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1890 Communities Near Windsor ...

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 Windsor in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Windsor.

Arlington   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 167 people (with 814 people in 2017)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
 
Burke   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Burke had a post office and railroad service
 
Cottage Grove   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 166 people (with 6,939 people in 2017)
 - Cottage Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Dane   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 152 people (with 1,136 people in 2017)
 - Dane had a post office and railroad service
 
Darwin   (Dane County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Darwin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Windsor
 - Darwin had railroad service and no post office
 
Deansville   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Deansville had a post office and railroad service
 
DeForest   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 10,340 people in 2017)
 - DeForest had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bristol   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Windsor
 - East Bristol had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Windsor
 - Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keyeser   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Keyeser had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Leeds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lowville   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Lowville had a post office and railroad service
 
Madison   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 13,426 people (with 255,214 people in 2017)
 - Madison had a post office and railroad service
 
Marshall   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 282 people (with 3,973 people in 2017)
 - Marshall had a post office and railroad service
 
Mendota   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 627 people
 - Mendota had a post office and railroad service
 
Morrisonville   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Morrisonville had a post office and railroad service
 
North Bristol   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - North Bristol had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Leeds   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - North Leeds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norway Grove   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Norway Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pheasant Branch   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Pheasant Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pierceville   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Windsor
 - Pierceville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poynette   (Columbia County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 2,494 people in 2017)
 - Poynette had a post office and railroad service
 
Sun Prairie   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 704 people (with 32,894 people in 2017)
 - Sun Prairie had a post office and railroad service
 
Vilas   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Windsor
 - Vilas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waunakee   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 13,755 people in 2017)
 - Waunakee had a post office and railroad service
 
Windsor   (Dane County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Windsor
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 7,057 people in 2017)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Windsor: www.ci.windsor.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



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 Windsor, 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Windsor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Windsor) 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 Windsor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Windsor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2292, Longitude: -89.3015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Windsor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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