Blanchardville, Wisconsin

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Blanchardville is a village in Iowa and Lafayette Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 806 at the 2000 census. As of 2006, the Village President is Dennis Marty.[3]

The Iowa County portion of Blanchardville is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The community was originally settled by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) in the early 1840s, who named it Zarahemla.[4][5] The Mormon settlers mined lead ore and farmed.[6] Blanchardville's first mill was built in 1840.[7]

In 1856, Alvin Blanchard moved to the area from his farm near Dodgeville. Along with Cyrus Newkirk, he platted the village which currently bears his name in 1857. The village received its first post office the next year.[8]

Geography

Blanchardville is located at 42°48′37″N 89°51′42″W / 42.81028°N 89.86167°W / 42.81028; -89.86167 (42.810392, -89.861631)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 806 people, 346 households, and 206 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,837.4 people per square mile (707.3/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 857.1/sq mi (329.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.38% White, 0.25% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

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