Arkansaw, Wisconsin

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Census-designated place
Downtown Arkansaw, Wisconsin
Downtown Arkansaw, Wisconsin
Arkansaw is located in Wisconsin
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°38′00″N 92°1′20″W / 44.63333°N 92.02222°W / 44.63333; -92.02222Coordinates: 44°38′00″N 92°1′20″W / 44.63333°N 92.02222°W / 44.63333; -92.02222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Pepin
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 857
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-02700
GNIS feature ID 1560934[4]

Arkansaw is an unincorporated census-designated place in the eastern portion of the town of Waterville, in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States.[4] Located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Durand, it has the ZIP code of 54721.[5] As of the 2010 census, its population was 177.[2] From 1881 to 1886, the community was the county seat of Pepin County.[6]


Arkansaw was founded in the early 1850s at a crossing of Arkansaw Creek, a tributary of the Eau Galle River.[7] Initially built around lumbering, the first sawmill was opened in the community in 1852.[8]

The community was originally built near the center of three dams within a mile of each other on Arkansaw Creek. All three were wiped out in a flood in 1907. Arkansaw Creek was named in honor of the Arkansas River.[9] Today, the course of the creek runs through Arkansaw Creek Park.[10]


The community lies at the junction of U.S. Route 10 and Pepin County Trunk Highways D, N, O, and X. It has an area of 0.720 square miles (1.86 km2); 0.712 square miles (1.84 km2) of this is land, and 0.008 square miles (0.021 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[11]


The community is home to three churches: Catholic, Methodist and Community of Christ.

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