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Town of Winchester, Wisconsin
(Vilas County)

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Nearest Communities to Winchester, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Winchester, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Winchester:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Winchester and not the distance if you are driving it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Winchester is located in Vilas County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vilas County: Gogebic (MI), Iron (MI), Forest, Iron, Oneida & Price.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 164 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Winchester. Of these communities, 136 are located in counties other than Vilas County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Winchester (which is Vilas County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Winchester. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Ashland CountyGogebic County (MI) 
Iron CountyOntonagon County (MI) 
Oneida County  
Price County  

Vilas County     (The county where Winchester resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Vilas:   Eagle River
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vilas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winchester (Unver)     [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
Katinka Village     [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Presque Isle (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Manitowish Waters     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Manitowish Waters     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Presque Isle     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Boulder Junction     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boulder Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lac du Flambeau Station (Unver)     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lac du Flambeau     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lac du Flambeau     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marlands (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Arbor Vitae     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Plum Lake     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sayner (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Star Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arbor Vitae (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Germain     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Germain (Unver)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cloverland     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Conover     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Conover (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Land O'Lakes     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eagle River     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Phelps (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Phelps     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

Ashland County
County Website:
County Seat for Ashland:   Ashland
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ashland County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Petes Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Agenda     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Holts Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacobs     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Peeksville     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Peeksville (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Butternut     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ballou (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Glidden (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Morse (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shanagolden (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sedgwick (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cayuga (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mellen     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Morse     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tannery Town     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
White City     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Birch (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Foster Junction (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Iron County
County Seat for Iron:   Hurley
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowish (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mercer (Unver)     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Powell (Unver)     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oma     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carter (Unver)     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mercer     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pine Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sherman     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Van Buskirk (Unver)     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Springstead (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Carey     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Hurley     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pence     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Germania (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gile (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Montreal     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Orva (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Pence (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Knight     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Hoyt (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Iron Belt (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kimball     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kimball (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Upson (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Anderson     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rouse (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saxon (Unver)     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saxon     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tyler Forks (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gurney (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cedar (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gurney     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Oneida County
County Website:
County Seat for Oneida:   Rhinelander
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oneida County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Minocqua (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Minocqua     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rantz (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Woodruff     [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hazelhurst     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hazelhurst     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sunflower (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lake Tomahawk (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lake Tomahawk     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Newbold     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cassian     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Goodnow (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
McNaughton (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sugar Camp     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harshaw (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sugar Camp     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little Rice     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Newbold     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Price County
County Website:
County Seat for Price:   Phillips
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Price County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eisenstein     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fifield     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lymantown (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Park Falls     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fifield     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Emery     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Coolidge (Hist)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kaiser (Hist)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lake     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Worcester     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Gogebic County (MI)
County Seat for Gogebic:   Bessemer (MI)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gogebic County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunham (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hartley (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wellington (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marenisco (MI)     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plymouth (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wakefield (MI)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wico (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ramsay (MI)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Verona (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Theilers (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Anvil (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Ethelwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gogebic (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer (MI)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Yale (MI)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thayer (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Planter (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thomaston (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
White City (MI)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Aurora (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ironwood (MI)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jessieville (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Norrie (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Siemens (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
North Bessemer (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Connorville (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tula (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stickley (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Auvinen Corner (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Hillcrest (MI)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Hautala Corner (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Ironwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beaton (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Junet (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bonifas (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Watersmeet (MI)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fuller (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Katakitckon Indian Village (MI)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tamarack (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

Ontonagon County (MI)
County Seat for Ontonagon:   Ontonagon (MI)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ontonagon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merriweather (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lake Gogebic (MI)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bergland (MI)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Topaz (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robbins (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Craigsmere (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Matchwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sleepy Hollow (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Paulding (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ewen (MI)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Balitmore (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Nonesuch (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Calderwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
LaFayette Landing (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
White Pine (MI)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bruce Crossing (MI)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gem (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2238, Longitude: -89.8688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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