St. Peter, Wisconsin

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St. Peter, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Looking south at the sign for St. Peter
Looking south at the sign for St. Peter
Nickname(s): 
Gateway to the Holyland
St. Peter, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
St. Peter, Wisconsin
St. Peter, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°50′11″N 88°20′29″W / 43.83639°N 88.34139°W / 43.83639; -88.34139Coordinates: 43°50′11″N 88°20′29″W / 43.83639°N 88.34139°W / 43.83639; -88.34139
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total9.41 km2 (3.633 sq mi)
 • Land9.40 km2 (3.628 sq mi)
 • Water0.01 km2 (0.005 sq mi)
Elevation
324 m (1,063 ft)
Population
 • Total1,489
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
53049, 54937
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1573503[2]

St. Peter, Wisconsin is an unincorporated census-designated place in the Town of Taycheedah in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. It is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Peebles and 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Silica.[3] It was located on Wisconsin Highway 149 before the highway was decommissioned and turned over to county control as County Highway WH. As of the 2010 census, its population is 1,489.[1]

Holyland[edit]

St. Peter Catholic church

St. Peter is in an area of eastern Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, and adjacent Calumet County known as "The Holyland", so called because of the large number of villages settled by German immigrants and built around Catholic churches, including St. Anna, St. Cloud, Marytown, Mount Calvary, Johnsburg, Calvary, Brothertown and Jericho.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Location of St. Peter, Wisconsin". Google Maps. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  4. ^ Commemorating the centennial of St. Peter's Parish, St. Peter, Malone, Route One, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. 1967. OCLC 57448543