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Our Genealogical Helper for Wrightstown ...

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 Wrightstown (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 Wrightstown. 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 Wrightstown ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wrightstown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wrightstown, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wrightstown.

Cemeteries Near Wrightstown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wrightstown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW South Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Kasson-Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Polish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freedom Association 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.<3>

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

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

Askeaton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wrightstown
 - Askeaton had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Little Rapids had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wrightstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 476 people (with 3,406 people in 2017)
 - Wrightstown had a post office and railroad service
 
Sniderville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Sniderville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 215 people (with 1,619 people in 2017)
 - Morrison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dundas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Dundas had a post office and railroad service
 
Forest Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Forest Junction had a post office and railroad service
 
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
 
De Pere   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 3,625 people (with 25,034 people in 2017)
 - De Pere had a post office and railroad service
 
Kaukauna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 4,667 people (with 16,086 people in 2017)
 - Kaukauna 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 Wrightstown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wrightstown 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.

Wrightstown is located in Brown County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brown County: Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie & Shawano.

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

  DirectionDistance
Brown     (The home county for Wrightstown)
      Holland   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Calumet
      Brillion   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Potter   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Door
      Union   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Cloud   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Calvary   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kewaunee
      Franklin   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Casco   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red River   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Casco   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ahnapee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Manitowoc
      Maple Grove   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosecrans   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Taus   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kellnersville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collins   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Oconto
      Little Suamico   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chase   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Outagamie
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Osborn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Center   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Shawano
      Maple Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sheboygan
      Russell   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Herman   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mosel   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheboygan Falls   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sheboygan   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waupaca
      New London   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winnebago
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Wrightstown:

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 Brown County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Door County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.co.brown.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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Wrightstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wrightstown) 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 Wrightstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wrightstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrightstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3258, Longitude: -88.0920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wrightstown 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 Wrightstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wrightstown.



 
 
 

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