Cushing, Wisconsin

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Cushing, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Cushing, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Cushing, Wisconsin
Cushing, Wisconsin
Cushing, Wisconsin is located in the US
Cushing, Wisconsin
Cushing, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°34′14″N 92°39′04″W / 45.57056°N 92.65111°W / 45.57056; -92.65111Coordinates: 45°34′14″N 92°39′04″W / 45.57056°N 92.65111°W / 45.57056; -92.65111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Polk
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 54006
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1563638[1]

Cushing is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. Cushing is located on Wisconsin Highway 87 north of St. Croix Falls, in the towns of Laketown and Sterling. Cushing has a post office with ZIP code 54006 and a telephone prefix of 648.[2]

History[edit]

The community was named for Caleb Cushing, a Massachusetts politician and diplomat. The post office was established in 1870 with James Smith as the first postmaster.[3]

Notable events[edit]

Cushing Fun Days is an annual event that includes turtle races and a soap box derby. Cushing has softball tournaments on both Memorial Day and Labor Day.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cushing, Wisconsin
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0. 
  4. ^ Cushing Fun Days