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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbotsford_Wisconsin Abbotsford] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colby,_Wisconsin Colby] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Greenwood]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyal,_Wisconsin Loyal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neillsville,_Wisconsin Neillsville] (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen,_Wisconsin Owen]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorp,_Wisconsin Thorp]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley,_Wisconsin Stanley] (mostly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chippewa_County,_Wisconsin Chippewa County])</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Beaver]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Butler]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colby_(town),_Wisconsin Colby]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewhurst,_Wisconsin Dewhurst]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Eaton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Foster]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Fremont]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Grant]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Grove,_Wisconsin Green Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendren,_Wisconsin Hendren]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewett,_Wisconsin Hewett]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixon,_Wisconsin Hixon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoard,_Wisconsin Hoard]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levis,_Wisconsin Levis]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood,_Wisconsin Longwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyal_(town),_Wisconsin Loyal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn,_Wisconsin Lynn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayville,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Mayville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead,_Wisconsin Mead]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentor,_Wisconsin Mentor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Valley,_Wisconsin Pine Valley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reseburg,_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seif,_Wisconsin Seif]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Sherman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_(town),_Wisconsin Sherwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorp_(town),_Wisconsin Thorp]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Unity]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner,_Wisconsin Warner]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Washburn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Weston]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withee_(town),_Wisconsin Withee]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worden,_Wisconsin Worden]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin York]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss,_Wisconsin Curtiss]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorchester,_Wisconsin Dorchester] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granton,_Wisconsin Granton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity,_Wisconsin Unity] (mostly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withee,_Wisconsin Withee]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atwood,_Wisconsin Atwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright,_Wisconsin Bright]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christie,_Wisconsin Christie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark,_Wisconsin Clark]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_Wisconsin Columbia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadsville,_Wisconsin Eadsville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidsvold,_Wisconsin Eidsvold]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globe,_Wisconsin Globe]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemlock,_Wisconsin Hemlock]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction,_Wisconsin Junction]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard,_Wisconsin Lombard]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_(community),_Wisconsin Longwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_(community),_Wisconsin Lynn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevins,_Wisconsin Nevins]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reseburg_(community),_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplinger,_Wisconsin Riplinger]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_(community),_Wisconsin Sherwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortville,_Wisconsin Shortville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tioga,_Wisconsin Tioga]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney,_Wisconsin Sidney]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokeville,_Wisconsin Spokeville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veefkind,_Wisconsin Veefkind]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Willard]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili,_Wisconsin Chili]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbird,_Wisconsin Humbird]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurth,_Wisconsin Kurth]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Works,_Wisconsin Maple Works]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trow,_Wisconsin Trow]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worden_(ghost_town),_Wisconsin Worden]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===

Revision as of 16:18, 7 August 2018

Guide to Clark County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Neillsville
Organized: July 6, 1853
Parent County(s): Jackson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chippewa  • Eau Claire  • Jackson  • Marathon  • Taylor
See County Maps
Courthouse
Clark County Courthouse, Clark County, Wisconsin.jpg
Location Map
WI Clark.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for William Clark. The County has Neillsville as its seat and the County was created 1854. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clark County Courthouse
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456-1992
Phone: 715-743-5148
Clark County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records, marriage records from 1866, land records from 1855 and naturalization records 1857-1954.
Register in Probate has probate records from 1854. [3]

Clark County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1869 1857 1855 1870 1860

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853 from Jackson County.
  • County seat: Neillsville[4]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Clark County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Clark census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

WI CLARK.JPG

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Clark served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Clark:

- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I


World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

  • Clark County World War II Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives]
- Surnames AANERUD - EWAN
- Surnames FAKES - KAZLAVCINAS
- Surnames KEARNS - NYSTED
- Surnames OELRICH - SPIEGEL
- Surnames STAAB - ZWIEFELHOFER

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Clark Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Clark Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Clark County Historical Society
    215 E 5th St
    Neillsville, WI 54456
    Phone: 715-743-2734
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Wisconsin."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, WisconsinE," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, URL, accessed 7 August 2018.