Fox Crossing, Wisconsin

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Fox Crossing, Wisconsin
Village
Motto(s): 
"Bridging the Fox Cities"
Fox Crossing, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Fox Crossing, Wisconsin
Fox Crossing, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°13′11″N 88°29′07″W / 44.21972°N 88.48528°W / 44.21972; -88.48528Coordinates: 44°13′11″N 88°29′07″W / 44.21972°N 88.48528°W / 44.21972; -88.48528
CountryUnited States
State Wisconsin
CountyWinnebago
Area
 • Total13.75 sq mi (35.60 km2)
 • Land12.26 sq mi (31.74 km2)
 • Water1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
Elevation
768 ft (234 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total859
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
10,980
 • Density895.89/sq mi (345.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
GNIS ID2783854[3]
Websitehttp://www.foxcrossingwi.gov/

Fox Crossing is a village in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. It was incorporated from the former Town of Menasha in 2016.[3][4] The estimated population in 2018 was 19,029.[5]

Fox Crossing is located in the Fox Cities region and the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI CSA, the third largest metropolitan area in Wisconsin.

History[edit]

The Town of Menasha was organized on April 3, 1855, in part from land formerly belonging to the Town of Neenah. The original land area of the town was reduced over several decades due to annexations from the cities of Menasha and Appleton.

After town residents west of Little Lake Butte des Morts approved a referendum to incorporate, the Village was incorporated on April 20, 2016.[6][7] On August 17, 2016, an agreement was reached between the Village of Fox Crossing and the remaining Town of Menasha to annex all remaining town lands to Fox Crossing. This agreement effectively ended the existence of the Town of Menasha.[8] On September 22, 2016, the remaining parts of the town of Menasha became part of the Village of Fox Crossing.[9]

Geography[edit]

Fox Crossing is located at the north end of Lake Winnebago along the Fox River which forms Little Lake Butte des Morts through the Village. The Village partially surrounds the City of Menasha. Other adjacent communities include: Harrison to the east, the City of Neenah and Town of Neenah to the south, Clayton to the west, and the Outagamie County communities of Greenville and Grand Chute to the north and Appleton to the northeast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Village has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.0 km2), of which 12.2 square miles (31.5 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), or 12.50%, is water.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201710,980[2]
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

Education[edit]

Public education is provided by the Neenah Joint School District, west of Little Lake Butte des Morts, and the Menasha Joint School District, east of the lake.

St. Mary Catholic High School and St. Mary Catholic Middle School are located in Fox Crossing.

Points of Interest[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major transportation routes in Fox Crossing include:

I-41.svg US 41.svg
Interstate 41 and US 41 travels north to Appleton and Green Bay and south to Oshkosh and Milwaukee.
US 10.svg WIS 441.svg
US 10 (Tri-County Expressway) travels east to Manitowoc and west to Waupaca, Stevens Point, and western Wisconsin.
WIS 114.svg
WIS 114 (Plank Road) travels east to Harrison and Sherwood.
WIS 47.svg
WIS 47 (Appleton Road) travels north to Appleton, Shawano, and northern Wisconsin.
WIS County AP.svg
County AP (Midway Road) travels east to Appleton.
WIS County BB.svg
County BB (Prospect Avenue) travels east to Appleton and west to WIS 76.
WIS County CB.svg
County CB (West Side Arterial) travels south to Neenah and north to Greenville.
WIS County II.svg
County II (Winchester Road) travels east to Neenah and west to Winchester.
WIS County P.svg
County P (Racine Road and Valley Road) travels east to Appleton and south to Menasha.

Appleton International Airport is located adjacent to Fox Crossing in Greenville. Valley Transit provides bus services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Fox Crossing, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Village of Fox Crossing, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ https://doa.wi.gov/DIR/Final_Ests_Muni_2018.pdf
  6. ^ "Part of Town of Menasha officially becomes Fox Crossing". WLUK Fox 11. Sinclair Broadcast Group. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Village of Fox Crossing now official". We Are Green Bay. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Between Village of Fox Crossing and Town of Menasha" (PDF). August 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Behr, Madeline (September 22, 2016). "It's official! Town of Menasha is no more". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  10. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_17_5YR_G001&prodType=table
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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