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Woodboro, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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:

Oneida     (The home county for Woodboro)
  Crescent   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Woodboro   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Newbold   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Rhinelander   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cassian   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nokomis   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pine Lake   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lake Tomahawk   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Newbold   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hazelhurst   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hiles   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hiles   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crandon   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nashville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Argonne   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Freedom   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ross   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parrish   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elcho   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Upham   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vilas   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peck   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ainsworth   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Neva   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ackley   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Price   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Antigo   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  King   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Skanawan   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jersey City   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tomahawk   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Russell   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Birch   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tomahawk   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Somo   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Texas   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Emmerich   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maine   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brokaw   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Knox   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spirit   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Emery   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hackett   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hill   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prentice   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prentice   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fifield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Worcester   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rib Lake   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rib Lake   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Goodrich   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Germain   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Arbor Vitae   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cloverland   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eagle River   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lac du Flambeau   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lac du Flambeau   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plum Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Conover   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boulder Junction   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Manitowish Waters   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Woodboro, see our County-by-County Page 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 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 Woodboro covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Woodboro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Prairie Rapids Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Northland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Newbold Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Wilderness Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SSE Parrish Cemetery   [Map]     

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 47 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 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodboro.

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 Woodboro in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodboro.

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

Woodboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodboro
 - Woodboro had a post office and no railroad service
Manson - Historic   [Map]
 - While Manson was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodboro
 - Manson had railroad service and no post office
Newbold   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodboro
 - Newbold had railroad service and no post office
Harshaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodboro
 - Harshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Rhinelander   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodboro
 - 1895 population of 2,658 people (with 7,563 people in 2017)
 - Rhinelander had a post office and railroad service
Heafford Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodboro
 - Heafford Junction had railroad service and no post office
McNaughton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Woodboro
 - McNaughton had a post office and railroad service
Goodnow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodboro
 - Goodnow had railroad service and no post office
Jeffris   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodboro
 - Jeffris had a post office and no 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Woodboro:

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 Oneida County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Forest County:     Cyndi's



Iron County:     Cyndi's



Langlade County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marathon County:     Cyndi's



Price County:     Cyndi's



Taylor County:     Cyndi's



Vilas County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Disaster Stories from Wisconsin
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Oneida County

About Wisconsin

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:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6075, Longitude: -89.5543     [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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