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1890 Communities Near Wilson ...

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>

While we didn't find Wilson in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Wilson.

Almena   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson
 - Almena had a post office and railroad service
 
Barron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 829 people (with 3,318 people in 2017)
 - Barron had a post office and railroad service
 
Bloomer   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 631 people (with 1,081 people in 2017)
 - Bloomer had a post office and railroad service
 
Boyceville   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 204 people (with 1,096 people in 2017)
 - Boyceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cameron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Canton had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Falls   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Cedar Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Chetek   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 2,150 people in 2017)
 - Chetek had a post office and railroad service
 
Clayton   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 197 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Clayton had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 269 people (with 1,144 people in 2017)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Cooks Valley   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilson
 - Cooks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dallas   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Dallas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Downing   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - Downing had a post office and railroad service
 
Emerald   (Saint Croix County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Emerald had a post office and railroad service
 
Glenwood   (Saint Croix County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsdale   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knapp   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 458 people in 2017)
 - Knapp had a post office and railroad service
 
Menomonie   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 5,491 people (with 16,429 people in 2017)
 - Menomonie had a post office and railroad service
 
Menomonie Junction   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - Menomonie Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
North Menomonie   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - North Menomonie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prairie Farm   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 443 people in 2017)
 - Prairie Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Cedar   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - Red Cedar had a post office and railroad service
 
Richardson   (Polk County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Richardson had a post office and railroad service
 
Rusk   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Rusk had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Creek   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Sand Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wheeler   (Dunn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - Wheeler had a post office and railroad service

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The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wilson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1652, Longitude: -91.8441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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