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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.

Altoona   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the West (W) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 805 people (with 7,680 people in 2017)
 - Altoona had a post office and railroad service
 
Augusta   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 1,187 people (with 1,514 people in 2017)
 - Augusta had a post office and railroad service
 
Bateman   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Bateman had railroad service and no post office
 
Boyd   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 538 people in 2017)
 - Boyd had a post office and railroad service
 
Cadott   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 889 people (with 1,428 people in 2017)
 - Cadott had a post office and railroad service
 
Chippewa Falls   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 8,670 people (with 14,035 people in 2017)
 - Chippewa Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Drywood   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Drywood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Edson   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Edson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Eidsvold   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson
 - Eidsvold had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairchild   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 645 people (with 589 people in 2017)
 - Fairchild had a post office and railroad service
 
Fall Creek   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 1,309 people in 2017)
 - Fall Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Globe   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilson
 - Globe had a post office and no railroad service
 
Greenwood   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Humbird   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Humbird had a post office and railroad service
 
Huron   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Wilson
 - Huron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irvine   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wilson
 - Irvine had railroad service and no post office
 
Levis   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - Levis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lombard   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilson
 - Lombard had railroad service and no post office
 
Longwood   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Longwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ludington   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wilson
 - Ludington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix Corner   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - Nix Corner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Osseo   (Trempealeau County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 177 people (with 1,675 people in 2017)
 - Osseo had a post office and railroad service
 
Otter Creek   (Eau Claire County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilson
 - Otter Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Price   (Jackson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Wilson
 - Price had a post office and railroad service
 
Stanley   (Chippewa County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilson
 - Stanley had a post office and railroad service
 
Thorp   (Clark County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wilson
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 1,623 people in 2017)
 - Thorp had a post office and 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' distance that begins in 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8280, Longitude: -91.0226     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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