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Our Genealogical Helper for Williamstown ...

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 Williamstown (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 Williamstown. 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 Williamstown ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamstown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Williamstown, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Williamstown.

Cemeteries Near Williamstown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Williamstown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE New St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tidyman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenbush Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wrucke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Gobki Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Township Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burnett Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Atwater Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hyland Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Norwegian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW State Prison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens   [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 Williamstown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Williamstown.

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

Mayville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 1,165 people (with 4,941 people in 2016)
 - Mayville had a post office and railroad service
 
Kekoskee   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 157 people in 2016)
 - Kekoskee had a post office and no railroad service
 
Horicon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 1,429 people (with 3,656 people in 2016)
 - Horicon had a post office and no railroad service
 
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minnesota Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 214 people
 - Minnesota Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Theresa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 291 people (with 1,207 people in 2016)
 - Theresa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knowles   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Williamstown
 - Knowles had a post office and railroad service
 
Burnett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Williamstown
 - Burnett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rolling Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Williamstown
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Rolling Prairie 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 Williamstown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Williamstown 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.

Williamstown is located in Dodge County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dodge County: Columbia, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Washington & Waukesha.

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

  DirectionDistance
Dodge     (The home county for Williamstown)
      Mayville   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kekoskee   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Horicon   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burnett   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Theresa   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hubbard   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chester   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Juneau   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Calumet
      Brothertown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Holstein   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia
      Courtland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountain Prairie   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friesland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cambria   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springvale   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hampden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Dane
      York   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Medina   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cambridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Oakfield   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakfield   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Byron   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbellsport   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alto   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eden   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brandon   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Green Lake
      Mackford   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Watertown   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Watertown   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Manitowoc
      Kiel   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Marquette
      Mecan   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montello   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Milwaukee
      Brown Deer   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      River Hills   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bayside   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ozaukee
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgium   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgium   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sheboygan
      Scott   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cascade   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Random Lake   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lyndon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adell   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Washington
      Wayne   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Kewaskum   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Erin   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Polk   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boltonville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Waukesha
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Merton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Okauchee Lake   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chenequa   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Merton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nashotah   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delafield   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sussex   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lannon   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Waushara
      Aurora   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Winnebago
      Black Wolf   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nekimi   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Utica   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nepeuskun   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Omro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rushford   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Williamstown:

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 Dodge County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Dodge County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dodge County: www.co.dodge.wi.us/

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 Williamstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamstown) 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 Williamstown. 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 Williamstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5019, Longitude: -88.5859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown 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 Williamstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Williamstown.