Mayfield, Wisconsin

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Mayfield, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Mayfield, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 88°11′48″W / 43.32917°N 88.19667°W / 43.32917; -88.19667Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 88°11′48″W / 43.32917°N 88.19667°W / 43.32917; -88.19667
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washington
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1569145[1]

Mayfield is an unincorporated community located in the town of Polk in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3] Mayfield is located just west of Jackson and east of Slinger. It lies to the northwest of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 60 and U.S. Route 45.

History[edit]

Mayfield was settled and platted by Andreas Reiderer in 1852, an immigrant from Switzerland, who named it after this Swiss town of Maienfeld.[4] Reiderer built a sawmill along the Cedar Creek. The area was also called for Katzbach for a short time, after a man named Joseph Katz built a store in the community. Mayfield received a post office in 1859, but quickly declined after the railroad stopped instead at Jackson, less than a mile to the east.[5]

Lady Antebellum concert[edit]

On October 21, 2010, Mayfield made news when country music group Lady Antebellum performed a free concert at a Mobil station in the community. The concert was an attempt to make amends for perceivably derogatory comments the group had said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about a performance they had held in nearby Slinger before their rise to fame.[6] Charles Kelley, a member of the group, has stated that the comments were taken out of context and that the magazine neglected to print that they had said the performance in Slinger was "a lot of fun".[7]

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