Medary (community), Wisconsin

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Medary, Wisconsin
Medary, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Medary, Wisconsin
Medary, Wisconsin
Medary, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Medary, Wisconsin
Medary, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°51′19″N 91°12′34″W / 43.85528°N 91.20944°W / 43.85528; -91.20944Coordinates: 43°51′19″N 91°12′34″W / 43.85528°N 91.20944°W / 43.85528; -91.20944
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyLa Crosse
Elevation
209 m (686 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1569305[1]

Medary (also Winona Junction) is an unincorporated community located in the town of Medary, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The Empire Builder at Winona Junction in 1958

Medary was first called Winona Junction, from its location at a rail junction where trains turned for Winona, Minnesota.[2] It was renamed in honor of Samuel Medary, an American politician.[2] A community post office operated under the name Medary in 1895 until 1900.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medary, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b 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. 101.
  3. ^ "(La Crosse) County (Wisconsin) Postal History". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015.