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Dane County
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York Center 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.

Beitz, Frank
Blake, Fannie E.
Blake, Fannie E. and Emma A.
Blake, Susan E.
Blake, Susan E. Saunders
Blake, Worcester B.
Bradley, James
Bromley, Ethelburt and Nelson
Brown, William and Euphrosyne
Burick, Nelson E. and Ethel
Chaplin, Amelia and Emilie L..
Chaplin, Silas and Sarah M.
Cole, W. Harrison and Emily D.
Cripps, Elmer F. and Louise A.
Cripps, Emma
Cripps, Wm. A.
Dawson, Mary and Angela
Dodge, Harriet S.
Dodge, Lettie
Dodge, Willis D.
Douglas, Beatrice
Douglas, Caroline H.
Douglas, Caroline M.
Douglas, Wm.
Douglass, Hiram J. and Cordeli
Edwards, Thomas
Grubb, William H. and Agnes
Hall, Rosamond
Harrington, Esther
Johnson, Emely
Johnson, John
Johnson, Mary E.
Johnson, Nellie and Delphine
Knapp, Zenos H.
Meadows, William H.
Michalski, John and Janette
Mills, Ada E.
Mills, Grace E.
Mitchell, Harriet Vesper
Mitchell, Joseph
Mitchell, Julia and unclear
Moore, children
Nelson, Elizabeth
Nordins, Mary
Norton, John H. and Inez M.
Packel, Julius and Cora E. Cri
Parker, Erastus L.
Pearsall, Vera L.
Pelton, F.
Pelton, Ithamer and Pleiades
Ryder, Willet and Maria L.
Schueler, Leonard A. and Laura
Seaver, Henry
Shepard, children
Shepard, Elmer E.
Shepard, L. S.
Sherburne, Wilshire
Sherman, Hannah J.
Smith, John
Smith, Sahl
Stevens, James and Lois L.
Vangaasbeek, E. Cyrina Wood
Vangaasbeek, Peter
Vangaasbeek, Phebe
Wakeham, Charles and Annie
Ware, Frances L.
Wilcox, Ada O.
Wilcox, Edmund
Wild, Roy E. and Vera L.
Wood, Daniel and Caroline
Wood, Ira A.
Wood, Malvina
Wood, Moses and wives
Wood, Sarah
Zuelsdorf, Louis J. and Theres

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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