Bassett, Wisconsin

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Bassett, Wisconsin
Bassett, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Bassett, Wisconsin
Bassett, Wisconsin
Bassett, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Bassett, Wisconsin
Bassett, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°32′26″N 88°13′40″W / 42.540556°N 88.227778°W / 42.540556; -88.227778Coordinates: 42°32′26″N 88°13′40″W / 42.540556°N 88.227778°W / 42.540556; -88.227778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyKenosha
Elevation
236 m (774 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1561291[1]

Bassett is an unincorporated community in the Town of Randall, in southwestern Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] The Randall Town Hall is in the community.

History[edit]

Bassett was first settled by Henry Bassett and his son Reuben in 1842, six years before Wisconsin statehood, when 120 ac (49 ha) were purchased.[3][4] The population accelerated when the Kenosha and Rockford Railroad was built through the community in the later 19th century, and Henry Bassett contributed land for that purpose. The railroad was abandoned in May 1939. The community was originally known as Bassett's Station and then Bassetts.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bassett, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Bassett, Wisconsin-Hometownlocator.com
  3. ^ Kenosha Co. WI Placenames
  4. ^ Re: Reuben/Sarah E. Bassett, Kenosha Co WI

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