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Welcome to Cross Plains ...

The village of Cross Plains is located in Dane County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Cross Plains: Cross Plns.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cross Plains has a population of 4,286 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cross Plains.

Cross Plains is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Cross Plains: (608)

Websites for Cross Plains ...

Official Website: www.cross-plains.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cross Plains had an population of 4,286 people. This is an increase of 21.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cross Plains had a population of 3,538 people. This makes Cross Plains the county's 22nd most populous community.

The population of Cross Plains represents 0.06% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 248th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,538 people, the population of Cross Plains increased 14.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,084 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cross Plains.

Adding Cross Plains to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Cross Plains elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Cross Plains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Cross Plains - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Cross Plains ...

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

  • Madison [Dane County]
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    • Madison [Dane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Cross Plains
    • Estimated population in 2019: 259,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
  • Fitchburg [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
    • Fitchburg [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Cross Plains
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Middleton [Dane County]
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    • Middleton [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Cross Plains
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Waunakee [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waunakee
    • Waunakee [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Cross Plains
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waunakee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waunakee
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Verona [Dane County]
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      • Verona [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Cross Plains
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
    • DeForest [Dane County]
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      • DeForest [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cross Plains
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,691 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
    • Oregon [Dane County]
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      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Cross Plains
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • McFarland [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Cross Plains
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Monona [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
      • Monona [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Cross Plains
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Cross Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cross Plains: www.cross-plains.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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 Dane, 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 Cross Plains.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cross Plains - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Cross Plains) 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 Cross Plains. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cross Plains

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Plains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1139, Longitude: -89.6462       In this case, the coordinates for Cross Plains have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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