London, Wisconsin

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London, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Looking east in downtown London
Looking east in downtown London
London, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
London, Wisconsin
London, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°02′52″N 89°00′46″W / 43.04778°N 89.01278°W / 43.04778; -89.01278Coordinates: 43°02′52″N 89°00′46″W / 43.04778°N 89.01278°W / 43.04778; -89.01278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Dane and Jefferson
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1568505[1]

London is an unincorporated community located in the counties of Dane and Jefferson in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.[1][2] The Dane County portion of London is in the town of Deerfield, while the Jefferson County portion is in the town of Lake Mills. London is on Wisconsin Highway 134, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Cambridge.

History[edit]

A post office called London was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1960.[3] A large share of the early settlers being natives of London, England caused the name to be selected.[4]

Recreation[edit]

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail passes through London.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Jefferson County (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Dane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 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. 95. 
  5. ^ Glacial Drumlin State Trial
  6. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1937, Biographical Sketch of Herman J. Severson, pg. 32