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Our Genealogical Helper for Winter ...

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 Winter (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 Winter. 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 Winter ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Winter, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Winter.

Cemeteries Near Winter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winter.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Loretta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  W Bellile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  W Radisson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WSW Exeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swedish Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glenview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  S Ingram 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.<2>

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

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

Kennan   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winter
 - Kennan had a post office and railroad service
Round Lake   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winter
 - Round Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Catawba   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Winter
 - Catawba had railroad service and no post office
Phillips   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winter
 - 1895 population of 816 people (with 1,361 people in 2017)
 - Phillips had a post office and railroad service
Coolidge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coolidge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) from Winter
 - Coolidge had a post office and railroad service
Fifield   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Winter
 - 1895 population of 646 people
 - Fifield had a post office and railroad service
Park Falls   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Winter
 - Park Falls had a post office and railroad service
Butternut   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winter
 - 1895 population of 273 people (with 354 people in 2017)
 - Butternut 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 Winter. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winter 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.

Winter is located in Sawyer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sawyer County: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Douglas, Price, Rusk & Washburn.

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

Sawyer     (The home county for Winter)
      Winter   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Draper   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ojibwa   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Radisson   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Radisson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Post   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Exeland   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Weirgor   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Couderay   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Round Lake   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Couderay   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chippewa   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shanagolden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Butternut   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peeksville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Agenda   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jacobs   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marengo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mellen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Morse   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannery Town   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Lake   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Doyle   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Namakagon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cable   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grand View   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ruby   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Holcombe   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Birch Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flambeau   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elk   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kennan   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fifield   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Phillips   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Catawba   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Park Falls   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kennan   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Catawba   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Worcester   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedar Rapids   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Fork   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hubbard   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      True   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Flora   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ingram   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Richland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hawkins   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tony   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flambeau   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hawkins   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jump River   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jump River   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McKinley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pershing   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hughey - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westboro   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grover   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Molitor   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Birchwood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Birchwood   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stone Lake   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bass Lake   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stinnett   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crystal   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Long Lake   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Madge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Winter:

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 Sawyer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bayfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Price County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washburn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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 ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Sawyer County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sawyer 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 that starts in Winter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winter) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Winter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7661, Longitude: -90.8852     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Winter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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