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Welcome to Preston ...

Preston is located in Grant County<1>.

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

Preston is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Preston: (608)

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Preston ...

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

  • Platteville [Grant County]
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    • Platteville [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Preston
    • 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
  • Lancaster [Grant County]
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    • Lancaster [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,700 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
  • Boscobel [Grant County]
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    • Boscobel [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,134 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boscobel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boscobel
  • Fennimore [Grant County]
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    • Fennimore [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fennimore
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Platteville [Grant County]
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      • Platteville [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,470 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
    • Muscoda [Grant County]
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      • Muscoda [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscoda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscoda
    • Belmont [Lafayette County]
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      • Belmont [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 974 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Linden [Iowa County]
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      • Linden [Iowa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Highland [Iowa County]
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      • Highland [Iowa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • South Lancaster [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

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

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Preston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9750, Longitude: -90.5471       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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