Sarona (community), Wisconsin

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Sarona, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Sarona, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Sarona, Wisconsin
Sarona, Wisconsin
Sarona, Wisconsin is located in the US
Sarona, Wisconsin
Sarona, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°42′40″N 91°48′24″W / 45.71111°N 91.80667°W / 45.71111; -91.80667Coordinates: 45°42′40″N 91°48′24″W / 45.71111°N 91.80667°W / 45.71111; -91.80667
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Washburn
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 54870
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1573728[1]

Sarona is an unincorporated community located in the town of Sarona, Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States. Sarona is located on U.S. Route 53 6 miles (9.7 km) east-southeast of Shell Lake. Sarona has a post office with ZIP code 54870.[2]

History[edit]

Sarona was founded in 1898.[3] It was named by combining the last name of Fran Sauer (the first settler in 1898) with the Sharon plain, which the lush grass of the area suggested to the Mennonites who came the next year.[4] A post office has been in operation in Sarona since 1899.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sarona (community), Wisconsin
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  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. 190. 
  4. ^ Gard, Ropbert E. (2015). The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names. Wisconsin Historical Society. ISBN 9780870207082. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Washburn County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 April 2015.