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Amberg is an unincorporated census-designated place in Marinette County, Wisconsin (USA), in the town of Amberg.[4] It is located on U.S. Highway 141. As of the 2010 census, its population was 180.[5] The Amberg Historical Society operates the Amberg Historical Museum Complex which consists of the historic town hall that is on the National Register of Historic Places, the community's train depot, a 1900-era house, and the Amberg Museum.[6]

Amberg, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Downtown Amberg
Downtown Amberg
Location in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°30′11″N 87°59′37″W / 45.50306°N 87.99361°W / 45.50306; -87.99361Coordinates: 45°30′11″N 87°59′37″W / 45.50306°N 87.99361°W / 45.50306; -87.99361
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyMarinette
Area
 • Total1.62 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
896 ft (273 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,706
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
N/A
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
GNIS feature ID1560815[3]

Dave's Falls is located near Amberg.

Amberg is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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GeographyEdit

Amberg has an area of 1.621 square miles (4.20 km2); 1.613 square miles (4.18 km2) of this is land, and .008 square miles (0.021 km2) is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

HistoryEdit

The first permanent settler in what is now Amberg was Warren Buckman (1857–1925),[8] who established a trading post west of the Pike River in 1883. He was followed by Charles Dahl (1862–1944),[9] a railroad surveyor, in 1884. The town of Amberg was established in 1890. It is named after William Amberg, a Chicago businessman that created granite quarries in the area.[10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Amberg (CDP), Wisconsin
  4. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/marinette/amberg.cfm
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Amberg Museum". Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ Grave of Warren Buckman
  9. ^ Grave of Charles Dahl
  10. ^ Civil Townships and Localities

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