Orfordville, Wisconsin

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Orfordville is a village in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States, at the intersection of Highway 11, Highway 213, and the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad. The population was 1,272 at the census, with an estimated population of 1,302 in 2003.

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History

The origin of its name came when a surveyor suggested Orford after a town in New Hampshire. It remained that until the establishment of a post office, when it was confused with Oxford, Wisconsin. The name was then changed to Ordfordville at the suggestion of the postmaster general.[3]

Education

Orfordville is the home of the Parkview School District's high school, Parkview High School sometimes referred to as Orfordville-Parkview.

Geography

Orfordville is located at 42°37′45″N 89°15′24″W / 42.62917°N 89.25667°W / 42.62917; -89.25667 (42.629300, -89.256755)[4]. The elevation is 889 feet (271 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,272 people, 455 households, and 348 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,093.5 people per square mile (423.4/km²). There were 469 housing units at an average density of 403.2/sq mi (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.41% White, 0.55% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

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