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Our Genealogical Helper for Worcester ...

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 Worcester (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 Worcester. 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 Worcester ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Worcester.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Worcester, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Worcester.

Cemeteries Near Worcester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Worcester.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hackett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Prentice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Emery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Knox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finnish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WSW Catawba 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, Worcester had a post office and railroad service.

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

Prentice   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Worcester
 - 1895 population of 365 people (with 463 people in 2017)
 - Prentice had a post office and railroad service
Phillips   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Worcester
 - 1895 population of 816 people (with 1,361 people in 2017)
 - Phillips had a post office and railroad service
Knox   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Worcester
 - Knox had railroad service and no post office
Brantwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Worcester
 - Brantwood had railroad service and no post office
Catawba   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Worcester
 - Catawba had railroad service and no post office
Ogema   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Worcester
 - 1895 population of 176 people (with 685 people in 2017)
 - Ogema had a post office and railroad service
Kennan   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Worcester
 - Kennan had a post office and railroad service
Coolidge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coolidge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Worcester
 - Coolidge had a post office and railroad service
Westboro   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Worcester
 - Westboro 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 Worcester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Worcester 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.

Worcester is located in Price County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Price County: Ashland, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor & Vilas.

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

Price     (The home county for Worcester)
      Hackett   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Prentice   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Prentice   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Phillips   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Worcester   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Knox   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Emery   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ogema   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Catawba   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Catawba   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Butternut   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Agenda   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chippewa   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peeksville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jacobs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mercer   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somo   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tomahawk   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jersey City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tomahawk   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corning   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harding   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      King   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Falls   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Skanawan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Birch   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bern   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Halsey   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lynne   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Little Rice   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Minocqua   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nokomis   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hazelhurst   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cassian   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hazelhurst   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Tomahawk   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodruff   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodruff   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crescent   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hawkins   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Fork   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hawkins   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Richland   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Rapids   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ingram   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Flora   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      True   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Falls   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dewey   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grow   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winter   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Draper   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winter   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rib Lake   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rib Lake   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Westboro   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Molitor   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jump River   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Browning   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Medford   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jump River   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grover   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hughey - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arbor Vitae   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manitowish Waters   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Worcester:

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 Price County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron 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    
Oneida County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sawyer 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 Price County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Worcester ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Price County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Price 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 that begins in Worcester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Worcester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Worcester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6036, Longitude: -90.2921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Worcester 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 Worcester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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