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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 3,711 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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 3,711 people. This is a decrease of 4.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.82% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platteville
    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,650 people
    • 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 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
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fennimore
  • Dickeyville [Grant County]
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    • Dickeyville [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,020 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Dickeyville
  • Cassville [Grant County]
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    • Cassville [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 877 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wauzeka [Crawford County]
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      • Wauzeka [Crawford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wauzeka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauzeka
    • Bloomington [Grant County]
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      • Bloomington [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Montfort [Grant County]
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      • Montfort [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montfort
    • Potosi [Grant County]
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      • Potosi [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 668 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Potosi
    • Livingston [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Tennyson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennyson
      • Tennyson [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Lancaster
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tennyson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennyson

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.

Adding Lancaster to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Lancaster on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

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

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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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur 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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