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Welcome to Mellen ...

The city of Mellen is located in Ashland County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mellen has a population of 687 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Mellen is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Mellen: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mellen had an population of 687 people. This is a decrease of 6.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mellen had a population of 731 people. This makes Mellen the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Mellen represents 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 731 people, the population of Mellen decreased 13.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 845 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mellen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mellen - they are located in Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Mellen ...

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

  • Marengo [Ashland County]
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    • Marengo [Ashland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Mellen
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  • Cedar [Iron County]
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    • Cedar [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Mellen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Odanah [Ashland County]
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    • Odanah [Ashland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Mellen
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  • Mason [Bayfield County]
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    • Mason [Bayfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the west of Mellen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashland [Ashland County]
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      • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Mellen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,766 people
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    • Montreal [Iron County]
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      • Montreal [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Mellen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 752 people
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    • Butternut [Ashland County]
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      • Butternut [Ashland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the south of Mellen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gile [Iron County]
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      • Gile [Iron County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the east of Mellen
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    • Benoit [Bayfield County]
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      • Benoit [Bayfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northwest of Mellen
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    • Hurley [Iron County]
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      • Hurley [Iron County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the east of Mellen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
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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 Mellen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mellen.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mellen. See our Newspapers Page for Mellen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mellen ...

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

Adding Mellen to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Ashland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashland County: www.co.ashland.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 Ashland, 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 Mellen.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mellen - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mellen) 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 Mellen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MellenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mellen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3233, Longitude: -90.6613       In this case, the coordinates for Mellen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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