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Town of Wiota, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wiota ...

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 Wiota (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 Wiota. 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 Wiota ...

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 161 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wiota.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wiota, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wiota.

Cemeteries Near Wiota ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wiota.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW West Wiota Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lamont Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Apple Grove Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gratiot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eastman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE La Due Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Kingsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fayette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Annes Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Saucerman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shooks Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wiota had a population of 119 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Wiota had a population of 869 people.

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

Woodford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wiota
 - Woodford had a post office and railroad service
South Wayne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wiota
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 478 people in 2017)
 - South Wayne had a post office and railroad service
Argyle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wiota
 - 1895 population of 411 people (with 822 people in 2017)
 - Argyle had a post office and railroad service
Lamont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wiota
 - Lamont had a post office and no railroad service
Gratiot   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wiota
 - 1895 population of 167 people (with 233 people in 2017)
 - Gratiot had a post office and railroad service
Browntown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wiota
 - Browntown had a post office and railroad service
Jordan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Wiota
 - 1895 population of 27 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Jordan had a post office and no railroad service
Cadiz   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wiota
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Cadiz 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 Wiota. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wiota 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.

Wiota is located in Lafayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette County: Jo Daviess (IL), Stephenson (IL), Grant, Green & Iowa.

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

Lafayette     (The home county for Wiota)
      Wiota   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Argyle   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      South Wayne   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lamont   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gratiot   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gratiot   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blanchard   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Horeb   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vermont   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oregon   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Verona   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cuba City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smelser   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lima   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dickeyville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montfort   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jordan   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Browntown   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      York   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarno   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waldwick   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Avon   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orfordville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Footville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Center   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newark   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Porter   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dubuque (IA)
      Dubuque (IA)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rockdale (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sageville (IA)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (IA)
      Bellevue (IA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Donatus (IA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Island (IA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carroll (IL)
      Polsgrove (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Georgetown (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blackhawk (IL)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marcus (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnold (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lanark (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Carroll (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Center Hill (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Savanna (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wacker (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
      Warren (IL)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nora (IL)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stockton (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elizabeth (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bremen (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Galena (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Aiken (IL)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanover (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Menominee (IL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Dubuque (IL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ogle (IL)
      Baileyville (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forreston (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adeline (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Stephenson (IL)
      Winslow (IL)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McConnell (IL)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lena (IL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Orangeville (IL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Salem (IL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eleroy (IL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kent (IL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedarville (IL)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dakota (IL)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Durand (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pecatonica (IL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shirland (IL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seward (IL)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Wiota:

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 Lafayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant 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    
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    
Dubuque County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ogle County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Lafayette 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wiota ...

While our initial data for Wiota came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wiota in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wiota.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Wiota:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Wiota in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wiota for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wiota.
      See our Misc Page for Wiota for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Lafayette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiota. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6383, Longitude: -89.9246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wiota 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 Wiota, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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