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Welcome to Lancaster ...

The city of Lancaster is located in Grant County<1> and is the County Seat for Grant County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 3,701 people<3> (see below for details).

Lancaster is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Lancaster: (608)

Websites for Lancaster ...

Official Website: www.lancasterwisconsin.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 3,701 people. This is a decrease of 4.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 3,868 people (or 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 (which had a count of 4,070 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Lancaster ...

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

  • Platteville [Grant County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,087 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville
  • Fennimore [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fennimore
    • Fennimore [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fennimore
  • Platteville [Grant County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,484 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platteville
  • Dickeyville [Grant County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeyville
    • Dickeyville [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeyville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Potosi [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potosi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potosi
      • Potosi [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 886 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potosi
    • Cassville [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassville
      • Cassville [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 881 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassville
    • Lima [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lima have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
      • Lima [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 810 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
    • Smelser [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelser
      • Smelser [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelser
    • Belmont [Lafayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Lafayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Beetown [Grant County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beetown
      • Beetown [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 764 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beetown

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.

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.

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: www.lancasterwisconsin.com/

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

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 Grant, 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 Lancaster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - 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- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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