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Washington Island, Wisconsin

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Census Data for Washington Island ...

Although we found mention of Washington Island during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Washington Island. If you can help us locate Washington Island, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Washington Island has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Door County ...

Washington Island is located in Door County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Door County.

Miscellaneous Information for Washington Island ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Door County or the community of Washington Island:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 55 (Wisconsin)

County Code: 029 (Door County)

Place Code: 83775 (Washington Island)

State & County Code: 55/029 (Wisconsin / Door County)

State & Place Code: 55/83775 (Wisconsin / Washington Island)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Washington Island is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Washington Island.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Washington Island and then turned east". While Washington Island could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Washington Island as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Washington Island could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Wisconsin community named Washington Island.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington Island.