Adams County, Wisconsin
Place Name History
White Creek, Wisconsin



Adams County was formed from a portion of Portage County in March 1848. In March 1849 the county was enlarged to include 
what is now Juneau County. The voters of both counties approved dividing the county into Adams and Juneau Counties, with 
the Wisconsin River as their common boundary, in 1856.
The earliest birth and marriage registrations at the Adams County Courthouse in Friendship are 1857, and the earliest death 
registration was 1876. Wisconsin did not require registration of vital events until Oct 1, 1907, with nearly full compliance 
reached a few years after that date. Before Oct 1, 1907, vital event registration was voluntary in most cases, and could be
filed in any WI county courthouse. 
It can be difficult to determine where records might be when a place remembered or noted in a family Bible aren't on a map. 
Fortunately some newspapers and books were preserved so we can learn more about where these old towns were located as we look 
for our ancestors and learn about Adams county history. 


ADAMS COUNTY WISCONSIN PLACE NAMES
PLACE NAME POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED POST OFFICE DISCONTINUED ADAMS CO WI TOWNSHIP & SECTION NUMBER
Adams July 1913 - Adams 8
Adams Center/Centre 1870 1915 About 1.5 miles SE of Adams
Arbutus August 1903 June 1907 Preston 15
Arcade See Vinjie 1865 1868
Arkdale See Vingie 1868 -
Barksdale name chg to Strongs Prairie - Strongs Prairie
Barnum Dec 1865 Sept 1883 Rome 28
Barton formed about 1857, was a township in Adams Co. and later the name of a post office Sept 1883 later part of Richfield and Leola
Beatrice Oct 1886 Aug 1907 Big Flats 1
Big Flats Aug 1862 May 1924 Big Flats 17
Big Spring Dec 1854 Dec 1904 New Haven 27
Black Prairie - - Monroe Township
Brooks Jan 1915 Sept 1992 New Chester 34
Brownville Formed before 1859 - Post Office Roche-a-Cri on 1860 census
Buckhorn June 1869 July 1880 Lincoln 23
Cascade mentioned in Solon Pierce biography settled about 1853 former name of White Creek in Easton twp
Cottonville - - Preston
Davis Corners May 1855 Feb 1888 Jackson 29
Dell Prairie Oct 1852 Nov 1893 New Haven 30
Dellwood former names were Arkdale Station and Holmsville, post office opened 1927 1966 approx. 5 miles south of Arkdale
Eagle Prairie - - unknown; possibly Monroe Township
Easton March 1861 Feb 1920 Easton 29
Edna April 1856 Oct 1861 unknown
Fenners Mill mentioned in April 15 1899 ACP unknown north of Friendship
Flyte's Mills - unknown in Big Flats Township
Fordham March 1860 Oct 1866 Preston 35
Friendship See Preston, post office opened 1858
Germantown Formed in 1855 from part of Quincy now part of Juneau Co. -
Glen March 1896 June 1906 Jackson 29
Grand Marsh See Grandmarsh, post office opened 1879 -
Grandmarsh Sept 1850 1878 New Chester 9
Hadlock Oct 1896 Aug 1908 in northern part of Quincy, Section 19*
Hollidays Mill Aug 1900 May 1904 Leola 19
Holmsville May 1915 March 1927 Strongs Prairie 31
Jackson May 1855 Aug 1856 p. office location unknown
Lakeside March 1892 Dec 1904 Jackson 33
Leola June 1877 May 1906 Leola 26
Lindenville March 1856 April 1859 unknown
Little Lake Aug 1854 Apr 1900 Jackson 8
Mars March 1894 Jan 1908 Springville 28
Monroe Center June 1879 Oct 1913 Monroe 17
Newark or Newark Valley Formed in 1858 from a portion of Quincy Location: T17 Range 5 Post Office Friendship on 1860 Census
New Chester Jan 1856 Oct 1894 New Chester 21
New Haven March 1865 Aug 1881 New Haven 35
New Rome Sept 1858 March 1951 Rome 2
Niebull Nov 1888 Oct 1913 Big Flats 11
Oakridge May 1903 Dec 1916 Colburn 17
Olin May 1867 June 1895 Springfield 31
One Mile Creek May 1855 Feb 1859 unknown
Pilot Knob May 1856 July 1904 Richfield 36
Plainville Sept 1856 Oct 1942 Dell Prairie 8
Point Bluff March 1855 May 1908 Springville 11
Preston March 1855 name change to Friendship 1858 Adams 5
Quincy March 1854 June 1915 Quincy 17
Richfield Location: Town 18 Range 7 in 1859 tax records - -
Roche-A-Cri May 1856 March 1905 Preston 7
Russell Flats unknown unknown Marquette Co SW of Westfield
Seven Mile Creek Jan 1851 Oct 1858 unknown
Shiprock May 1904 Jan 1906 Unknown
Sindenwold unknown
Spring Bluff Feb 1863 Oct 1918 Lincoln 29
Spring Creek Mar 1864 May 1905 Monroe 29
Springville Town 15 North Range 6 East
Strong's Prairie July 1857 March 1952 Strongs Prairie 1
Twin Valley Oct 1854 Aug 1866 unknown
Vandriessen Feb 1899 June 1915 Rome 11
Verona ca. 1858 name later changed to Big Flats -
Vinjie June 1864 name changes to Arcade & Arkdale, closed 1865 Strongs Prairie 15
White Creek
See also
Aug 1855 Sept 1945 Easton 36
Zerah March 1857 June 1861 unknown

The place names presented above are from these sources:

 
Memorial & Biographical Record & Illustrated Compendium of Biography:
Columbia, Sauk & Adams counties, Wisconsin, G.A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1901

Federal Census of Adams County Wisconsin

Wisconsin: It's Counties, Townships and Villages by Wendy Zastrow Uncapher
and Linda Zastrow Herrick, Origins, Janesville WI  1994

Wisconsin: It's Territorial and Statehood Post Offices, compiled by Frank
Moertl, published 1995 by Wisconsin Postal History Society

1886 and 1939 U. S. Post Office Guides, Adams Co. information sent by Tim Stowell.

Places & Faces (Marquette Co. WI), Vol. I, by Fran Sprain, 1991

Adams County Press, township history columns 1869 - 1872

Adams County Times, July 17, 1947 (Post Office History)

The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names, by Robert E. Gard and L. D. Sorden

A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the 
Chicago and North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha 
Railways.  Compiled by W. H. Stennett

Fenners Mill: Adams County Press, Lincoln News Column, P5C3 15 April 1899
Hadlock: Adams County Press, Franc Keyes Dittburner obit, Oct 14, 1901 P1
Niebull: Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter, P8A 10 April 2002





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