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Winchester, Wisconsin
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Our Genealogical Helper for Winchester ...

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 Winchester (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 Winchester. 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 Winchester ...

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 117 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winchester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winchester, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winchester.

Cemeteries Near Winchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winchester.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE South Medina Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zittau Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Greenville Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Becker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Plummer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Wanderers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hortonville Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wolf River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winnebago County Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prellwitz 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 Winchester in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Winchester.

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

Larsen   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winchester
 - Larsen had railroad service and no post office
Medina Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winchester
 - Medina Junction had railroad service and no post office
Winneconne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 1,086 people (with 2,474 people in 2017)
 - Winneconne had a post office and railroad service
Allenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Winchester
 - Allenville had a post office and railroad service
Medina   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Medina had a post office and railroad service
Dale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Dale had a post office and railroad service
Butte des Morts   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Butte des Morts had a post office and no railroad service
Zittau   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Winchester
 - Zittau had a post office and no railroad service
Readfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Readfield 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 Winchester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winchester 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Winchester is located in Winnebago County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winnebago County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca & Waushara.

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

Winnebago     (The home county for Winchester)
      Winchester   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wolf River   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Poygan   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pittsfield   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Potter   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fond du Lac
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linden Beach   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lamartine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Metomen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collins   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shields   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Center   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shiocton   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bovina   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amherst   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amherst Junction   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pella   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shawano   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New London   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lind   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Little Wolf   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Manawa   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Poysippi   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wild Rose   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Winchester:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Winnebago County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winnebago 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 that begins in Winchester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winchester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1986, Longitude: -88.6648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winchester 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 Winchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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