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Our Genealogical Helper for Wilson ...

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 Wilson (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 Wilson. 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 Wilson ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wilson, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wilson.

Cemeteries Near Wilson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilson.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Ludington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Worden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Ludington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW East Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys 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 Wilson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilson.

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

Ludington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Ludington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Edson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 537 people in 2016)
 - Boyd had a post office and railroad service
 
Augusta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 1,187 people (with 1,520 people in 2016)
 - Augusta had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Stanley had a post office and railroad service
 
Cadott   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 889 people (with 1,424 people in 2016)
 - Cadott had a post office and railroad service
 
Eidsvold   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Eidsvold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fall Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 1,306 people in 2016)
 - Fall Creek 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 Wilson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilson 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 doctors and 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.

Wilson is located in Eau Claire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Eau Claire County: Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Pepin & Trempealeau.

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

  DirectionDistance
Eau Claire     (The home county for Wilson)
      Ludington   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bridge Creek   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Otter Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clear Creek   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Buffalo
      Naples   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dover   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Chippewa
      Edson   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Boyd   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stanley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cadott   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Goetz   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Wissota   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anson   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hallie   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Clark
      Butler   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Worden   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Foster   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mead   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reseburg   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hendren   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Withee   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Seif   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Warner   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mentor   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Dunn
      Elk Mound   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Brook   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peru   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Cedar   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Garden Valley   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      York   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alma Center   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Merrillan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Curran   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Komensky   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Marathon
      Unity   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hull   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pepin
      Albany   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Rusk
      Sheldon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Conrath   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Taft   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lublin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Roosevelt   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maplehurst   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pershing   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holway   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grover   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hughey - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hammel   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Trempealeau
      Osseo   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Unity   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Strum   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eleva   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pigeon Falls   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albion   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pigeon   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coral City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chimney Rock   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wood
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bakerville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Wilson:

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 Eau Claire County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buffalo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pepin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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About Eau Claire County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wilson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilson) 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 Wilson. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 44.8105, Longitude: -91.0118     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilson.