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Our Genealogical Helper for Wood ...

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 Wood (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 Wood. 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 Wood ...

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 Wood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wood, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wood.

Cemeteries Near Wood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Joachims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Indian Bill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Ne-Wee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Brook Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arpin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Richfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Babcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slidre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sherwood 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 Wood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wood.

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

Pittsville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wood
 - 1895 population of 653 people (with 838 people in 2017)
 - Pittsville had a post office and railroad service
Veedum   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wood
 - Veedum had railroad service and no post office
Hansen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Wood
 - Hansen had a post office and railroad service
Cary   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wood
 - Cary had railroad service and no post office
Vesper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Wood
 - 1895 population of 562 people (with 558 people in 2017)
 - Vesper had a post office and railroad service
Lindsey   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wood
 - Lindsey had a post office and railroad service
Walker   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wood
 - Walker had railroad service and no post office
Babcock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wood
 - Babcock 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 Wood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wood 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.

Wood is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon & Portage.

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

Wood     (The home county for Wood)
      Pittsville   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hansen   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cary   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Dexter   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arpin   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vesper   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arpin   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rock   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lindsey   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rome   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Flats   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leola   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Granton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Washburn   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spokeville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      York   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Neillsville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Levis   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Loyal   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynxville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      City Point   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bear Bluff   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Knapp   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Komensky   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatfield   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brockway   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adams   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merrillan   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Black River Falls   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Finley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Armenia   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cutler   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Necedah   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clearfield   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orange   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Douglas   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McMillan   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Day   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Rozellville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rangeline   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stratford   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bergen   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrens   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Byron   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tomah   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Lyme   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Linwood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Plover   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stevens Point   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whiting   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hull   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park Ridge   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plover   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plainfield   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hancock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oasis   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Wood:

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood 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 starting from Wood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wood) 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 Wood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4722, Longitude: -90.1421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wood 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 Wood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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