Askeaton, Wisconsin

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Askeaton, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Looking west down the Niagara Escarpment from Askeaton
Looking west down the Niagara Escarpment from Askeaton
Askeaton, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Askeaton, Wisconsin
Askeaton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°16′15.7362″N 88°05′44.0412″W / 44.271037833°N 88.095567000°W / 44.271037833; -88.095567000Coordinates: 44°16′15.7362″N 88°05′44.0412″W / 44.271037833°N 88.095567000°W / 44.271037833; -88.095567000
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Brown
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 920
GNIS feature ID 1577498[1]

Askeaton is an unincorporated community located in the town of Holland, Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. Askeaton is located southeast of Wrightstown at the intersection of County Z and St. Pat's Church Road. The town hall for the Town of Holland is located in Askeaton.[2][3]

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The name Askeaton is of Ojibwe origin. It is derived from ashkiodon 'raw mouth'.[4]

"Askeaton" is also the name of a small village in southwestern Ireland near Limerick. By the late 1800s, a large number of Irish immigrants had immigrated to this area of Brown County,[5] and founded one of Askeaton's most prominent landmarks, St. Patrick's Church.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Askeaton, Wisconsin
  2. ^ "Location of Askeaton". Google Maps. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Department of Ransportation-Brown County, Wisconsin map
  4. ^ Verwyst, Chrysostom. 1892. "Geographical Names in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, Having a Chippewa Origin." Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 12: 390–398.
  5. ^ http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~dalbello/FLVA/background/art%20images/ethnicmap.html
  6. ^ http://archive.org/stream/catholicchurchin00hemi/catholicchurchin00hemi_djvu.txt