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Welcome to Washburn ...

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

The location of Washburn has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Washburn has a population of 2,048 people<2> (see below for details).

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).

Telephone area codes for Washburn: (715) and (534)<4>

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 2,280 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Washburn had an population of 2,048 people. This is a decrease of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Washburn ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Washburn and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland   [Map]   7,823   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Barksdale   [Map]   728   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bayfield   [Map]   686   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bayview   [Map]   490   N   5 miles [8 km]
Eileen   [Map]   686   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gingles   [Map]   764   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washburn. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washburn. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Bayfield County

About Wisconsin

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: www.wisconsin.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washburn.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washburn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<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- 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6738, Longitude: -90.8935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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