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Lancaster, Wisconsin

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The location of Lancaster

Welcome to Lancaster ...

The city of Lancaster is located in Grant County and is the County Seat for Grant County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Lancaster has a population of 3,736 people<2> (see below for details).

Lancaster is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Lancaster: (608)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 3,868 people (which is 7.55% of the total population of Grant County). This makes Lancaster the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.07% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,868 people, the population of Lancaster decreased 4.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,070 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 3,736 people. This is a decrease of 3.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lancaster ...

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 as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Beetown   [Map]   768   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Belmont   [Map]   780   E   18 miles [29 km]
Cassville   [Map]   904   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fennimore   [Map]   2,482   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lima   [Map]   808   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Platteville   [Map]   1,503   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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

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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster. Our list includes 11 papers.

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

Websites for Lancaster ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster:

The official website for Grant 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 Lancaster.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lancaster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8486, Longitude: -90.7082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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