Alaska, Wisconsin

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Alaska, Wisconsin
Looking southeast along WIS 42
Looking southeast along WIS 42
Alaska is located in Wisconsin
Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is located in the United States
Alaska
Alaska
Coordinates: 44°32′26″N 87°30′04″W / 44.54056°N 87.50111°W / 44.54056; -87.50111Coordinates: 44°32′26″N 87°30′04″W / 44.54056°N 87.50111°W / 44.54056; -87.50111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyKewaunee
TownPierce
Elevation
220 m (722 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1560724[1]

Alaska is an unincorporated community located on Wisconsin Highway 42 in the town of Pierce, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.[1] Alaska falls between East Alaska Lake and West Alaska Lake and is an important tourist and fishing spot in the region.[2] It also home to the Alaskan Golf Club, a public course located on East Alaska Lake.[3][4]

The community was named after the Alaska Territory,[5] and was done so because the community’s post office was established the same year that the United States acquired Alaska from Russia.[6]

Sign on WIS 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alaska". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  2. ^ "Kewaunee County's Parks & Campgrounds". Visit Kewaunee County. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  3. ^ "MSR Maps". United States Geographical Survey. Microsoft. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  4. ^ "Alaskan Golf Club". Golf Wisconsin. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  5. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  6. ^ Gard, Robert (2015). The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names (2nd ed.). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-87020-707-5.