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Richland County
(Eagle Township)
Basswood Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet!   Please take a moment to thank them for this terrific resource!  Use your back browser button to return to this page. Please note that these generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery.

Allemang, W.W. and Cynthia
Allemang, Washington and Cynthia
Anderson, Reamelia
Atwood, Christina
Atwood, Joseph
Atwood, William H.
Basswood Cemetery Sign,  
Baumann, Juliaette
Baxter, Etta M.
Baxter, Lucinda I.
Brewer, R. and family
Burris, Asbury
Carter, Catherine Jane Vine
Carter, Oliver T. and Dora B.
Carter, unclear male
Chenoweth, unclear and Baxter
Coat, Samuel W.
Cook, Arthur C.
Cook, Eli
Cook, Martha
Cornwall, Horace
Dawes, Dwight H. and Eleanor E. Studebaker
Dewey, Martha J.
Dillon, John J.
Elder, Earl Jr.
Elder, unclear
Elliott, Abram
Elloitt, Isaac
Endicott, Annie E. Willey
Erickson, Grace Studebaker
Erickson, Reginald T.
Evans, Alexander S.
Evans, Kezziah I. Booker
Evans, Robert
Evans, Sarah Shannon
Hardy, Berton
Hardy, Joseph N.
Hardy, Thomas and Sarah E.
Harsha, Elizabeth
Harsha, F.A.
Henry, Charles W. and Lela A.
Henry, Orrin
Hinkel, Mary
Hinkel, T. and Charley
Hinkel, Warley
Hinkel, Warren
Hoffman, Ann
Hoffman, John Jr.
Johns, David A.
Johns, M.
Johns, Mary A.
Johnson, Ernest M.
Johnson, Sarah
Keehn, Charles and Iva
Keehn, infant
Kite, Andrew M. and John
Kite, Rev. George
Kite, Sarah A.
Lewis, James and family
Lyman, James A. and Sarah A.
Mahan, James
Mahan, John C.
Mahan, Lincoln
Mathews, Jennie May
Mathews, John and Irena K.
McClary, Emma C.
McClary, Susanna
McClary, unclear Ann
McKy, John M. and Almira
McKy, John
Montgomery, Henry and Irene
Persinger, Cora
Persinger, Edward Z.
Peters, Holida
Peters, Joanna
Robinson, Sadie
Sandmire, Mary E.
Standish, Ansel L. and Lucinda
Standley, Anna H.
Standley, Margaret A.
Studebaker, Abraham
Studebaker, Ellen
Studebaker, Esther
Thompson, John G. and unclear
Thompson, Purl
Troxel, John C.
Weigel, Donald W.
Willey, James H. and Jane
Wood, Elisha
Yman, Villard

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WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

ProjectCopyright Notice: These generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery. The source for many of the cemetery names and placenames on these pages come from Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin, 3rd edition, compiled by Linda M. Herrick and Wendy K. Uncapher. The book is published by Origins at 4327 Milton Ave. Janesville, WI 53546. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Tina Vickery [] and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

This page was last updated 20 November 2012