Cadott, Wisconsin

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Cadott is a village in Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 1,345 at the 2000 census.



The community is served by the School District of Cadott Community.


Originally named "Cadotte Falls", It was founded in 1875 by Robert Marriner a Pinoeer Enterpriser. Marriner named it after Jean Baptiste Cadotte, son of French Canadian fur trader Michel Cadotte in the Madeline Island area. Cadotte established a trading post on the Yellow River north of Cadott.


Cadott is located at 44°56′55″N 91°9′5″W / 44.94861°N 91.15139°W / 44.94861; -91.15139 (44.948515, -91.151304)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.90%) is water.

Cadott has the distinction of being geographically halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. Billboards on Hwy. 27 between Cadott and Cornell offer tourists the opportunity to be photographed by the unusual signs.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,345 people, 562 households, and 382 families residing in the village. The population density was 405.1 people per square mile (156.4/km²). There were 581 housing units at an average density of 175.0/sq mi (67.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.81% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

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