Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin

Chain O' Lakes is a census-designated place in the towns of Farmington and Dayton, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 981 as of the 2010 census.[1] Before 2010, it was part of the Chain O' Lakes-King CDP. It consists of twenty-two lakes connected by channels, natural openings, and creeks. In the Menominee language, the chain of lakes are called Kūwicīqsow-Nepēhsaeh.[3] This name refers to how the shape is like that of the sacred double ball game, a game similar to lacrosse traditionally played by women of the various nations indigenous to Wisconsin.[4]

Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin
Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin
Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°19′45″N 89°10′12″W / 44.32917°N 89.17000°W / 44.32917; -89.17000Coordinates: 44°19′45″N 89°10′12″W / 44.32917°N 89.17000°W / 44.32917; -89.17000
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWaupaca
Area
 • Total4.594 sq mi (11.90 km2)
 • Land3.407 sq mi (8.82 km2)
 • Water1.187 sq mi (3.07 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 • Total981
 • Density210/sq mi (82/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID2399760[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chain O' Lakes, Wisconsin
  3. ^ Hoffman, Mike. "Menominee Place Names in Wisconsin". The Menominee Clans Story. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  4. ^ "Recreation and Games". Indian Country Wisconsin. Retrieved 2018-10-05.