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Fairfield, Wisconsin
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Latitude and Longitude:

Latitude: 42.6333469

Longitude: -88.7728836 - See more at: http://www.placekeeper.com/Wisconsin/Fairfield_Cemetery-2002803.html#sthash.blBl43pO.dpuf
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Walworth
Elevation
279 m (915 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
53114
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1564806

Fairfield is an unincorporated community located in the towns of Bradford in Rock County and Darien in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.

History

The earliest reference to Fairfield is a description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "FAIRFIELD, P. O., (Maxson's Mtill), in town of Bradford, county of Rock, on section 13, town 2 N., of range 15 E. It is 11 miles southeast from county seat, and 50 miles east of south from Madison. Population 100, 12 dwellings, 2 stores, 1 grist mill, and Presbyterian and Baptist denominations. It is on Turtle Creek, 16 miles from Beloit, and on the county line between Rock and Walworth, 9 miles from the state line. The first settler was Joseph Maxson."

Fairfield also has a cemetery, Fairfield/Pioneer Cemetery, located on east side of County Highway C, Sec 1. It is an active cemetery with 72 burials.

  • Source: U.S. Geographic Names Information Server
  • Source: Hunt, John W. Wisconsin Gazetteer (Madison, 1853)
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