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Our Genealogical Helper for Wingville ...

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 Wingville (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 Wingville. 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 Wingville ...

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 120 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wingville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wingville, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wingville.

Cemeteries Near Wingville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wingville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Switzer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pipal Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W St. Marys Catholic Church 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 Wingville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wingville.

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

Preston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wingville
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
 
Montfort   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 467 people (with 697 people in 2017)
 - Montfort had a post office and railroad service
 
Annaton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Annaton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 199 people (with 643 people in 2017)
 - Livingston had a post office and railroad service
 
Highland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 751 people (with 835 people in 2017)
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Castle Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 37 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Castle Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lancaster Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wingville
 - Lancaster Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Stitzer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wingville
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Stitzer 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 Wingville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wingville 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 doctors 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.

Wingville is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Clayton (IA), Dubuque (IA), Jo Daviess (IL), Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland.

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

  DirectionDistance
Grant     (The home county for Wingville)
      Montfort   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fennimore   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lima   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Crawford
      Boydtown   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Scott   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Steuben   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wauzeka   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Haney   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastman   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Dane
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vermont   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perry   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Horeb   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Green
      York   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
      Highland   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eden   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mifflin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rewey   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lafayette
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calamine   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Willow Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Diggings   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Richland
      Westport   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Akan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richland Center   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Sauk
      Spring Green   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Plain   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honey Creek   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Vernon
      Kickapoo   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Readstown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Allamakee (IA)
      Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clayton (IA)
      North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clayton (IA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McGregor (IA)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millville (IA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marquette (IA)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Osterdock (IA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dubuque (IA)
      Sherrill (IA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Balltown (IA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Durango (IA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Asbury (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dubuque (IA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockdale (IA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centralia (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graf (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jo Daviess (IL)
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Menominee (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Galena (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Wingville:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane 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    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Grant 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 ...
      Illinois
      Iowa

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Wingville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wingville) 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 Wingville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wingville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wingville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9917, Longitude: -90.4915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wingville 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Wingville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wingville.



 
 
 

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