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Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Official seal of Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Motto: 
"It Takes a Village"
Location of Campbellsport in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Location of Campbellsport in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 43°35′51″N 88°16′50″W / 43.59750°N 88.28056°W / 43.59750; -88.28056Coordinates: 43°35′51″N 88°16′50″W / 43.59750°N 88.28056°W / 43.59750; -88.28056
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Government
 • President of the Board of TrusteesDavid Krebs[1]
 • Board of Trustees
List
Area
 • Total1.36 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation1,027 ft (313 m)
Population
 • Total2,016
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
1,827
 • Density1,368.54/sq mi (528.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code920
FIPS code55-12325[6]
GNIS feature ID1562687[3]
Websitecampbellsport.govoffice.com

Campbellsport is a village in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,016 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The village was named after Stuart Campbell, an early settler.[7][8] It was also called Campbell's Port or West New Cassel.[9] Campbellsport was incorporated in 1902, absorbing the older nearby village of New Cassel.[10]

In 2008, the body of a female was discovered near Campbellsport. The identity of the individual found remained a mystery until 2021, when she was identified as Amy Yeary.[11][12][13]

Campbellsport is a community of roughly 1850 citizens situated in the rolling hills of the Northern Kettle Moraine in Southeastern Wisconsin. It is a quiet village located on State Highway 67, between US Highways 41 and 45. The Milwaukee River flows through the east side of village and a discontinued railroad line is now a recreational trail, on the west side of the community. The local public school system serves the village as well as a large number of surrounding townships, the middle school and high school are located in Campbellsport, and the two elementary schools are located in Campbellsport and Eden. The area also has three private elementary schools, and busing is available to two private high schools in Fond du Lac.

Campbellsport has a well equipped volunteer Fire Department that also operates an EMT ambulance service for the surrounding area. There is one medical clinic, a chiropractor and two dental offices in the village. There are currently two village parks and a growing library. The library provides computers and wireless internet services. The Campbellsport Athletic Association offers a summer program of activities for the youth of the area.

Geography[edit]

Campbellsport is located at 43°35′51″N 88°16′50″W / 43.59750°N 88.28056°W / 43.59750; -88.28056 (43.597538, -88.280600).[14]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), of which, 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[15] However, the Milwaukee River flows just east of the village.[16]

Parks and Recreation[edit]

Campbellsport has two main parks: Fireman's Park located on the East end of town, and Columbus Parc located on the West end of town. The Eisenbahn State Trail also travels through the village.

The Campbellsport Athletic Association (CAA) acts as the greater Campbellsport community's recreation department.[17]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880319
1910650
192073012.3%
19307898.1%
19401,09438.7%
19501,25414.6%
19601,47217.4%
19701,68114.2%
19801,7403.5%
19901,732−0.5%
20001,91310.5%
20102,0165.4%
2019 (est.)1,827[5]−9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[18]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 2,016 people, 763 households, and 504 families living in the village. The population density was 1,515.8 inhabitants per square mile (585.3/km2). There were 823 housing units at an average density of 618.8 per square mile (238.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 763 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 40.8 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.0% male and 55.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,913 people, 710 households, and 474 families living in the village. The population density was 1,642.0 people per square mile (631.3/km2). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 631.7 per square mile (242.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.95% White, 0.16% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 710 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $44,740, and the median income for a family was $53,833. Males had a median income of $35,897 versus $22,652 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,622. About 2.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 24.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The village is run by a Board of Trustees.[1] At the county level, Campbellsport is represented by Joseph W. Koch.[19] In the Wisconsin State Legislature, the village is represented by Daniel LeMahieu (R-59th District) in the Wisconsin State Assembly,[20] and Duey Stroebel (R-20th District) in the Wisconsin State Senate.[21] At the national level, Campbellsport is represented by Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI 6th District),[22] and Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).[23]

Education[edit]

Campbellsport is served by the Campbellsport School District.[24] The schools serving Campbellsport are Campbellsport Elementary School,[25] Campbellsport Junior High School,[26] and Campbellsport High School.[27]

Transportation[edit]

Campbellsport is located on Wisconsin State Highway 67 between U.S. Route 41 and U.S. Route 45.[16]

In 2012, three teenagers were killed in a car accident in Campbellsport. The crash became the subject of a YouTube documentary, part of a teenage driving safety campaign.[28][29]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Village of Campbellsport. "Village of Campbellsport - Board of Trustees". Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 50.
  8. ^ "Profile for Campbellsport, Wisconsin, WI". ePodunk. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Village of West New Cassel directory", Centennial 1876 directory of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, containing full directories of Fond du Lac, Ripon, Waupun, Brandon, Oakfield, New Cassel, Calvary, St. Cloud, Dundee, Calumet, Rosendale and other centers of trade and all the farming portion of Fond du Lac County; each in a department by itself, arranged in alphabetical order, and contained in one closely printed volume Fond du Lac: M. G. Tousley & Co., 1876; pp. 218-220
  10. ^ "Campbellsport, Wisconsin". City-Data.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  11. ^ Rodewald, Adam (5 August 2013). "Unidentified murder victim a 'total nightmare' case for detectives". Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Cold Cases: Wisconsin Jane Doe baffles detective". Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. 1 August 2013. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Fond du Lac Jane Doe from 2008 identified as Rockford woman". FOX6 News Milwaukee. 2021-11-23. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  14. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  15. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  16. ^ a b Village of Campbellsport. "Village of Campbellsport - General Info". Archived from the original on 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  17. ^ https://www.campbellsportathleticassociation.com/
  18. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  19. ^ Fond du Lac County. "Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin: County Board Supervisors". Archived from the original on 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  20. ^ Wisconsin State Legislature. "Wisconsin State Legislature". Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  21. ^ Wisconsin State Legislature. "Wisconsin State Legislature". Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  22. ^ United States House of Representatives. "Congressman Tom Petri, Representing Wisconsin's 6th District". Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  23. ^ United States Senate. http://baldwin.senate.gov. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ Campbellsport School District (2010-05-19). "Campbellsport School District". Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  25. ^ Campbellsport Elementary School (2010-03-06). "Campbellsport Elementary Home - Campbellsport School District". Archived from the original on 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  26. ^ Campbellsport Junior High School (2010-04-25). "Junior High Home - Campbellsport School District". Archived from the original on 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  27. ^ Campbellsport High School (2010-05-27). "High School Home - Campbellsport School District". Archived from the original on 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  28. ^ Ben Handelman, Cary Doctor (5 February 2012). "Three Campbellsport H.S. students killed, six hurt in crash". Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  29. ^ Sharon Roznik. "Parents speak of losing their daughters in chilling crash video". Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  30. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book
  31. ^ Wisconsin State Legislator-Senator Glenn Grothman
  32. ^ 'Ignatius Klotz Died Monday Was Prominrnt In Politics For Many Years,' Campbellsport News, February 23, 1911
  33. ^ Salvador Albert Schaefer Berg
  34. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1946,' Biographical Sketch of Alfred Van De Zande, pg. 45
  35. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book,' Biographical Sketch of H. Albert Wrucke, pg. 221
  36. ^ Elise, Cayleigh. "Fond du Lac Jane Doe". YouTube. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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