King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Location of King, Wisconsin
|• Total||2.326 sq mi (6.02 km2)|
|• Land||2.158 sq mi (5.59 km2)|
|• Water||0.168 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|• Density||750/sq mi (290/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1567492|
King is a census-designated place in Town of Farmington, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,750. Before 2010, it was part of the Chain O' Lakes-King, Wisconsin CDP.
The Wisconsin Veterans Home
The Wisconsin Veterans Home is located in King. There are five U.S. Registered Historic Places in King, perhaps all being parts of the current or former home: Commandant's Residence Home, Halfway House (King, Wisconsin), Old Hospital, Veterans Cottages Historic District, and Veterans Home Chapel.
In 1887, the area was selected by the Grand Army of the Republic for the site of a veterans home. The Soldier's Home was later renamed the Wisconsin Veterans Home. The community is named for General Charles King, a Wisconsin soldier and head of the state's National Guard.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
- Kim J. Heltemes, Wisconsin Veterans Home at King ISBN 0-7385-3285-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=aje1dG8ANAUC&printsec=frontcover
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