Lancaster, Wisconsin

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
Grant County Courthouse in Lancaster
Location of Lancaster in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Location of Lancaster in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°50′55″N 90°42′38″W / 42.84861°N 90.71056°W / 42.84861; -90.71056Coordinates: 42°50′55″N 90°42′38″W / 42.84861°N 90.71056°W / 42.84861; -90.71056
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyGrant
Area
 • Total3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Land3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 • Total3,868
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,760
 • Density1,272.4/sq mi (491.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
FIPS code55-42250[4]
GNIS feature ID1567823[2]
WebsiteCity of Lancaster official website

Lancaster is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.[5]. As of the 2010 census, 3.868 people lived there. Lancaster is the county seat of Grant County.

History[change | change source]

Major G.M. Price laid out the town in 1837. He was asked to name it Lancaster by a relative who came from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster was the home of the first governor of Wisconsin, Nelson Dewey.

Geography[change | change source]

Lancaster is located in the unglaciated "Driftless Area" of southwest Wisconsin. Its topography is very different from that of the rest of the state.

The city has a total area of 3.04 square miles (7.87 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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