King, Waupaca County, Wisconsin

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King, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
King sign.jpg
Location of King, Wisconsin
Location of King, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°20′15″N 89°08′30″W / 44.33750°N 89.14167°W / 44.33750; -89.14167Coordinates: 44°20′15″N 89°08′30″W / 44.33750°N 89.14167°W / 44.33750; -89.14167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waupaca
Area
 • Total 2.326 sq mi (6.02 km2)
 • Land 2.158 sq mi (5.59 km2)
 • Water 0.168 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,750
 • Density 750/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-13885[1]
GNIS feature ID 1567492

King is a census-designated place in Town of Farmington, Waupaca County, Wisconsin.[3] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,750.[4] Before 2010, it was part of the Chain O' Lakes-King, Wisconsin CDP.[5]

The Wisconsin Veterans Home[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[6] The community is named for General Charles King, a Wisconsin soldier and head of the state's National Guard.[7]

Images[edit]

King, Wisconsin
King water tower overlooking the Veterans Cottages Historic District 
Highway sign for King along Wisconsin Highway 22 
King Fire Department 
The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King 
Rainbow Lake as seen from the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King 

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