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Our Genealogy Helper for Woodman ...

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 Woodman (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 Woodman. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Woodman is located in Grant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County: Clayton (IA), Dubuque (IA), Jo Daviess (IL), Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette & Richland.

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

  DirDistance
Grant     (The home county for Woodman)
  Marion   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Woodman   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mount Ida   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Millville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Crawford
  Boydtown   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Marietta   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Haney   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Scott   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eastman   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eastman   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Prairie du Chien   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Iowa
  Highland   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Highland   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eden   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mifflin   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rewey   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Linden   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lafayette
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elk Grove   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
  Westport   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Akan   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sylvan   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Sauk
  Spring Green   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plain   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Vernon
  Readstown   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wheatland   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Viroqua   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Viroqua   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Webster   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Allamakee (IA)
  Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waterville (IA)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lansing (IA)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waukon (IA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Albin (IA)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Postville (IA)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clayton (IA)
  McGregor (IA)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marquette (IA)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clayton (IA)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Guttenberg (IA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garnavillo (IA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Buena Vista (IA)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clayton Center (IA)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Millville (IA)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Osterdock (IA)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Farmersburg (IA)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monona (IA)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Olaf (IA)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Delaware (IA)
  Colesburg (IA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dubuque (IA)
  Balltown (IA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Old Balltown (IA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sherrill (IA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holy Cross (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rickardsville (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Durango (IA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Luxemburg (IA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sageville (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Asbury (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bankston (IA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Vienna (IA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Woodman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodman.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Rosendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boydtown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Brechler Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wauzeka Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Pleasant Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Casler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Barnum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hermitage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Borah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Marys Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE German Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haney Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Gran Grae Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Switzer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shanghai Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W German Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Woodman ...

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 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodman, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodman.

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Woodman had a population of 118 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Woodman had a population of 130 people.

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

Boydtown   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Woodman
 - Boydtown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Werley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Werley had a post office and railroad service
 
Boscobel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 1,570 people (with 3,120 people in 2017)
 - Boscobel had a post office and railroad service
 
Steuben   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodman
 - Steuben had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wauzeka   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 403 people in 2017)
 - Wauzeka had a post office and railroad service
 
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodman
 - Millville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 109 people (with 221 people in 2017)
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Ida   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodman
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Mount Ida had a post office and no railroad service
 
Homer   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Woodman
 - Homer 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 Woodman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodman in the 1890's.

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 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 Woodman:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Grant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sauk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allamakee County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clayton County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dubuque County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodman ...

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

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 Woodman:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Woodman in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Woodman for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodman) 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 Woodman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0908, Longitude: -90.7982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Woodman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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