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Our Genealogy Helper for Wyoming ...

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 Wyoming (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wyoming. 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.

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 doctors and 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.

Wyoming is located in Iowa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Iowa County: Dane, Grant, Green, Lafayette, Richland & Sauk.

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

  DirDistance
Iowa     (The home county for Wyoming)
  Wyoming   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Pleasant Ridge   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hyde   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arena   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Arena   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dodgeville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Avoca   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Highland   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Columbia
  West Point   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Wisconsin   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lodi   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Durwards Glen - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harmony Grove   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Newport   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wisconsin Dells   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dekorra   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Poynette   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Crawford
  Scott   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Boydtown   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bell Center   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Steuben   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Soldiers Grove   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Haney   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gays Mills   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wauzeka   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dane
  Black Earth   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Vermont   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mazomanie   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Black Earth   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Blue Mounds   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Horeb   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Berry   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cross Plains   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Perry   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Roxbury   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Grant
  Muscoda   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Montfort   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Castle Rock   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Muscoda   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wingville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blue River   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Clifton   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Watterstown   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hickory Grove   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fennimore   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lima   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Boscobel   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Green
  York   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Juneau
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Seven Mile Creek   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Summit   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyndon   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Union Center   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wonewoc   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lafayette
  Fayette   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Willow Springs   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blanchardville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Calamine   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kendall   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Darlington   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Richland
  Lone Rock   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Buena Vista   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Richland   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eagle   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Richland Center   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Willow   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rockbridge   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boaz   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hub City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Sauk
  Spring Green   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Spring Green   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Plain   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Honey Creek   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Denzer   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westfield   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Loganville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Vernon
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kickapoo   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Readstown   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  La Farge   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Wyoming ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wyoming.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Wyoming covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Wyoming Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Old Helena Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lone Rock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW North Otter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Big Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Malachy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ruggles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rockwell Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Button Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Blabaum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Enger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eastside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jennieton Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Avoca Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Wyoming ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wyoming.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wyoming, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wyoming.

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 Wyoming had a population of 59 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Spring Green   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 625 people (with 1,638 people in 2017)
 - Spring Green had a post office and railroad service
 
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Clyde   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 312 people in 2017)
 - Clyde had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arena   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 827 people in 2017)
 - Arena had railroad service and no post office
 
Dodgeville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 1,722 people (with 4,748 people in 2017)
 - Dodgeville had a post office and railroad service
 
Ridgeway   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 580 people in 2017)
 - Ridgeway had a post office and railroad service
 
Plain   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 118 people (with 773 people in 2017)
 - Plain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gotham   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wyoming
 - Gotham had railroad service and no post office
 
Avoca   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wyoming
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 628 people in 2017)
 - Avoca had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmund   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wyoming
 - Edmund 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 Wyoming. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wyoming in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Wyoming:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Iowa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Green County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Juneau County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sauk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Wisconsin,
Cemeteries of Iowa County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Wisconsin
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Illinois
      Iowa

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wyoming ...

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

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 Wyoming:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wyoming. See our Misc Page for Wyoming for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Iowa County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iowa County: www.iowacounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wyoming. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1261, Longitude: -90.1118     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wyoming 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 Wyoming, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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