Brothertown, Wisconsin

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Brothertown is a town in Calumet County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,404 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Charlesburg, and Jericho are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Calumetville is also located partially in the town.



The town was inhabited by the Brothertown Indians, who moved here from the state of New York from 1831 to 1836. The town was created on March 21, 1843 as Manchester.[3] It was renamed as Brothertown on May 4/May 5, 1857.[3]


The official newspaper of the town is the Chilton Times-Journal.[4] Notices are published at the town hall on St. Charles Road, Pete's Fisherman's Inn in Brothertown and outside the former Roman Catholic Church in Charlesburg.[4] As of 2008, the town chairman is Jeanold Puetz.[4] The town lies in the New Holstein/Moraine Park Technical College and Chilton/Fox Valley Technical College school districts.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.5 square miles (141.0 km²), of which, 36.8 square miles (95.3 km²) of it is land and 17.7 square miles (45.8 km²) of it (32.45%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,404 people, 523 households, and 380 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.2 people per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 17.0/sq mi (6.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.79% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, and 0.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

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