Medina, Outagamie County, Wisconsin

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Medina, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Town Dale
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Looking west at the sign for Medina on WIS 96.

Medina, originally Young's Corner, is an unincorporated community in the Town of Dale in southwest Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located 3.5 miles south of Hortonville, 11 miles west of Appleton, and 20 miles northwest of Oshkosh.

Postal service is provided by the Hortonville post office, ZIP code 54944.

History[edit]

The first settlers in Medina were Zebediah Hyde, Lewis Hyde, and Alva McCrary, and Samuel Young and sons, who arrived in 1848.[1]

The town was originally named Young's Corner after one of Samuel Young's sons, William Young. The name was changed to Medina prior to 1851.[1]

A post office called Medina was established in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.[2] The community was named after Medina, Ohio.[3]

Geography[edit]

Medina is located at 44°16′22″N 88°38′16″W / 44.27278°N 88.63778°W / 44.27278; -88.63778 (44.2727609, -88.6378863), and the elevation is 820 feet (250 m).[4]

Education[edit]

Educational services are provided by the School District of New London

Transportation[edit]

Medina is located on Wisconsin Highway 96. Outagamie County Highways M also intersects the community.

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medina Man Remembers Town's Early History". New London Press. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Outagamie County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ GNIS Detail: Medina, Wisconsin
  5. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1915. Biographical Sketch of Henry N. Culbertson, p. 493.

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