Silica, Wisconsin

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Silica, Wisconsin
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Silica, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Silica, Wisconsin
Silica, Wisconsin
Silica, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Silica, Wisconsin
Silica, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°51′01″N 88°20′30″W / 43.85028°N 88.34167°W / 43.85028; -88.34167Coordinates: 43°51′01″N 88°20′30″W / 43.85028°N 88.34167°W / 43.85028; -88.34167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Elevation
300 m (984 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1574094[1]

Silica, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community in the Town of Taycheedah in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. It is located at the intersection of County Highway QQ and Silica Road, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of St. Peter.[2][3]

History[edit]

A post office called Silica was in operation from 1898 until 1904.[4] The community was so named on account of the sandy soil, Silica being the Latin word meaning "sand".[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Location of Silica, Wisconsin". Google Maps. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=4139
  4. ^ "Fond du Lac County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 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. 124.