Cato (community), Wisconsin
Cato is an unincorporated community located in the town of Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. Cato is located on U.S. Route 10 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Whitelaw. U.S. Route 10 also forced the razing of much of downtown Cato.
|Elevation||260 m (850 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1562813|
Cato was originally known as Nettle Hills due to the abundant itchy weed before being renamed after a settler's hometown, Cato, New York. As a station along a train line from Manitowoc to Forest Junction, Cato averaged 8 trains a day. A school existed from the 1900s to 1930s and a Presbyterian church from then to the 1960s. The post office lasted for 128 years.
In 1992, a project to improve U.S. 10 required the purchase of the townsite and much of the downtown buildings to be razed, thus resulting in historical buildings to come down.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cato (community), Wisconsin
- Fochs, Rhonda (2017). Wisconsin's Lost Towns. Clearwater, Minnesota: North Star Press. p. 151. ISBN 1-68201-058-9.
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