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Town of Wilton, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilton ...

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 Wilton (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 Wilton. 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.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Wilton is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse & Vernon.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Wilton)
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
      Clifton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adrian   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adams   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adams   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Easton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Preston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Flats   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynxville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brockway   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Irving   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      City Point   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black River Falls   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Bend   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hustler   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orange   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cutler   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
La Crosse
      Rockland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burns   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Joseph   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barre   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Salem   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Viola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Westford   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Stark   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Remington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Port Edwards   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dexter   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Houston (MN)
      Brownsville (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wilton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Dorset Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dorset Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Worden - Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Noth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W St. Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvin Day Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Aney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrims Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Summit Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hilltop Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Billings Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Lemonweir Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fountain Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sorenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wilton ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilton.

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

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wilton had a population of 226 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wilton had a population of 1,048 people.

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

Norwalk   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 384 people (with 631 people in 2017)
 - Norwalk had a post office and railroad service
Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 39 people (with 668 people in 2017)
 - Glendale had a post office and railroad service
Kendall   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 304 people (with 470 people in 2017)
 - Kendall had a post office and railroad service
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clifton had a post office and no railroad service
Oil City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Oil City had a post office and no railroad service
Ontario   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Ontario had a post office and no railroad service
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 292 people in 2017)
 - Oakdale had a post office and railroad service
Tomah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 2,199 people (with 9,369 people in 2017)
 - Tomah had a post office and railroad service
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wilton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Saint Marys 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 Wilton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wilton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Wilton:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Monroe County
Cemetery Junction:   $tmp803   $tmp803
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Wisconsin, for Monroe 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilton ...

While our initial data about Wilton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wilton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wilton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Wilton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Wilton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wilton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wilton. See our Misc Page for Wilton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Monroe County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilton) 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 Wilton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wilton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8452, Longitude: -90.4904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Wilton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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