Amberg (CDP), Wisconsin

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Amberg, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Downtown Amberg
Downtown Amberg
Location in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°30′11″N 87°59′37″W / 45.50306°N 87.99361°W / 45.50306; -87.99361Coordinates: 45°30′11″N 87°59′37″W / 45.50306°N 87.99361°W / 45.50306; -87.99361
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marinette
Area
 • Total 1.621 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.613 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 180
 • Density 110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1560815[1]

Amberg is an unincorporated census-designated place in Marinette County, Wisconsin (USA), in the town of Amberg.[2] It is located on U.S. Highway 141. As of the 2010 census, its population was 180.[3] The Amberg Historical Society operates the Amberg Historical Museum Complex which consists of the historic town hall that is on the National Register of Historic Places, the community's train depot, a 1900-era house, and the Amberg Museum.[4]

Dave's Falls is located near Amberg.

Amberg is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Amberg has an area of 1.621 square miles (4.20 km2); 1.613 square miles (4.18 km2) of this is land, and .008 square miles (0.021 km2) is water.

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The first permanent settler in what is now Amberg was Warren Buckman (1857–1925),[5] who established a trading post west of the Pike River in 1883. He was followed by Charles Dahl (1862–1944),[6] a railroad surveyor, in 1884. The town of Amberg was established in 1890. It is named after William Amberg, a Chicago businessman that created granite quarries in the area.[7]

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