Freeman (Town)

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Freeman (Wisconsin)
Location in Wisconsin
Basic data
State : United States
State : Wisconsin
County : Crawford County
Coordinates : 43 ° 22 ′  N , 91 ° 4 ′  W Coordinates: 43 ° 22 ′  N , 91 ° 4 ′  W
Time zone : Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )
Residents : 739 (as of 2010)
Population density : 4.2 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 201.2 km 2  (approx. 78 mi 2 ) of
which 176.6 km 2  (approx. 68 mi 2 ) are land
Height : 313 m
Area code : +1 608
FIPS : 55-21925
GNIS ID : 1583244
Website :
Mayor : David Olson (Chairman)
Location of the Town of Freeman in Crawford County

The Town of Freeman is one of eleven Towns in Crawford County in the US -amerikanischen State Wisconsin . In 2010 the Town of Freeman had 739 residents.

Town has a fundamentally different meaning in Wisconsin than in the rest of the English-speaking area. Rather, it corresponds to the usual townships in the other US states , which form the next smaller administrative unit after the county .


The Town of Freeman is located in southwestern Wisconsin, the eastern shore of the border with Iowa forming Mississippi . The intersection of the three states of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota is around 20 km north.

The geographical coordinates of the center of the Town of Freeman are 43 ° 21'41 "north latitude and 91 ° 03'59" west longitude. It extends over an area of ​​201.2 km², which is spread over 176.6 km² of land and 24.6 km² of water. The independent community Ferryville is completely enclosed by the town without belonging to it. In the north-west of the town, the independent community De Soto , which is predominantly located in neighboring Vernon County , borders.

The Town of Freeman is located in the far northwest of Crawford County and borders the following neighboring towns and townships:

Town of Wheatland
( Vernon County )
Town of Sterling
(Vernon County)
  Town of Franklin
  (Vernon County)
Iowa Township ( Allamakee County , Iowa)

Lansing Township  (Allamakee County, Iowa)
Neighboring communities Town of Utica
Lafayette Township
(Allamakee County, Iowa)
Town of Seneca


Black Hawk Bridge

The Wisconsin State Highway 35 runs through the Town of Freeman and forms the Wisconsin section of the Great River Road here. A few kilometers south of De Soto, the Wisconsin State Highway 82 leads over the Black Hawk Bridge to the opposite bank of the Mississippi to Iowa. The Wisconsin State Highway 171 runs along the southern border. In addition, the County Highways B and V run through the area of ​​the Town of Freeman. All other roads are subordinate country roads and some unpaved roads.

A railway line of the BNSF Railway runs along the Mississippi for freight traffic .

With the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport there is a small airfield around 40 to the south. The nearest commercial airports are Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa (around 140 km south), La Crosse Regional Airport (around 70 km north) and Dane County Regional Airport in Wisconsin's capital Madison (around 170 km east).


According to the 2010 census , the Town of Freeman had 739 people in 312 households. The population density was 4.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. Statistically, 2.2 people lived in each of the 312 households.

The racial the population was composed of 98.3 percent white, 0.4 percent African American, 0.4 percent Native American, 0.1 percent (one person) Asian and 0.3 percent Polynesian; 0.4 percent were descended from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 0.1 percent of the population.

16.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 23.6 percent were 65 years or older. 47.4 percent of the population was female.

The average annual income for a household was 38,250  USD . The per capita income was $ 25,043. 7.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Towns in the Town of Freeman

In addition to scattered settlement, there is also Reed , a community-free settlement in the area of ​​the Town of Freeman.

Individual evidence

  1. a b American Fact Finder. Retrieved October 22, 2013
  2. ^ Map from Google Maps on October 22, 2013

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