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Our Genealogical Helper for Wingra Park ...

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 Wingra Park (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 Wingra Park. 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 Wingra Park ...

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 206 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wingra Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wingra Park, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wingra Park.

Cemeteries Near Wingra Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wingra Park.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Roselawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Bernards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Evergreen Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Oak Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Mother of Consolation Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N St. John's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Prairie Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Hoepker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Vienna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kohlman 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 Wingra Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wingra Park.

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

Madison   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Wingra Park
 - 1895 population of 13,426 people (with 255,214 people in 2017)
 - Madison had a post office and railroad service
Syene - Historic   [Map]
 - While Syene was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wingra Park
 - Syene had railroad service and no post office
Pheasant Branch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wingra Park
 - 1895 population of 105 people
 - Pheasant Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Fitchburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wingra Park
 - Fitchburg had a post office and railroad service
Darwin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Darwin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wingra Park
 - Darwin had railroad service and no post office
Mendota   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wingra Park
 - 1895 population of 627 people
 - Mendota had a post office and railroad service
Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wingra Park
 - 1895 population of 324 people (with 19,660 people in 2017)
 - Middleton had a post office and railroad service
Lakeview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wingra Park
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Lakeview 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 Wingra Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wingra Park 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 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.

Wingra Park 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 Wingra Park. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wingra Park:

Dane     (The home county for Wingra Park)
      Madison   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Shorewood Hills   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Madison   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Pilgrim Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Monona   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Maple Bluff   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Fitchburg   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Blooming Grove   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Westport   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McFarland   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ashton Corners   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hampden   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harmony Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Poynette   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dekorra   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Portland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elba   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Astico   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shields   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Calamus   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reeseville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westford   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arena   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hyde   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldwick   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Mills   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carcajou   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake Koshkonong   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aztalan   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fort Atkinson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blanchard   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lamont   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Porter   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Center   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Footville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Merrimac   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Honey Creek   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baraboo   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Wingra Park:

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:

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 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    
Richland 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance from Wingra Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wingra Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wingra Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0628, Longitude: -89.4165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wingra Park 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 Wingra Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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