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Welcome to Washburn ...

The city of Washburn is located in Bayfield County<1> and is the County Seat for Bayfield County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washburn has a population of 2,055 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Washburn is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Washburn, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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

The ZIP code for Washburn: 54891<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washburn had an population of 2,055 people. This is a decrease of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washburn had a population of 2,117 people (which is 14.1% of the total population of Bayfield County). This makes Washburn the county's most populous community.

The population of Washburn represents 0.04% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 422nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,117 people, the population of Washburn decreased 7.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,280 people).

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

Communities Also Named Washburn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Washburn - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Washburn ...

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

  • Ashland [Ashland County]
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    • Ashland [Ashland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
  • Russell [Bayfield County]
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    • Russell [Bayfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
  • Sanborn [Ashland County]
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    • Sanborn [Ashland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
  • White River [Ashland County]
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    • White River [Ashland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Washburn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 901 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gingles [Ashland County]
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      • Gingles [Ashland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gingles have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gingles
    • Barksdale [Bayfield County]
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      • Barksdale [Bayfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barksdale
    • Eileen [Bayfield County]
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      • Eileen [Bayfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eileen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eileen
    • Bayfield [Bayfield County]
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      • Bayfield [Bayfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayfield
    • Washburn [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Bayfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Bayview [Bayfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayview
      • Bayview [Bayfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Washburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayview

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washburn. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Washburn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washburn ...

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

Adding Washburn to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bayfield County: www.bayfieldcounty.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 Bayfield, 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 Washburn.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Washburn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washburn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Washburn) 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 Washburn. 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 WashburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6734, Longitude: -90.8947    
<7>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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