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Welcome to Bear Creek ...

The village of Bear Creek is located in Outagamie County<1>.

The location of Bear Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bear Creek: Bear Crk. (or less commonly used: Bear Ck. or Bear Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bear Creek has a population of 439 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bear Creek.

Bear Creek is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bear Creek lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bear Creek had an population of 439 people. This is a decrease of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bear Creek had a population of 448 people. This makes Bear Creek the county's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 448 people, the population of Bear Creek increased 7.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 415 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bear Creek.

Communities Also Named Bear Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Bear Creek - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Montana, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (5), West Virginia and Yukon.

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

Communities near Bear Creek ...

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

  • Shawano [Shawano County]
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    • Shawano [Shawano County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Bear Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,885 people
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  • New London [Waupaca County]
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    • New London [Waupaca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Bear Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,065 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
  • Clintonville [Waupaca County]
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    • Clintonville [Waupaca County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Bear Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,353 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clintonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Seymour [Outagamie County]
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    • Seymour [Outagamie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Bear Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hortonville [Outagamie County]
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      • Hortonville [Outagamie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,976 people
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    • Weyauwega [Waupaca County]
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      • Weyauwega [Waupaca County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,745 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyauwega have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bonduel [Shawano County]
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      • Bonduel [Shawano County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonduel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Creek [Outagamie County]
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      • Black Creek [Outagamie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Manawa [Waupaca County]
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      • Manawa [Waupaca County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manawa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manawa
    • Iola [Waupaca County]
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      • Iola [Waupaca County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Bear Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iola

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 Bear Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bear Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bear Creek. 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 Bear Creek.

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

Adding Bear Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bear Creek in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Outagamie County: www.co.outagamie.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Outagamie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bear Creek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bear Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bear Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5308, Longitude: -88.7270       In this case, the coordinates for Bear Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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