Bayport, Wisconsin

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Bayport, Wisconsin
Former Town
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County La Pointe
 • Land 3,751.4 sq mi (9,716.1 km2)

Bayport was a town in La Pointe County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.[1]

When La Pointe County was established in 1845, it consisted of all of present-day Bayfield, Ashland, and Douglas counties. The county also consisted of only one town: the Town of La Pointe. This situation continued until March 1856, when the town of Bayport was created. Bayport consisted of all of La Pointe County except for the Apostle Islands, which remained the Town of La Pointe.[2]

The town eventually faded from existence when people migrated out of the town; administration of the area fell back to the Town of La Pointe.[3] The Town of Ashland,[4] Bayfield,[5] and Town of Superior,[6] was created out of the territory in 1867. By that time, the county of La Pointe had ceased to exist, instead being divided into Ashland, Douglas, and Bayfield counties.


  1. ^ "Bayport, Town of, Ashland Co". Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin Department of State (March 8, 1856). "Bayport, Town, La Pointe Co.: Organization, notice of, March 18, 1856" (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ History of Northern Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company. 1881. 
  4. ^ Wisconsin Department of State (December 30, 1913). "Ashland County: Town Boundaries 1867 - 1910" (PDF). Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Wisconsin Department of State (January 8, 1914). "Bayfield County: Town Boundaries 1884 - 1912" (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wisconsin Department of State (December 30, 1913). "Douglas County: Town Boundaries 1859 - 1912" (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2013.