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Our Genealogical Helper for Wind Point ...

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 Wind Point (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 Wind Point. 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.

Name Variations for Wind Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Wind Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wind Point: Wind Pt.

Newspapers Published in Wind Point ...

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 289 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wind Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wind Point, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wind Point.

Cemeteries Near Wind Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wind Point.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Holy Family Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Country Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW West Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Forest Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Independent 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.<3>

While we didn't find Wind Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wind Point.

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

Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 21,014 people (with 77,542 people in 2017)
 - Racine had a post office and railroad service
Husher   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wind Point
 - Husher had a post office and no railroad service
Franksville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Franksville had a post office and railroad service
Caledonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 68 people (with 25,002 people in 2017)
 - Caledonia had a post office and railroad service
Oak Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 397 people (with 36,354 people in 2017)
 - Oak Creek had railroad service and no post office
Oakwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Oakwood had a post office and railroad service
Kilbournville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wind Point
 - Kilbournville had a post office and no railroad service
Thompsonville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Thompsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Ives Grove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wind Point
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Ives Grove 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 Wind Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wind Point 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Wind Point is located in Racine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County: Kenosha, Walworth & Waukesha.

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

Racine     (The home county for Wind Point)
      North Bay   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Racine   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elmwood Park   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sturtevant   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kenosha   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Prairie   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Shangrila   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pell Lake   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Durham   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elm Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Butler   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lake (IL)
      Winthrop Harbor (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Zion (IL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beach Park (IL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Wadsworth (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grandwood Park (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spaulding Corners (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holiday Hills (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McHenry (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Wind Point:

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 Racine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Racine County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Racine 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wind Point:

The official website for Racine County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wind Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7817, Longitude: -87.7731     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wind Point 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 Wind Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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