Our Genealogical Helper for Withee ...
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 Withee (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 Withee. 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 the area of Withee ...
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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Withee.
We have organized these newspapers into two lists:
- A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Withee. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Withee and those printed in the larger area surrounding Withee.
- An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> of Withee.
Cemeteries Near Withee ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Withee.
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 Withee covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
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 Withee had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Withee had a population of 476 people.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Withee, with the one closest to Withee listed first.
| Longwood [Map] |
| - || Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 93 people |
| - || Longwood had a post office and no railroad service |
| Green Grove [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 26 people (with 750 people in 2016) |
| - || Green Grove had a post office and no railroad service |
| Lombard [Map] |
| - || Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Withee |
| - || Lombard had railroad service and no post office |
| Curtiss [Map] |
| - || Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Withee |
| - || Curtiss had a post office and railroad service |
| Thorp [Map] |
| - || Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 723 people (with 1,629 people in 2016) |
| - || Thorp had a post office and railroad service |
| Greenwood [Map] |
| - || Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,015 people in 2016) |
| - || Greenwood had a post office and railroad service |
| Colby [Map] |
| - || Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,831 people in 2016) |
| - || Colby had a post office and railroad service |
| Abbotsford [Map] |
| - || Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 212 people (with 2,259 people in 2016) |
| - || Abbotsford had a post office and railroad service |
| Dorchester [Map] |
| - || Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 350 people (with 867 people in 2016) |
| - || Dorchester had a post office and railroad service |
| Eidsvold [Map] |
| - || Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Withee |
| - || Eidsvold had a post office and no railroad service |
| Unity [Map] |
| - || Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Withee |
| - || 1895 population of 318 people (with 342 people in 2016) |
| - || Unity 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 Withee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Withee 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.
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 south 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.
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 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 Withee:
These websites are specific to Wisconsin:
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 Clark County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for 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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Withee ...
While our initial data for Withee came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Withee 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 Withee.
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 Withee:|
| ||Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office |
|We have found Withee in these Censuses: 2010-1990|
| See our Census Page for Withee for more information.|
|Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Withee.|
| See our Misc Page for Withee for more information.|
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Withee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Withee. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Withee) 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 Withee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Withee
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Withee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9567, Longitude: -90.5979 [Map].
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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 Withee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Withee.