Brackett, Wisconsin

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Brackett, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Brackett is located in Wisconsin
Brackett
Brackett
Brackett is located in the US
Brackett
Brackett
Coordinates: 44°42′05″N 91°21′04″W / 44.70139°N 91.35111°W / 44.70139; -91.35111Coordinates: 44°42′05″N 91°21′04″W / 44.70139°N 91.35111°W / 44.70139; -91.35111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Eau Claire
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1562120[1]

Brackett is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 53 in the town of Washington, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] It was named for James M. Brackett, a newspaper editor and publisher. He was involved with the Eau Claire Free Press in the 1870s.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The Indie/Alternative band Bon Iver has a song called "Brackett, WI" which they wrote for the charity compilation album Dark Was The Night which was released in 2009.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brackett, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/eau-claire/brackett.cfm
  3. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0. 

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