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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodworth ...

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 Woodworth (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 Woodworth. 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 Woodworth ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodworth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodworth, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodworth.

Cemeteries Near Woodworth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodworth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE North Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bristol - Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE South Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Hosmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Kenosha County Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hickory Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paris Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mt. Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Ridge Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Casimirs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Home Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Millburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Oliver Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. George Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wilmot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Grass Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Angolian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sand Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Benton Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE B'nai Zek 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 Woodworth had a population of 291 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Bristol   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 5,034 people in 2017)
 - Bristol had a post office and railroad service
Paris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
Truesdell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Truesdell had a post office and railroad service
Salem   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 12,314 people in 2017)
 - Salem had a post office and railroad service
Antioch (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 303 people (with 14,235 people in 2017)
 - Antioch had a post office and railroad service
Rosecrans (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Rosecrans had a post office and no railroad service
Russell (IL)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodworth
 - Russell had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodworth
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 20,762 people in 2017)
 - Pleasant Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Camp Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodworth
 - Camp Lake 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 Woodworth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodworth 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 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 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.

Woodworth is located in Kenosha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kenosha County: Lake (IL), McHenry (IL), Racine & Walworth.

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

Kenosha     (The home county for Woodworth)
      Bristol   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Bristol   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Paris   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Benet Lake   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Shangrila   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Pleasant Prairie   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sturtevant   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elmwood Park   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Racine   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Genoa City   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pell Lake   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Geneva   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Como   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Durham   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cook (IL)
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northbrook (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colonial Village (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Covenant Village (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inverness (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prospect Heights (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glencoe (IL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
DuPage (IL)
      Roselle (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Itasca (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Medinah (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wood Dale (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kane (IL)
      Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Dundee (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sleepy Hollow (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Dundee (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilberts (IL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elgin (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hampshire (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pingree Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Starks (IL)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lake (IL)
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beach Park (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wadsworth (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winthrop Harbor (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Zion (IL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grandwood Park (IL)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holiday Hills (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Island Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McHenry (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Woodworth:

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 Kenosha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DuPage County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodworth ...

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

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 Woodworth:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Woodworth.
      See our Misc Page for Woodworth for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Kenosha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5581, Longitude: -88.0012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodworth 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 Woodworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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