Honey Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin

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Honey Creek, Wisconsin
Honey Creek, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Honey Creek, Wisconsin
Honey Creek, Wisconsin
Honey Creek, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Honey Creek, Wisconsin
Honey Creek, Wisconsin
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°44′54″N 88°18′28″W / 42.74833°N 88.30778°W / 42.74833; -88.30778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWalworth
Elevation
246 m (807 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip
53134
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1566649[1]

Honey Creek is an unincorporated community located in the town of Spring Prairie, Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The community was also known as Vienna.[1][2] The population is approximately 400.

History[edit]

The first white settlers were the Hoyt family. Gilman Hoyt of Vermont took up a claim in July 1836. He spent most the summer in Rochester, Wisconsin, then returned in October with Reuben Clark of Michigan. The two men built a hut' and wintered on the land. In September 1837, Hoyts' parents, Benjamin and Susan Hayes Hoyt, natives of Deerfield, New Hampshire, came to live in Honey Creek. Two daughters and a son made the journey with them.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ginger Beaumont, early Major League baseball player, lived for many years in Honey Creek.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Honey Creek, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Honey Creek, Wisconsin
  3. ^ SPRING PRAIRIE Township

References[edit]

  • History of Walworth County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources ... its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin ... and an abstract of its laws and constitution ... (1882). Chicago: Western Historical Co.
  • Chris Schultz, A famous resident, nearly forgotten, The Week Sep. 20, 2007