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Town of Willow, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Willow ...

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 Willow (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Willow. 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.

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 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.

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

Richland     (The home county for Willow)
  Westford   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Hub City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cazenovia   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Henrietta   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richland   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bloom City   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Yuba   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dell Prairie   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Quincy - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Quincy   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Point   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Portage   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Haney   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Utica   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Sterling   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Seneca   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Berry   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dane   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wingville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marion   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arena   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eden   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Summit   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plymouth   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lindina   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kildare   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lyndon Station   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mauston   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lemonweir   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norwalk   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cashton   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ridgeville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lime Ridge   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ironton   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Loganville   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reedsburg   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  La Valle   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Plain   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Whitestown   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Readstown   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Willow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Willow.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Willow covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Big Willow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Neptune Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Soules Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rockbridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blakeslee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Eiffmeyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cazenovia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tuckertown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Richland Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Willow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patrick Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodstock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Sextonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Killian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Westfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Resting Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bloom City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fancy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Willow ...

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 104 newspapers that have been published in the area around Willow.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Willow, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Willow.

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 Willow in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Willow.

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

Neptune   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Willow
 - Neptune had a post office and no railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Lime Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 146 people (with 164 people in 2017)
 - Lime Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Rockbridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 66 people
 - Rockbridge had a post office and no railroad service
Buck Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Willow
 - Buck Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ithaca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Ithaca had a post office and no railroad service
Keyesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Keyesville had a post office and no railroad service
Hub City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Willow
 - Hub City had a post office and no railroad service
Cazenovia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Willow
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Cazenovia 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 Willow. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Willow in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Willow:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's



Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Crawford County:     Cyndi's



Dane County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Iowa County:     Cyndi's



Juneau County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Vernon County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willow. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow) 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 Willow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Willow

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4286, Longitude: -90.2512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow 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 Willow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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