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Welcome to West Point ...

The Town of West Point is located in Columbia County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of West Point has a population of 1,990 people<3> (see below for details).

West Point is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 1,990 people. This is an increase of 1.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of West Point had a population of 1,955 people. This makes West Point the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of West Point represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 456th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,955 people, the population of West Point increased 19.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,634 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.

Adding West Point to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of West Point in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of West Point elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near West Point ...

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

  • Middleton [Dane County]
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    • Middleton [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Waunakee [Dane County]
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    • Waunakee [Dane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waunakee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waunakee
  • Baraboo [Sauk County]
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    • Baraboo [Sauk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baraboo
  • DeForest [Dane County]
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    • DeForest [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,691 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Portage [Columbia County]
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      • Portage [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Windsor [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Windsor [Dane County]
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      • Windsor [Dane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2015: 6,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Middleton [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Dane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • Prairie du Sac village [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Sac village
      • Prairie du Sac village [Sauk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,431 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Sac village
    • Cross Plains [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Plains
      • Cross Plains [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Plains

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.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 Columbia, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3261, Longitude: -89.6457       In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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