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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodland ...

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 Woodland (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 Woodland. 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 Woodland ...

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 80 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodland, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodland.

Cemeteries Near Woodland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodland.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Solchenberger Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Friendswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Universal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hochmuth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Karstetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Debello Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shreve Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. Bridget Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cazenovia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Raese Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Patrick Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Resting Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hills Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Soules Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bohemian Brotherhood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Czechs National Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW East Pine River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elroy City Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Big Willow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fowler - Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White City 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 Woodland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodland.

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

Valton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cazenovia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 214 people (with 319 people in 2017)
 - Cazenovia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 461 people (with 1,402 people in 2017)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Union Center   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 129 people (with 193 people in 2017)
 - Union Center had a post office and railroad service
 
Wonewoc   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Wonewoc had a post office and railroad service
 
Ironton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 256 people (with 253 people in 2017)
 - Ironton had a post office and no railroad service
 
La Valle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 367 people in 2017)
 - La Valle had a post office and railroad service
 
Yuba   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodland
 - 1895 population of 129 people (with 69 people in 2017)
 - Yuba had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Woodland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodland 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.

Woodland is located in Sauk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sauk County: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Iowa, Juneau, Richland & Vernon.

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

  DirectionDistance
Sauk     (The home county for Woodland)
      La Valle   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      La Valle   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lime Ridge   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reedsburg   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dellona   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Adams
      Quincy - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dell Prairie   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Easton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adams   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Strongs Prairie   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Chester   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Columbia
      Wisconsin Dells   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harmony Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Portage   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Crawford
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Soldiers Grove   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bell Center   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gays Mills   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Utica   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haney   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marietta   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dane
      Mazomanie   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mazomanie   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roxbury   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Black Earth   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muscoda   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Watterstown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boscobel   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iowa
      Avoca   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyoming   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arena   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Highland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Ridge   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Juneau
      Wonewoc   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Union Center   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Wonewoc   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elroy   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Seven Mile Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lindina   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mauston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fountain   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lemonweir   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lisbon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
La Crosse
      Washington   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marquette
      Douglas   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Endeavor   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
      Glendale   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oil City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Norwalk   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Richland
      Cazenovia   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Westford   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Henrietta   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Yuba   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hub City   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Willow   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bloom City   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bloom   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rockbridge   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ithaca   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Vernon
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Forest   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stark   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitestown   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      La Farge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Webster   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Woodland:

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 Sauk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Juneau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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



Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Woodland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Woodland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5994, Longitude: -90.2537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodland 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 Woodland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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