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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodboro ...

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 Woodboro (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 Woodboro. 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 Woodboro ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodboro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodboro, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodboro.

Cemeteries Near Woodboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodboro.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Woodboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Prairie Rapids Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNE Newbold Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilderness Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Northland Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  NNW Lakeside 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 in 1895, Woodboro had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Woodboro had a population of 807 people.

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

Manson - Historic   [Map]
 - While Manson was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodboro
 - Manson had railroad service and no post office
 
Heafford Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Woodboro
 - Heafford Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Harshaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodboro
 - Harshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodboro
 - Bradley had railroad service and no post office
 
Goodnow   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodboro
 - Goodnow had railroad service and no post office
 
Newbold   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Woodboro
 - Newbold had railroad service and no post office
 
McNaughton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodboro
 - McNaughton had a post office and railroad service
 
Tomahawk   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodboro
 - 1895 population of 1,816 people (with 3,201 people in 2016)
 - Tomahawk 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 Woodboro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodboro 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Woodboro is located in Oneida County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Oneida County: Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Price & Vilas.

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

  DirectionDistance
Oneida     (The home county for Woodboro)
      Nokomis   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Crescent   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cassian   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Newbold   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rhinelander   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Tomahawk   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Little Rice   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pelican   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hazelhurst   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newbold   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lynne   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Forest
      Crandon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hiles   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crandon   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Argonne   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Iron
      Sherman   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Langlade
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elcho   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vilas   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upham   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peck   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Neva   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ackley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ainsworth   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Antigo   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Price   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lincoln
      King   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jersey City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tomahawk   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skanawan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Somo   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Birch   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Tomahawk   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Falls   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harding   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Marathon
      Berlin   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emmerich   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Texas   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hewitt   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maine   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brokaw   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Halsey   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Price
      Knox   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spirit   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emery   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hackett   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hill   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prentice   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prentice   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fifield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Worcester   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ogema   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phillips   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eisenstein   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Rib Lake   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rib Lake   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Goodrich   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Vilas
      Saint Germain   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbor Vitae   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cloverland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eagle River   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Plum Lake   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boulder Junction   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Conover   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Manitowish Waters   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manitowish Waters   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Woodboro:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Oneida County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Price County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vilas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Oneida County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...
      Michigan

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodboro ...

While our initial data for Woodboro came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Woodboro 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 Woodboro.

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 Woodboro:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Woodboro in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Woodboro for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Woodboro.
      See our Misc Page for Woodboro for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.wi.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5966, Longitude: -89.6149     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodboro 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 Woodboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodboro.