Amberg (CDP), Wisconsin facts for kids

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Amberg, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Downtown Amberg
Downtown Amberg
Location in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marinette
Area
 • Total 1.621 sq mi (4.20 km2)
 • Land 1.613 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 180
 • Density 111.0/sq mi (42.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
GNIS feature ID 1560815

Amberg is an unincorporated census-designated place in Marinette County, Wisconsin (USA), in the town of Amberg. It is located on U.S. Highway 141. As of the 2010 census, its population was 180. The Amberg Historical Society operates the Amberg Historical Museum Complex which consists of the historic town hall that is on the National Register of Historic Places, the community's train depot, a 1900-era house, and the Amberg Museum.

Dave's Falls is located near Amberg.

Amberg is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Amberg has an area of 1.621 square miles (4.20 km2); 1.613 square miles (4.18 km2) of this is land, and .008 square miles (0.021 km2) is water.

History

The first permanent settler in what is now Amberg was Warren Buckman (1857–1925), who established a trading post west of the Pike River in 1883. He was followed by Charles Dahl (1862–1944), a railroad surveyor, in 1884. The town of Amberg was established in 1890. It is named after William Amberg, a Chicago businessman that created granite quarries in the area.

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