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Wolf Creek, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for Wolf Creek ...

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 Wolf Creek (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wolf Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Wolf Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Wolf Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Wolf Creek: Wolf Crk. (or less commonly used: Wolf Ck. or Wolf Cr.)

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Wolf Creek is located in Polk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Chisago (MN), Washington (MN), Barron, Burnett, Dunn & Saint Croix.

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

Polk     (The home county for Wolf Creek)
  Sterling   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Eureka   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Laketown   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Centuria   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Croix Falls   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Croix Falls   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Luck   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Luck   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Milltown   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Frederic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dresser   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Balsam Lake   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crystal Lake   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maple Plain   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Almena   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cumberland   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Turtle Lake   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Almena   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cumberland   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Twin Town   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vance Creek   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arland   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Trade Lake   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Randall   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grantsburg   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grantsburg   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wood River   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Marshland   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Siren   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Siren   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Meenon   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  La Follette   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Croix
  Star Prairie   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Star Prairie   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Somerset   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Somerset   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Deer Park   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Richmond   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cylon   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Erin Prairie   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Emerald   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Barronett   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bashaw   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Anoka (MN)
  City of Columbus (MN)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Bethel (MN)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bethel (MN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cedar (MN)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Centerville (MN)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ham Lake (MN)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lino Lakes (MN)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak Grove (MN)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Francis (MN)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Andover (MN)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blaine (MN)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Circle Pines (MN)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lexington (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Chisago (MN)
  Almelund (MN)   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shafer (MN)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  North Branch (MN)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Center City (MN)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Branch (MN)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lindstrom (MN)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harris (MN)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rush City (MN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chisago City (MN)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stacy (MN)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wyoming (MN)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Isanti (MN)
  Minnesota Boys Town (MN)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grandy (MN)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Stanchfield (MN)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Braham (MN)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cambridge (MN)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Isanti (MN)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dalbo (MN)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Kanabec (MN)
  Grasston (MN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coin (MN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Quamba (MN)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mora (MN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ogilvie (MN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pine (MN)
  Rock Creek (MN)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pine City (MN)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beroun (MN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Henriette (MN)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cloverdale (MN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brook Park (MN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hinckley (MN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sandstone (MN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ramsey (MN)
  White Bear Lake (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Oaks (MN)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gem Lake (MN)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mounds View (MN)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shoreview (MN)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vadnais Heights (MN)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maplewood (MN)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Saint Paul (MN)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arden Hills (MN)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Little Canada (MN)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MN)
  Scandia (MN)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forest Lake (MN)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Marine-on-Saint-Croix (MN)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hugo (MN)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dellwood (MN)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grant (MN)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stillwater (MN)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Birchwood Village (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mahtomedi (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Willernie (MN)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayport (MN)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Springs (MN)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wolf Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wolf Creek.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wolf Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Old Settlers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Almelund Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kost Evangelical Free Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logging Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Kahbakong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McAskill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Granum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Haustrup Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wolf Creek ...

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 84 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolf Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wolf Creek, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wolf Creek.

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 in 1895, Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cushing   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wolf Creek
 - Cushing had a post office and no railroad service
Almelund (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolf Creek
 - Almelund had a post office and no railroad service
Sunrise (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wolf Creek
 - Sunrise had a post office and no railroad service
Kost (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wolf Creek
 - Kost had a post office and no railroad service
Taylors Falls (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 567 people (with 1,018 people in 2017)
 - Taylors Falls had a post office and railroad service
Saint Croix Falls   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 745 people (with 2,047 people in 2017)
 - Saint Croix Falls had a post office and railroad service
West Denmark   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - West Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
North Branch (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wolf Creek
 - 1895 population of 685 people (with 10,462 people in 2017)
 - North Branch 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 Wolf Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolf Creek in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Wolf Creek:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Polk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barron County:     Cyndi's



Burnett County:     Cyndi's



Dunn County:     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County:     Cyndi's



Washburn County:     Cyndi's



Anoka County (MN):     Cyndi's



Chisago County (MN):     Cyndi's



Isanti County (MN):     Cyndi's



Kanabec County (MN):     Cyndi's



Pine County (MN):     Cyndi's



Ramsey County (MN):     Cyndi's



Washington County (MN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wolf Creek ...

While our initial data about Wolf Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wolf Creek 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 Wolf Creek.

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 Wolf Creek:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wolf Creek. See our Misc Page for Wolf Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wolf Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5561, Longitude: -92.7227     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf Creek 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 Wolf Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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