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Our Genealogical Helper for York ...

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 (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 York. 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 York ...

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 164 newspapers that have been published in the area around York.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of York, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for York.

Cemeteries Near York ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of York.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Postville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greens Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ula Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW York Memorial Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Shooks Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swiss Reformed Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE West Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Luterhan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE East Primrose Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Benkert Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Apple Grove Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Michaels Catholic 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 York in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of York.

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

Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from York
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Blanchardville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from York
 - 1895 population of 358 people (with 798 people in 2017)
 - Blanchardville had a post office and railroad service
Perry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from York
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 776 people in 2017)
 - Perry had a post office and no railroad service
Forward   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from York
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Forward had a post office and no railroad service
New Glarus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from York
 - 1895 population of 356 people (with 2,152 people in 2017)
 - New Glarus had a post office and railroad service
Argyle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from York
 - 1895 population of 411 people (with 822 people in 2017)
 - Argyle had a post office and railroad service
Primrose   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from York
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Primrose had a post office and no railroad service
Hollandale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from York
 - Hollandale 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 York. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring York 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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 is located in Green County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Green County: Stephenson (IL), Winnebago (IL), Dane, Iowa, Lafayette & Rock.

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

Green     (The home county for York)
      New Glarus   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Adams   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jordan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Browntown   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harmony Grove   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Perry   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Horeb   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Mounds   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Verona   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Verona   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oregon   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Vermont   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montfort   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cuba City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smelser   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wingville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Castle Rock   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hollandale   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Waldwick   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brigham   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barneveld   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hyde   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodgeville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blanchardville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blanchard   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lamont   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wiota   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Wayne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Willow Springs   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Darlington   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lone Rock   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orfordville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Center   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Footville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Porter   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avon   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sauk City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Green   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prairie du Sac   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plain   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honey Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Denzer   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jo Daviess (IL)
      Warren (IL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nora (IL)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Apple River (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stockton (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scales Mound (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stephenson (IL)
      Winslow (IL)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orangeville (IL)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McConnell (IL)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buena Vista (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Grove (IL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lena (IL)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedarville (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dakota (IL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rock City (IL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salem (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Davis (IL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Durand (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shirland (IL)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pecatonica (IL)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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:

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 Green County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iowa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sauk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Green County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Green County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from York. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- York) 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 York. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8117, Longitude: -89.7771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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