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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 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - Almena had a post office and railroad service
 
Barron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 829 people (with 3,318 people in 2017)
 - Barron had a post office and railroad service
 
Barronett   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - Barronett had a post office and railroad service
 
Bashaw   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Bashaw had railroad service and no post office
 
Cameron   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
 
Canton   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Canton had a post office and railroad service
 
Chetek   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 406 people (with 2,150 people in 2017)
 - Chetek had a post office and railroad service
 
Cumberland   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 1,219 people (with 2,119 people in 2017)
 - Cumberland had a post office and railroad service
 
Dallas   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Dallas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haugen   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - Haugen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hayward   (Sawyer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 1,349 people (with 2,302 people in 2017)
 - Hayward had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillsdale   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - Hillsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lehigh   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - Lehigh had a post office and railroad service
 
Nobleton   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Nobleton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reserve   (Sawyer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Reserve had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rice Lake   (Barron County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 2,130 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Rice Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Shell Lake   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Shell Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Spooner   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - Spooner had a post office and railroad service
 
Stinnett   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson
 - Stinnett had a post office and railroad service
 
Stone Lake   (Washburn County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 510 people in 2017)
 - Stone Lake had a post office and no railroad service

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance 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, 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: 45.6047, Longitude: -91.4816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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