Taycheedah (CDP), Wisconsin

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Taycheedah, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Taycheedah, Wisconsin
Taycheedah, Wisconsin
Taycheedah, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Taycheedah, Wisconsin
Taycheedah, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°48′32″N 88°23′42″W / 43.80889°N 88.39500°W / 43.80889; -88.39500Coordinates: 43°48′32″N 88°23′42″W / 43.80889°N 88.39500°W / 43.80889; -88.39500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Area
 • Total2.82 km2 (1.090 sq mi)
 • Land1.89 km2 (0.729 sq mi)
 • Water0.93 km2 (0.361 sq mi)
Elevation
229 m (751 ft)
Population
 • Total704
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip codes
54935
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1575265[2]

Taycheedah, Wisconsin is an unincorporated census-designated place in the Town of Taycheedah in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.[3] The community is located adjacent to the city of Fond du Lac and Lake Winnebago. As of the 2010 census, its population is 704.[1] Taycheedah calls itself the "Sheepshead Fishing Center of the World". U.S. Route 151 ran through the community until a bypass around Fond du Lac was built in the 2000s.

Taycheedah Correctional Institution is located in the town of Taycheedah several miles east of the community.

History[edit]

The first white settlement at Taycheedah was made in 1839.[4] A post office called Taycheedah was established in 1841, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1986.[5] The name Taycheedah is derived from a Native American word meaning "lake camp".[6]

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References[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. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=4132&search_term=taycheedah
  4. ^ Heim, Michael (2004). Exploring America's Highways: Wisconsin Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-9744358-0-0.
  5. ^ "Fond du Lac County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  6. ^ 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. 130.