Blaine, Portage County, Wisconsin facts for kids
Blaine (Portage County) is located in central Wisconsin approximately four miles northeast of Almond, or nine miles south of Amherst (Lat: 44° 18' 31.8", Lon: -89° 18' 54.7"). Blaine is located in the town of Belmont. Blaine intersects Portage County Highways A & D, and the Belmont Township Road "Fourth Avenue," approximately 4 miles south of Wisconsin State Highway 54.
Blaine became the site of a rural post office in 1876 and was probably named after James G. Blaine, a leading Republican who was defeated in the 1884 Presidential election. The community included a country store, a Methodist church, a creamery, a blacksmith shop and a grange hall. The post office was discontinued in 1903, but the grange hall remains, serving as the Belmont Town Hall.
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