875 people in 2017)
 - Lake Geneva had a post office and railroad service
 
Lauderdale   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Williams Bay
 - Lauderdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lawrence (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Lawrence had a post office and railroad service
 
Lyons   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
 
Mayhews   (Walworth County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayhews was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Mayhews had a post office and railroad service
 
Millard   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 110 people (with 1,895 people in 2017)
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richmond (IL)   (McHenry County (IL))       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 415 people (with 1,920 people in 2017)
 - Richmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Sharon   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 878 people (with 1,576 people in 2017)
 - Sharon had a post office and railroad service
 
Slades Corners   (Kenosha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Williams Bay
 - Slades Corners had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spring Prairie   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Spring Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springfield   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Springfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Twin Lakes   (Kenosha County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Williams Bay
 - Twin Lakes had a post office and railroad service
 
Walworth   (Walworth County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Williams Bay
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 1,711 people in 2017)
 - Walworth had a post office and no railroad service

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Williams Bay: www.williamsbay.org/

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Williams Bay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Williams Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williams Bay) 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 Williams Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williams Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williams Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5764, Longitude: -88.5429     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williams Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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