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Our Genealogical Helper for Yorkville ...

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 Yorkville (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 Yorkville. 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 Yorkville ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Yorkville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Yorkville, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Yorkville.

Cemeteries Near Yorkville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Yorkville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Paris Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E West Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Bristol - Paris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S North Bristol Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caledonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Ridge Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE St. Casimirs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Holy Family Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Country Haven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Independent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters 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 Yorkville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Yorkville.

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

Union Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 432 people (with 4,957 people in 2017)
 - Union Grove had a post office and railroad service
Yorkville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Yorkville had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvania   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Yorkville
 - Sylvania had a post office and railroad service
Ives Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Ives Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Kansasville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Kansasville had a post office and railroad service
Paris   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - Paris had a post office and no railroad service
North Cape   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - North Cape had a post office and no railroad service
Thompsonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Thompsonville had a post office and no railroad service
Dover   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 4,129 people in 2017)
 - Dover had a post office and railroad service
Franksville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Yorkville
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Franksville 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 Yorkville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Yorkville 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 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 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.

Yorkville is located in Racine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County: Kenosha, Walworth & Waukesha.

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

Racine     (The home county for Yorkville)
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sturtevant   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Dover   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Franksville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Norway   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elmwood Park   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Racine   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rome   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helenville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paris   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kenosha   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shorewood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pell Lake   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Genoa City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Erin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Durham   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Muskego   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elm Grove   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cook (IL)
      Barrington (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Capri Village (IL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barrington Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palatine (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake (IL)
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winthrop Harbor (IL)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beach Park (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Zion (IL)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wadsworth (IL)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McHenry (IL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Yorkville:

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 Racine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cook County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7100, Longitude: -88.0143     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yorkville 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 Yorkville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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