Blenker, Wisconsin

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Blenker, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Looking south in Blenker
Looking south in Blenker
Blenker, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Blenker, Wisconsin
Blenker, Wisconsin
Blenker, Wisconsin is located in the US
Blenker, Wisconsin
Blenker, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°36′48″N 89°54′54″W / 44.61333°N 89.91500°W / 44.61333; -89.91500
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWood
Elevation1,184 ft (361 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
GNIS feature ID1561919[1]

Blenker is an unincorporated community in the town of Milladore, in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States.[2]

History[edit]

A post office has been in operation at Blenker since 1886.[3][4] The community was named after John Blenker, a shopkeeper and the first postmaster.[5] The community once had a schoolhouse, the Blenker School.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blenker". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ CH. XXVII Sherry and Sherry Station History of Wood County, Wisconsin
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ Rudolph, Robert S. (1970). Wood County Place Names (PDF). The University of Wisconsin Press. p. 11.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blenker School (historical)

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Coordinates: 44°36′48″N 89°54′54″W / 44.61333°N 89.91500°W / 44.61333; -89.91500