Freedom, Outagamie County, Wisconsin

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Freedom is a town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,241 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Freedom, and Murphy Corner are located in the town. The unincorporated communities of Five Corners, and Mackville are also located partially within the town.

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History

The first non-native settler in the town of Freedom was James Andrew Jackson, an African-American who arrived in 1830.[3] He attended the first meeting of the Outagamie County. Attendees asked if they could name the town Jackson after him, but he wanted the town to be named Freedom because this is where he got his freedom.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,241 people, 1,833 households, and 1,451 families residing in the town. The population density was 146.6 people per square mile (56.6/km²). There were 1,859 housing units at an average density of 52.0/sq mi (20.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.68% White, 0.71% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

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