Dacada, Wisconsin

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Dacada, Wisconsin
Dacada, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Dacada, Wisconsin
Dacada, Wisconsin
Dacada, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Dacada, Wisconsin
Dacada, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 87°54′31″W / 43.54333°N 87.90861°W / 43.54333; -87.90861Coordinates: 43°32′36″N 87°54′31″W / 43.54333°N 87.90861°W / 43.54333; -87.90861
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountiesOzaukee, Sheboygan
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1563654[1]

Dacada is an unincorporated community located in the towns of Belgium and Holland in Ozaukee and Sheboygan counties, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3] Dacada is east of Random Lake and northwest of Belgium.

Dacada was settled by immigrants from Luxembourg in the 1840s and 1850s. The name is derived from "Dakota."[4] Early residents built a Catholic church, known as St. Nicholas, in 1849. The original church was a log cabin; it was soon replaced by a stone church in 1863, and again in 1911.[5] The community is split between Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties. Local residents note that they were baptized in Sheboygan County (in St. Nicholas Church) and buried in Ozaukee (at the cemetery across the street).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=5740
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2009-12-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Newland Became Cedarburg". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 4 September 1967. pp. Part 5, Page 5. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.galenfrysinger.com/wisconsin_port_washington_st_nicholas.htm
  6. ^ Lawrence Sussman, "Divided but not Separate: Communities split between two counties see different tax bills but have much in common." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 7, 2002.