Albion (community), Wisconsin

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Albion, Wisconsin
Public park and war memorial in Albion
Public park and war memorial in Albion
Albion is located in Wisconsin
Albion
Albion
Albion is located in the United States
Albion
Albion
Coordinates: 42°52′46″N 89°04′11″W / 42.87944°N 89.06972°W / 42.87944; -89.06972Coordinates: 42°52′46″N 89°04′11″W / 42.87944°N 89.06972°W / 42.87944; -89.06972
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyDane County
TownAlbion
Elevation
260 m (840 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1560730[1]

Albion is an unincorporated community located in the Town of Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Isaac Brown, an early resident of Albion, named the community after his hometown of Albion, New York.[2]

Albion is the site of the former Albion Academy. Founded by Seventh-Day Baptists, the school was later operated by the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The school closed in 1918. In 1928, the Town of Albion purchased the buildings. In 1959, the academy property was turned over to the Albion Academy Historical Society, which operates a museum on the site.[3]

Highway sign for Albion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Albion, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (2016). Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 5-6. ISBN 9780299309640.
  3. ^ Official Wisconsin Historical Marker

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