Middle Inlet (community), Wisconsin

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Middle Inlet, Wisconsin
Downtown Middle Inlet
Downtown Middle Inlet
Location in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°17′30″N 87°59′32″W / 45.29167°N 87.99222°W / 45.29167; -87.99222Coordinates: 45°17′30″N 87°59′32″W / 45.29167°N 87.99222°W / 45.29167; -87.99222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Elevation220 m (722 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
GNIS feature ID1569420[1]

Middle Inlet is an unincorporated community in Marinette County, Wisconsin (USA), in the town of Middle Inlet.


Middle Inlet, 1912 map detail

Middle Inlet is located 6 miles (9.7 km) south of the village of Wausaukee, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 141 and County Highway X[2][3] at an elevation of 722 feet (220 m).[1] It is located along the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad.[4] Middle Inlet is connected by road to Wausaukee to the north and Crivitz to the south (both via Highway 141), and Goll to the east (via Highway X). Middle Inlet Creek runs north of the settlement, and Lower Middle Inlet Creek flows to the south; a third stream, Upper Middle Inlet Creek, flows further north.[3][5] All three streams feed Lake Noquebay, which lies to the southeast.[3]


A post office was established in Middle Inlet in 1890, and it operated until 1974.[6] Middle Inlet was formally established in 1910, when it was separated from the town of Wausaukee. It is named for Middle Inlet Creek, one of three streams flowing into Lake Noquebay.[7] On October 9, 1910, a log train wreck in Middle Inlet killed one man and injured two others. The accident partially destroyed the railroad depot at Middle Inlet.[8] The settlement formerly had a cheese factory[9] and a sawmill.[10] In the 1950s and 1960s a ski area called Fun Valley operated just west of Middle Inlet;[11][12][13] it was shut down around 1970.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Middle Inlet". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/marinette/middle-inlet.cfm
  3. ^ a b c Wausaukeee Quadrangle Wisconsin–Marinette Co., 15 Minute Series (Topographic). 1963. Map, 1:62,500. Washington, DC: U. S. Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin Railroad & Harbors 2020" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Welcome to Middle Inlet". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. February 19, 1975. p. 5. Retrieved January 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "Wisconsin. Marinette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Civil Townships and Localities
  8. ^ "Log Train Wreck: One Dead". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. October 10, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved September 7, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ "Will Build Cheese Factory near Crivitz". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. April 10, 1925. p. 17. Retrieved January 4, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Pound Notes". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. June 10, 1927. p. 4. Retrieved January 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ "Skiing Season in Early Start". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 6, 1958. p. 17. Retrieved January 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  12. ^ "Middle Inlet, Hidden Valley Ski Areas Popular in FRV". The Post Crescent. February 13, 1960. p. 6. Retrieved January 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  13. ^ "Improvements Made at Moon Valley". The Green Bay Press-Gazette. December 9, 1962. p. 60. Retrieved January 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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