Witoka, Minnesota

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Witoka, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Witoka, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Witoka, Minnesota
Witoka, Minnesota
Witoka, Minnesota is located in the US
Witoka, Minnesota
Witoka, Minnesota
Location of the community of Witoka
within Winona County
Coordinates: 43°56′00″N 91°37′13″W / 43.93333°N 91.62028°W / 43.93333; -91.62028Coordinates: 43°56′00″N 91°37′13″W / 43.93333°N 91.62028°W / 43.93333; -91.62028
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Winona County
Township Wilson Township and Wiscoy Township
Elevation 1,335 ft (407 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55987
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 654296[1]

Witoka is an unincorporated community in Winona County, Minnesota, United States.

Geography[edit]

The community is located near the junction of Winona County Roads 9, 12, 15, and 17. Interstate 90 and State Highway 76 (MN 76) are nearby. Witoka is located within Wilson Township and Wiscoy Township. Nearby places include Winona, Wilson, Centerville, and Ridgeway. Cedar Creek, Money Creek, and Pleasant Valley Creek all flow nearby.

History[edit]

Witoka was platted in 1855, and named for the daughter of an Indian chief.[2] A post office was established at Witoka in 1857, and remained in operation until 1918.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Witoka, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 585. 
  3. ^ "Winona County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 August 2015.