Okee, Wisconsin

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Okee, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Okee is located in Wisconsin
Okee
Okee
Okee is located in the US
Okee
Okee
Coordinates: 43°21′28″N 89°34′48″W / 43.35778°N 89.58000°W / 43.35778; -89.58000
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Columbia
Town Lodi
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1570763[1]

Okee is an unincorporated community located in the town of Lodi, in Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2]

Okee is the eastern terminus for the Merrimac Ferry, on the Wisconsin River.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called Okee was established in 1858, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[4] The name Okee is of Native American origin, reportedly meaning "evil spirits".[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Okee, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Okee Wisconsin wisconsin.hometownlocator.com
  3. ^ The Merrimac Ferry tn.merrimac.wi.gov
  4. ^ "Columbia County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 110. 

Coordinates: 43°21′28″N 89°34′48″W / 43.35778°N 89.58000°W / 43.35778; -89.58000