Remington, Wisconsin

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Remington, Wisconsin
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Location of Remington, Wisconsin
Location of Remington, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°18′4″N 90°9′48″W / 44.30111°N 90.16333°W / 44.30111; -90.16333Coordinates: 44°18′4″N 90°9′48″W / 44.30111°N 90.16333°W / 44.30111; -90.16333
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Wood
Area
 • Total 71.5 sq mi (185.3 km2)
 • Land 69.4 sq mi (179.6 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 305
 • Density 4.4/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-67000[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584010[1]
PLSS township T21N R2E and T21N R3E

Remington is a town in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 305 at the 2000 census. The uninicorporated community of Babcock is located in the town.

Geography[edit]

Remington is a rectangle, 12 miles east to west by 6 miles north to south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.5 square miles (185.3 km²), of which, 69.4 square miles (179.6 km²) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it (3.05%) is water.

History[edit]

In the spring of 1839 the southern side of Remington was surveyed, early because it was within three miles of the Wisconsin River, touching the "Indian strip" which was sold by the Menominee to the U.S. government in the 1836 Treaty of the Cedars.[3]

In the winter of 1851-52 a crew working for the U.S. government surveyed all the section corners of the six mile square that would become the east half of Remington, walking through the woods and probably crossing the marshes on the ice, measuring with chain and compass.[4][5] When done, the deputy surveyor filed this general description of the east half of Remington:

The surface of this Township is level, swamp excepting a narrow strip of land of about 40 Chains in width on either bank of the Yellow river which is gently(?) raised(?), and dry(?) being drained(?) by small Brooks leading from the swamps in the area(?) of River, South of Hemlock Creek, and East of Yellow River the principal part of the land is open Marsh. North of Hemlock Creek, and East of River low and Wet land and might be rendered fit for cultivation, by clearing off the Timber and very thick crop of underbrush. West of Yellow River the land is principally Tamarack swamp and no one section could be made cultivable without draining(?). Timber. North of Hemlock creek and West of Yellow River is principally 2d rate Pine & Tamarack. Stand(?) thick, underbrush, very thick with alders(?), small Pine and wich Hazel. Wards Mill & improvements near center of Sec. 27.[6]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 305 people, 125 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.4 people per square mile (1.7/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 2.6 per square mile (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.08% White, 1.31% African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 1.64% from two or more races.

There were 125 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,571. About 3.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 24.4% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Rosholt, Malcolm (1979). "Pioneers of the Pinery". Rosholt House. pp. 23–24. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Land Survey Information". Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Field Notes for T21N R3E". Original Field Notes and Plat Maps, 1833-1866. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Sterling, Levi. "Interior Field Notes (Oct. 1851-Jan. 1852)". Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 

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