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1890 Communities Near Wisconsin Rapids ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Wisconsin Rapids in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Wisconsin Rapids.

Arnott   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Arnott had a post office and railroad service
 
Auburndale   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 253 people (with 671 people in 2017)
 - Auburndale had a post office and railroad service
 
Babcock   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Babcock had a post office and railroad service
 
Bancroft   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Bancroft had a post office and railroad service
 
Blenker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Blenker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 46 people (with 1,216 people in 2017)
 - Buena Vista had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Rapids   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 1,702 people (with 7,417 people in 2017)
 - Grand Rapids had a post office and railroad service
 
Hansen   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Hansen had a post office and railroad service
 
Hull   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Hull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Junction City   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Junction City had railroad service and no post office
 
Keene   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Keene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leola   (Adams County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 296 people in 2017)
 - Leola had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meehan   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Meehan had a post office and railroad service
 
Milladore   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 89 people (with 267 people in 2017)
 - Milladore had a post office and railroad service
 
New Rome   (Adams County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While New Rome was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - New Rome had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pittsville   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 653 people (with 838 people in 2017)
 - Pittsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Plainfield   (Waushara County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 459 people (with 837 people in 2017)
 - Plainfield had a post office and railroad service
 
Plover   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 319 people (with 1,628 people in 2017)
 - Plover had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Edwards   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 37 people (with 1,778 people in 2017)
 - Port Edwards had a post office and railroad service
 
Rudolph   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 424 people in 2017)
 - Rudolph had a post office and railroad service
 
Saratoga   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 21 people (with 4,966 people in 2017)
 - Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sherry   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Sherry had a post office and railroad service
 
Stevens Point   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 7,896 people (with 26,293 people in 2017)
 - Stevens Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Stockton   (Portage County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Stockton had a post office and railroad service
 
Veedum   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Veedum had railroad service and no post office
 
Vesper   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - 1895 population of 562 people (with 558 people in 2017)
 - Vesper had a post office and railroad service
 
Walker   (Wood County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Wisconsin Rapids
 - Walker had railroad service and no post office

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wisconsin Rapids: www.wirapids.org/

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wisconsin Rapids, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Wisconsin Rapids. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wisconsin Rapids) 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 Wisconsin Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wisconsin Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Rapids. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3881, Longitude: -89.8172     [Map].

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