Kickapoo Center, Wisconsin

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Kickapoo Center, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Kickapoo Center, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Kickapoo Center, Wisconsin
Kickapoo Center, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°28′18″N 90°41′56″W / 43.47167°N 90.69889°W / 43.47167; -90.69889Coordinates: 43°28′18″N 90°41′56″W / 43.47167°N 90.69889°W / 43.47167; -90.69889
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Vernon
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1567454[1]

Kickapoo Center is an unincorporated community located in the town of Kickapoo, Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] Kickapoo Center is located on Wisconsin Highway 131 near the Kickapoo River, 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southwest of Viola.[2]

History[edit]

The first post office opened in Kickapoo in 1853; Robert Wilson was the first postmaster. Kickapoo was planned in 1857 by Joseph Wood on land belonging to Wilson. The early community had a store and a hotel, the latter of which closed in 1873; a sawmill opened across the river from Kickapoo Center in 1883.[3] The community was named for the Kickapoo people.[4]

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