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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin_Gazetteers|Wisconsin Gazetteers]]''<br>  
  
Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains. They identify these locations and sometimes, give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.
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Gazetteers list geographical names, such as towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains, and sometimes, provide historical information about the locations.  
  
===Publications ===
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=== Publications ===
  
Several helpful gazetteers of [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] have been published. Some of the most helpful are:  
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Several gazetteers of [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] have been published:  
  
*Hale, James B.W. ''Wisconsin Post Office Handbook''. Revised edition. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, 5401 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711.  
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*Hale, James B.W. ''Wisconsin Post Office Handbook''. Revised ed. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, 5401 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711.  
*Hunt, John Warren. ''Wisconsin Gazetteer.'' Madison, Wisconsiin: B. Brown, 1853. (Family History Library book {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=977.5 E5h}}; film {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=897468}}; fiche {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=6051150}}.)  
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*Hunt, John Warren. ''Wisconsin Gazetteer''. Madison, Wisconsin: B. Brown, 1853. (Family History Library book {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=977.5 E5h}}; film {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=897468}}; fiche {{FHL|175210|title-id|disp=6051150}}), [http://books.google.com/books/about/Wisconsin_gazetteer.html?id=xU8VAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/g/genpub/AFK4346.0001.001?view=toc University of Michigan Digital Collection]
*Moertl, Frank. ''Wisconsin; Its Territorial and Statehood Post Offices,'' 1993. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, see above. This has detailed maps and descriptions showing the location of each post office.  
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*Moertl, Frank. ''Wisconsin: Its Territorial and Statehood Post Offices'', 1993. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, see above. This has detailed maps and descriptions showing the location of each post office.  
*''Wisconsin Gazetteer''. Wilmington, Delaware: American Historical Publications, Inc., 1991. (Family History Library book {{FHL|461938|title-id|disp=977.5 E5w}}.)
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*''Wisconsin Gazetteer''. Wilmington, Delaware: American Historical Publications, 1991. (Family History Library book {{FHL|461938|title-id|disp=977.5 E5w}}.)
  
 
For river landings, see:  
 
For river landings, see:  
  
*Adams, Louis A. ''Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.'' New Orleans&nbsp;: W.L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924095607135 Internet Archive].
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*Adams, Louis A. ''Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.'' New Orleans: W. L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924095607135 Internet Archive].
  
 
=== Family History Library Collection  ===
 
=== Family History Library Collection  ===
  
Gazetteers can be found on state, county and local levels. Links to county pages appear below.
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Gazetteers can be found for states, counties and local geographic areas.  
  
Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find Wisconsin Gazetteer resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].<br>
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Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find Wisconsin Gazetteer resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].  
  
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Gazetteers list geographical names, such as towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains, and sometimes, provide historical information about the locations.

Publications

Several gazetteers of Wisconsin have been published:

  • Hale, James B.W. Wisconsin Post Office Handbook. Revised ed. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, 5401 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711.
  • Hunt, John Warren. Wisconsin Gazetteer. Madison, Wisconsin: B. Brown, 1853. (Family History Library book 977.5 E5h; film 897468; fiche 6051150), Google Books, University of Michigan Digital Collection
  • Moertl, Frank. Wisconsin: Its Territorial and Statehood Post Offices, 1993. (Not available at the Family History Library.) Available from the Wisconsin Postal History Society, see above. This has detailed maps and descriptions showing the location of each post office.
  • Wisconsin Gazetteer. Wilmington, Delaware: American Historical Publications, 1991. (Family History Library book 977.5 E5w.)

For river landings, see:

  • Adams, Louis A. Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. New Orleans: W. L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Family History Library Collection

Gazetteers can be found for states, counties and local geographic areas.

Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Wisconsin Gazetteer resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.