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Black Earth, Wisconsin

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The location of Black Earth

Welcome to Black Earth ...

The village of Black Earth is located in Dane County.

The location of Black Earth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Black Earth has a population of 1,403 people<2> (see below for details).

Black Earth is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Black Earth: (608)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black Earth had a population of 1,338 people. This makes Black Earth the county's 45th most populous community.

The population of Black Earth represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 660th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,338 people, the population of Black Earth increased 1.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,320 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Black Earth had an population of 1,403 people. This is an increase of 4.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.29% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black Earth.

Communities near Black Earth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Cross Plains   [Map]   4,241   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   6,880   E   18 miles [29 km]
Madison   [Map]   255,214   E   18 miles [29 km]
Middleton   [Map]   6,236   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,660   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Black Earth.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black Earth. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black Earth. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black Earth. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Black Earth:

Websites for Black Earth ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Earth ...

Looking for more information about Black Earth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Black Earth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Black Earth, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black Earth.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Black Earth:

The official website for Dane County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black Earth.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Earth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 from Point A (ie- Black Earth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black Earth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black Earth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Earth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1367, Longitude: -89.7462     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Earth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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