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Our Genealogical Helper for Worden ...

So far, we have found very little information about Worden. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Worden to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Worden, please Contact Us.

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 Worden (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 Worden. 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 Worden ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Worden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Worden, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Worden.

Cemeteries Near Worden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Worden.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Worden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Germanian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW East Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eidsvold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Hedwig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Hedwig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East Thorp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW St. Peter 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.

While we didn't find Worden in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Worden.

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

Eidsvold   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Worden
 - Eidsvold had a post office and no railroad service
Stanley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Worden
 - Stanley had a post office and railroad service
Thorp   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Worden
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 1,623 people in 2017)
 - Thorp had a post office and railroad service
Lombard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Worden
 - Lombard had railroad service and no post office
Edson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Worden
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Edson had a post office and no railroad service
Boyd   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Worden
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 538 people in 2017)
 - Boyd had a post office and railroad service
Ludington   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Worden
 - Ludington had a post office and no railroad service
Longwood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Worden
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Longwood 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 Worden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Worden 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Worden is historic, it would have been located within present day Clark County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clark County: Chippewa, Eau Claire, Jackson, Marathon, Taylor & Wood.

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

Clark     (The home county for Worden)
      Worden   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Butler   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Reseburg   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mead   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Withee   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hendren   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Longwood   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Warner   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Withee   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hixon   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Foster   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stanley   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Edson   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boyd   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cadott   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Goetz   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sigel   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colburn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arthur   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Wissota   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estella   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elk Mound   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eau Claire
      Wilson   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ludington   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bridge Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairchild   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hay Creek   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Otter Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Seymour   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden Valley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrillan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alma Center   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      York   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hatfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hixton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adams   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Curran   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Unity   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hull   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eau Pleine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McMillan   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bern   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheldon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Willard   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Conrath   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grow   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Taft   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lublin   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Roosevelt   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Polley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maplehurst   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gilman   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holway   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pershing   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grover   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hammel   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Osseo   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Unity   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Strum   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eleva   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hale   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pigeon Falls   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albion   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pigeon   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coral City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lindsey   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bakerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Worden:

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 Clark County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chippewa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dunn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eau Claire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marathon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rusk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clark County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Worden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Worden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Worden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Worden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8866, Longitude: -90.8818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Worden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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