Werley, Wisconsin

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Werley, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Werley is located in Wisconsin
Werley is located in the US
Coordinates: 43°01′10″N 90°45′55″W / 43.01944°N 90.76528°W / 43.01944; -90.76528Coordinates: 43°01′10″N 90°45′55″W / 43.01944°N 90.76528°W / 43.01944; -90.76528
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
Town Mount Ida
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1577875[1]

Werley is an unincorporated community in the town of Mount Ida, Grant County, Wisconsin, United States, at latitude 43.019 and longitude -90.765, where Star Lane feeds into County Road K, roughly five miles west-northwest of Fennimore.[1][2]

There used to be a narrow gauge railway run by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway which ran nearby.[3]

Werley was named after local settler and legislator Gottlieb Wehrle, whose name was pronounced "Werley" by the local residents.[4] The community used to be called Climbing Rock.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Werley, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Werley populated place profile; hometown locator.com
  3. ^ Hazen, Floyd Willard. Floyd Hazen's History of Werley, Wisconsin and the "Dinky Railroad", C & NW RY: An Anthology of the "Werley Nickel Plate" Fennimore, Wisconsin: Steven Hazen, 2003
  4. ^ "Term: Werley [origin of place name]" Dictionary of Wisconsin History"
  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. 137.