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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilmot ...

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 Wilmot (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 Wilmot. 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 the area of Wilmot ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilmot.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wilmot. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wilmot and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wilmot.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Wilmot.

Cemeteries Near Wilmot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilmot.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Wilmot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW English Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wray - Imeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Peters Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sprind Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grass Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Alphonsus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW First German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Solon Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Free Will Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedarvale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Home Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hosmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW High Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE East Fox Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Angolian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickory Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Carr - Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ringwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E South Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bristol - Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paris Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Killians Catholic 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 Wilmot in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilmot.

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

Camp Lake   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmot
 - Camp Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Silver Lake   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilmot
 - Silver Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Fox River   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Fox River had a post office and railroad service
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 12,217 people in 2016)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
 
Bassett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bassett had a post office and railroad service
 
Twin Lakes   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Wilmot
 - Twin Lakes had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 5,674 people in 2016)
 - Spring Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 41 people (with 10,459 people in 2016)
 - Fox Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grass Lake (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilmot
 - Grass Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Munster   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilmot
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - New Munster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilmot
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
 
Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilmot
 - Solon Mills 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 Wilmot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilmot 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 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.

Wilmot is located in Kenosha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kenosha County: Lake (IL), McHenry (IL), Racine & Walworth.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kenosha     (The home county for Wilmot)
      Silver Lake   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Randall   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benet Lake   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Shangrila   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Milwaukee
      Franklin   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Racine
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dover   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Norway   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Rock
      Bradford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turtle   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      La Prairie   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walworth
      Genoa City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pell Lake   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake Geneva   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Linn   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Como   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Como Beach - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Waukesha
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Durham   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden Prairie (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russellville (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caledonia (IL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Timberlane (IL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belvidere (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Herbert (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cook (IL)
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Inverness (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plum Grove Village (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winthrop Village (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairfax Village (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoffman Estates (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
DeKalb (IL)
      New Lebanon (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Genoa (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
DuPage (IL)
      Itasca (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Medinah (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roselle (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bartlett (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bloomingdale (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wayne (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wood Dale (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bensenville (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kane (IL)
      Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilberts (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hampshire (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Starks (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elgin (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plato Center (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bowes Bend (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Elgin (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lake (IL)
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ingleside (IL)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Round Lake Heights (IL)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Long Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
McHenry (IL)
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Winnebago (IL)
      Argyle (IL)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Wilmot:

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 Kenosha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DuPage County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Wilmot. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilmot) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilmot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5128, Longitude: -88.1820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilmot 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 Wilmot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilmot.