Knellsville, Wisconsin

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Knellsville, Wisconsin
Knellsville, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Knellsville, Wisconsin
Knellsville, Wisconsin
Knellsville, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Knellsville, Wisconsin
Knellsville, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°24′51″N 87°52′15″W / 43.41417°N 87.87083°W / 43.41417; -87.87083Coordinates: 43°24′51″N 87°52′15″W / 43.41417°N 87.87083°W / 43.41417; -87.87083
Country United States
State Wisconsin
224 m (735 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1567569[1]

Knellsville is an unincorporated community located in the Town of Port Washington in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3] Knellsville is located immediately north of the City of Port Washington, just north of the intersection of Interstate 43 with Wisconsin Highway 32. The town hall for the Town of Port Washington is located in Knellsville. The City of Port Washington provides sewerage and water services to the community.[4]

In 2006, the Town of Port Washington developed a detailed plan to allow for increased development in Knellsville. The town designated 109 acres (0.44 km2) for industrial facilities, 30 acres (120,000 m2) for office buildings, and 44 acres (180,000 m2) for commercial buildings.[5] Due to this plan, Knellsville is unique among unincorporated communities in that the town in which it lies has given it a defined border.

The western border of Knellsville consists of tracks belonging to the Union Pacific Railroad, as it travels along Sauk Creek. The eastern border is the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, and the southern border is Interstate 43. The northern border extends east-west near a point where County Road KW nearly touches the railroad.[6] The City of Port Washington also refers to one of its neighborhoods as Knellsville; as of 2009, this part of the city was still undeveloped farm land.[7]

Knellsville was named for a pioneer who settled around 1860.[8] The community contained industry from its beginning. The Pauly Cheese Company, one of the nation's largest cheese producers in the early twentieth century, was founded in Knellsville.[9] The Knellsville Canning Company also was located here from the 1920s through the 1950s.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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  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. ^ Dan Benson. "More homes are on the horizon Scores of houses, condos in the works in Port Washington, Fredonia, Belgium." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 10, 2004, at Z1.
  5. ^ Sean Ryan, "Ozaukee County in Wisconsin gets smart about growth." Daily Reporter (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), January 3, 2008
  6. ^ Town of Port Washington. "Knellsville Planning Area", April 2006.
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  8. ^ "Newland Became Cedarburg". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 4 September 1967. pp. Part 5, Page 5. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  9. ^ Harold T.I. Shannon, "The Pauly Cheese Company." Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol 38 no. 4, pp.234-36 (1955)