Mayfield, Wisconsin

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Mayfield, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Mayfield, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin is located in the US
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Mayfield, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 88°11′48″W / 43.32917°N 88.19667°W / 43.32917; -88.19667Coordinates: 43°19′45″N 88°11′48″W / 43.32917°N 88.19667°W / 43.32917; -88.19667
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washington
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1569145[1]

Mayfield is an unincorporated community in the Town of Polk in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3] Mayfield is west of Jackson and east of Slinger. It lies to the northwest of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 60 and U.S. Route 45.

History[edit]

Mayfield was settled and platted in 1852 by Andreas Reiderer, an immigrant from Switzerland, who named it after the Swiss town of Maienfeld.[4] Reiderer built a sawmill along the Cedar Creek. The area was also called for Katzbach for a short time, after Joseph Katz, who built a store in the community. Mayfield received a post office in 1859, but quickly declined after the railroad stopped instead at Jackson, less than a mile to the east.[5]

Lady Antebellum concert[edit]

On October 21, 2010, Mayfield made news when country music group Lady Antebellum performed a free concert at a Mobil station in the community. The concert was an attempt to make amends for comments the group had made in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about a performance they had held in nearby Slinger before their rise to fame.[6] Charles Kelley, a member of the group, stated that the comments were taken out of context and that the magazine neglected to print that they had said the performance in Slinger was "a lot of fun".[7]

Notable people[edit]

  • George W. Koch, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, farmer, and businessman, was born in Mayfield.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Term: Mayfield, Washington Co.". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Wisconsin Cities, Villages, Townships and Unincorporated Places Listing.
  4. ^ Loepp, Donald F. (July 3, 1984). "Quiet little Mayfield belies a boisterous past". The Milwaukee Journal. p. 2. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Carl Quickert. Washington County Wisconsin Past and Present. Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1912.
  6. ^ Tom Tolan; Sharif Durhams (October 21, 2010). "Lady Antebellum makes amends with gas station concert". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ Carrie Antlfinger. "Lady Antebellum performs free at Wis. gas station". The Boston Globe, October 21, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Halford Erickson (comp.). The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Milwuakee: Northwestern Litho, 1903, p. 1108.