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Welcome to Port Edwards ...

The village of Port Edwards is located in Wood County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Port Edwards: Prt. Edwards

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Edwards has a population of 1,758 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Port Edwards is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Port Edwards: (715) & (534)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Edwards had an population of 1,758 people. This is a decrease of 3.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Edwards had a population of 1,818 people. This makes Port Edwards the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Port Edwards represents 0.03% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 485th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,818 people, the population of Port Edwards decreased 6.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,944 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Edwards.

Communities near Port Edwards ...

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

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
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    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Edwards
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
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  • Plover [Portage County]
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    • Plover [Portage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Edwards
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grand Rapids [Wood County]
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    • Grand Rapids [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Port Edwards
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,361 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saratoga [Wood County]
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    • Saratoga [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Port Edwards
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,928 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rome [Adams County]
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      • Rome [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grant [Portage County]
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      • Grant [Portage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Whiting [Portage County]
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      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plover [Portage County]
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      • Plover [Portage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Port Edwards [Wood County]
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      • Port Edwards [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carson [Portage County]
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      • Carson [Portage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Port Edwards
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Port Edwards. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Edwards.

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

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

Adding Port Edwards to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Wood County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 Wood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Edwards.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Edwards - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Port Edwards) 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 Port Edwards. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port EdwardsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Edwards. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3511, Longitude: -89.8617    
<6>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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