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Our Genealogical Helper for Windsor ...

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 Windsor (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 Windsor. 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 Windsor ...

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 179 newspapers that have been published in the area around Windsor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Windsor, 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 Windsor.

Cemeteries Near Windsor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Windsor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Moravian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE North Windsor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hoepker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Prairie - Hauge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sun Prairie Memory Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Spring Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Matsen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leeds Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Arlington Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hampden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Onehundred Mile Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Pierceville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arlington Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Arlington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Deansville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Arlington Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Windsor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Windsor.

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

Windsor   [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
DeForest   [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
Sun Prairie   [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
Morrisonville   [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
Leeds   [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
North Bristol   [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
Keyeser   [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
Norway Grove   [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
Burke   [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

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Windsor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Windsor 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Windsor is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for Windsor)
      DeForest   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Morrisonville   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burke   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burke   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Westport   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Maple Bluff   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sun Prairie   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waunakee   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hampden   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lowville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Poynette   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Portland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elba   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Astico   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Calamus   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reeseville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shields   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Westford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Dam   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fond du Lac
      Alto   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Green Lake
      Kingston   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hyde   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Milford   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aztalan   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Johnson Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carcajou   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glen Oak   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montello   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Packwaukee   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montello   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Porter   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Center   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Baraboo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Windsor:

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 Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia 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      
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Windsor:

The official website for Dane 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 starting from Windsor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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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<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 Windsor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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