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Welcome to De Soto ...

The village of De Soto is primarily located in Crawford County<1>. A portion of De Soto extends into Vernon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Soto has a population of 279 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of De Soto.

De Soto is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

De Soto lies within the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Soto had an population of 279 people. This is a decrease of 2.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Soto had a population of 287 people. This makes De Soto the county's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 287 people, the population of De Soto decreased 21.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 366 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Soto.

Communities Also Named De Soto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named De Soto - they are located in Arizona, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska.

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

Communities near De Soto ...

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

  • Viroqua [Vernon County]
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    • Viroqua [Vernon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of De Soto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,394 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viroqua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viroqua
  • Waukon [Allamakee County]
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    • Waukon [Allamakee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of De Soto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukon<6>
  • Bergen [Vernon County]
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    • Bergen [Vernon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of De Soto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
  • Jefferson [Vernon County]
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    • Jefferson [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of De Soto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklin [Vernon County]
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      • Franklin [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Hamburg [Vernon County]
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      • Hamburg [Vernon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Harmony [Vernon County]
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      • Harmony [Vernon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Lansing [Allamakee County]
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      • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Seneca [Crawford County]
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      • Seneca [Crawford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Stoddard [Vernon County]
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      • Stoddard [Vernon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of De Soto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoddard

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Soto. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for De Soto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Soto ...

Looking for more information about De Soto? 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 De Soto, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for De Soto.

Adding De Soto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of De Soto 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 De Soto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Crawford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for De Soto.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Soto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- De Soto) 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 De Soto. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De SotoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Soto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4209, Longitude: -91.1968    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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