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Welcome to Dorchester ...

The village of Dorchester is primarily located in Clark County<1>. A portion of Dorchester extends into Marathon County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dorchester has a population of 865 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Dorchester is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Dorchester: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dorchester had an population of 865 people. This is a decrease of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dorchester had a population of 876 people. This makes Dorchester the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Dorchester represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 993rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 876 people, the population of Dorchester increased 5.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 827 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dorchester.

Adding Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dorchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Dorchester - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina (2), Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Dorchester ...

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

  • Medford [Taylor County]
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    • Medford [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Dorchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,282 people
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  • Medford [Taylor County]
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    • Medford [Taylor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Dorchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
  • Colby [Clark County]
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    • Colby [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Dorchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Spencer [Marathon County]
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    • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Dorchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,878 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spencer [Marathon County]
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      • Spencer [Marathon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stratford [Marathon County]
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      • Stratford [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cleveland [Marathon County]
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      • Cleveland [Marathon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edgar [Marathon County]
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      • Edgar [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,442 people
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    • Little Black [Taylor County]
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      • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
    • Athens [Marathon County]
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      • Athens [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Dorchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorchester. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dorchester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.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 Clark, 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 Dorchester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dorchester) 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 Dorchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dorchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0022, Longitude: -90.3335       In this case, the coordinates for Dorchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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