Forest Junction, Wisconsin

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Forest Junction, Wisconsin
Looking east at Forest Junction on U.S. Route 10
Looking east at Forest Junction on U.S. Route 10
Motto(s): 
You can get there from here!
Forest Junction is located in Wisconsin
Forest Junction
Forest Junction
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°12′45″N 88°08′39″W / 44.21250°N 88.14417°W / 44.21250; -88.14417Coordinates: 44°12′45″N 88°08′39″W / 44.21250°N 88.14417°W / 44.21250; -88.14417
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyCalumet
TownBrillion
Area
 • Total2.596 sq mi (6.72 km2)
 • Land2.594 sq mi (6.72 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)
Population
 • Total616
 • Density240/sq mi (92/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
54123
Area code(s)920

Forest Junction is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Brillion, Calumet County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, its population was 616.[2]

The community has its own water tower and utilities. Its ZIP code is 54123.

History[edit]

A post office called Forest Junction has been in operation since 1873.[3] The community was so named from its location at a rail junction near the forest.[4]

Geography[edit]

Forest Junction is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 57/Wisconsin Highway 32 and U.S. Route 10. 57/32 runs north-south through the area, and 10 runs east-west.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Looking north at Forest Junction on WIS-57/WIS-32
Post office on US 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forest Junction, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Calumet County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 73.
  5. ^ "Forest Junction". Google maps. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1935, p. 226.