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Welcome to Anchorage ...

So far, we have found very little information about Anchorage. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Anchorage to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Anchorage, please Contact Us.


Anchorage would have been located within present day Buffalo County<2>.

The location of Anchorage has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Anchorage referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Anchorageite<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Anchorage is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Anchorage was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Anchorage to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Anchorage in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Anchorage was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Anchorage on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Anchorage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Anchorage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anchorage.

Communities near Anchorage ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anchorage.

  • Winona [Winona County]
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    • Winona [Winona County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Anchorage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<7>
  • Goodview [Winona County]
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    • Goodview [Winona County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Anchorage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodview
  • Arcadia [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia [Trempealeau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Anchorage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
  • Wabasha [Wabasha County]
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    • Wabasha [Wabasha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Anchorage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wabasha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabasha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wabasha<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County]
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      • Trempealeau [Trempealeau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Anchorage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trempealeau have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trempealeau
    • Arcadia [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Trempealeau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Anchorage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Independence [Trempealeau County]
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      • Independence [Trempealeau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Anchorage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Buffalo City [Buffalo County]
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      • Buffalo City [Buffalo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Anchorage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo City
    • Buffalo [Buffalo County]
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      • Buffalo [Buffalo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Fountain City [Buffalo County]
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      • Fountain City [Buffalo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Anchorage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anchorage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anchorage.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anchorage. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anchorage.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchorage. See our Newspapers Page for Anchorage.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Buffalo County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Buffalo County: www.buffalocounty.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Anchorage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Buffalo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Anchorage refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Anchorage may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchorage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchorage) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2686, Longitude: -91.7571       In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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