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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 78 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 21 miles [33.8 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 &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N South Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Kelso Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Freedom Association Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freedom Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Holy Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Kasson-Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. John Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Zion 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wrightstown had a population of 476 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Wrightstown had a population of 3,406 people.

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

Sniderville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Sniderville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenleaf   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 359 people
 - Greenleaf had a post office and railroad service
Askeaton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Wrightstown
 - Askeaton had a post office and railroad service
Little Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Little Rapids had a post office and no railroad service
Kaukauna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 4,667 people (with 16,086 people in 2017)
 - Kaukauna had a post office and railroad service
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
Dundas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Dundas had a post office and railroad service
Little Chute   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wrightstown
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 11,403 people in 2017)
 - Little Chute 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 northwest 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 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 west 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 primarily located in Brown County. A portion of Wrightstown extends into Outagamie 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:

Brown     (The home county for Wrightstown)
      Wrightstown   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Askeaton   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Potter   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rantoul   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Linden Beach   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Calvary   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Cloud   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forest   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Casco   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red River   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Casco   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rosecrans   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Taus   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellnersville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Collins   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chase   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Suamico   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Vandenbroek   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Freedom   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Osborn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Center   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Angelica   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Navarino   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slab City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bonduel   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wittenberg   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waukechon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Plaine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lessor   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mosel   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New London   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Matteson   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clintonville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Embarrass   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manawa   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Adella Beach   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Wolf   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 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 - 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 Wrightstown:

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 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    
Waushara 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     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wrightstown ...

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

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 Wrightstown:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station  
We have found Wrightstown in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wrightstown for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wrightstown.
      See our Misc Page for Wrightstown for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Wisconsin

About Brown County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wrightstown:

The official website for Brown 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 starting in Wrightstown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wrightstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wrightstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wrightstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3250, Longitude: -88.1745     [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:

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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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