Lancaster, Wisconsin

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
Grant County Courthouse in Lancaster
Location of Lancaster, Wisconsin
Location of Lancaster, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
 • Total 3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Land 3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,868
 • Estimate (2011[4]) 3,868
 • Density 1,272.4/sq mi (491.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
FIPS code 55-42250[5]
GNIS feature ID 1567823[2]

Lancaster is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.[6]. 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. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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