Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

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Johnson Creek is a village in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,581 at the 2000 census. The village is located approximately halfway between Milwaukee and Madison, at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 26 and Interstate 94.


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History

The first two settlers were Charles Goodhue and Timothy Johnson, the latter of whom also founded nearby Watertown.[3] While sometimes called Belleville, this caused it to be confused with another Belleville, Wisconsin, and the post office has always been named Johnson Creek.

Johnson Creek was founded where the Union Pacific railroad crosses Johnson Creek (the stream) just above where the stream empties into the Rock River. The Union Pacific spur currently runs from Fort Atkinson to Clyman Junction.[4] The economy is now more dependent on Interstate 94. A large outlet mall shopping complex was built in 1995 to capitalize on this traffic.

The once famous hotel and supper club, "The Gobbler", was in Johnson Creek.

Geography

Johnson Creek is located at 43°4′45″N 88°46′16″W / 43.07917°N 88.77111°W / 43.07917; -88.77111 (43.079147, -88.771030)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,581 people, 624 households, and 423 families residing in the village. The population density was 735.2 people per square mile (283.9/km²). There were 659 housing units at an average density of 306.4/sq mi (118.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.19% White, 0.19% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 2.21% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

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