Walsh, Wisconsin

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Walsh, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Walsh, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Walsh, Wisconsin
Walsh, Wisconsin
Walsh, Wisconsin is located in the US
Walsh, Wisconsin
Walsh, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°10′46″N 87°45′45″W / 45.17944°N 87.76250°W / 45.17944; -87.76250
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marinette
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1576182[1]

Walsh is an unincorporated community located in the town of Porterfield, in Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2]

History[edit]

The community was known as Rawnsville in the nineteenth century, named for the family of Jacob Rawn (1820–1877; surname earlier spelled Rein, Raan, or Rhyne[3]), which settled in the area. A post office was established in Rawnsville in the nineteenth century.[4] The name was changed to Walsh on 5 July 1902.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Walsh, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/marinette/walsh.cfm
  3. ^ Rawn family genealogy
  4. ^ Post Office Department. 1882. United States Official Postal Guide. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. p. 132.
  5. ^ Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. 1985. Wisconsin Place Names Madison, WI: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, p. 87.

Coordinates: 45°10′46″N 87°45′45″W / 45.17944°N 87.76250°W / 45.17944; -87.76250