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York Center, Wisconsin

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Our Genealogy Helper for York Center ...

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 York Center (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 York Center. 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.

Name Variations for York Center ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with York Center.

  • Typical abbreviation for York Center: York Ctr. (or less commonly used: York Cen., York Cent. or York Cntr.)

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 doctors and 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.

York Center is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

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

Dane     (The home county for York Center)
  York   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Marshall   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Medina   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sun Prairie   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sun Prairie   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Deerfield   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Deerfield   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burke   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cottage Grove   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hampden   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fall River   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fountain Prairie   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leeds   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Doylestown   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lowville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rio   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Portland   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Elba   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Astico   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shields   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Reeseville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Calamus   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lowell   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clyman   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Clyman   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Emmet   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver Dam   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Fond du Lac
  Alto   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairwater   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Metomen   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakfield   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Springvale   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Green Lake
  Mackford   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Markesan   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Glarus   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Milford   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Mills   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lake Ripley   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Aztalan   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnson Creek   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moundville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Glen Oak   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Endeavor   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montello   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Packwaukee   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Edgerton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fulton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Porter   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lima   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Center   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harmony   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Merrimac   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenfield   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prairie du Sac village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sauk City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Prairie du Sac   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sumpter   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Baraboo   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baraboo   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Whitewater   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Whitewater   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  La Grange   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Erin   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slinger   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oconomowoc   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oconomowoc   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Okauchee Lake   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summit   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dousman   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chenequa   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nashotah   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delafield   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Merton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near York Center ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of York Center.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S York Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N North York Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE East York Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE South York Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Deansville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Medina Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elba Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pierceville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moravian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Saint Jeromes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Okeag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hampden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sun Prairie Memory Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE The Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Prairie - Hauge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fall River Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Spring Prairie Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW North Windsor Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in York Center ...

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 152 newspapers that have been published in the area around York Center.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of York Center, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for York Center.

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 York Center in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of York Center.

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

Deansville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Deansville had a post office and railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 282 people (with 3,973 people in 2017)
 - Marshall had a post office and railroad service
East Bristol   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from York Center
 - East Bristol had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 3,336 people in 2017)
 - Waterloo had a post office and railroad service
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 2,367 people (with 5,031 people in 2017)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
Danville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
North Bristol   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from York Center
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - North Bristol had a post office and no railroad service
Pierceville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from York Center
 - Pierceville 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 York Center. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring York Center in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 York Center:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Dane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Fond du Lac County:     Cyndi's



Green Lake County:     Cyndi's



Green County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Marquette County:     Cyndi's



Rock County:     Cyndi's



Sauk County:     Cyndi's



Walworth County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Waukesha County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- York Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2392, Longitude: -89.0704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York Center 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 York Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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