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Downtown Arkansaw, Wisconsin
Downtown Arkansaw, Wisconsin
Arkansaw is located in Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Pepin
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
738 ft (225 m)
 • Total 857
 • Estimate 
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 55-02700
GNIS feature ID 1560934

Arkansaw is an unincorporated census-designated place in the eastern portion of the town of Waterville, in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Durand, it has the ZIP code of 54721. As of the 2010 census, its population was 177. From 1881 to 1886, the community was the county seat of Pepin County.


Arkansaw was founded in the early 1850s at a crossing of Arkansaw Creek, a tributary of the Eau Galle River. Initially built around lumbering, the first sawmill was opened in the community in 1852.

The community was originally built near the center of three dams within a mile of each other on Arkansaw Creek. All three were wiped out in a flood in 1907. Arkansaw Creek was named in honor of the Arkansas River. Today, the course of the creek runs through Arkansaw Creek Park.


The community lies at the junction of U.S. Route 10 and Pepin County Trunk Highways D, N, O, and X. It has an area of 0.720 square miles (1.86 km2); 0.712 square miles (1.84 km2) of this is land, and 0.008 square miles (0.021 km2) is water.


The community is home to three churches: Catholic, Methodist and Community of Christ.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people

  • Lucius Roy Holbrook - U.S. Army Major General
  • Willard Ames Holbrook - U.S. Army Major General
  • Mary Laschinger - businesswoman
  • Samuel L. Plummer - Wisconsin State Representative

See also

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