Hatfield, Wisconsin facts for kids
|• Total||1.337 sq mi (3.46 km2)|
|• Land||1.337 sq mi (3.46 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||889 ft (271 m)|
|• Density||105.5/sq mi (40.72/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||715 & 534|
|GNIS feature ID||1566129|
Hatfield has an area of 1.337 square miles (3.46 km2), all of it land. It is located on the shores of Lake Arbutus, an impoundment of the Black River. The dam forming the impoundment releases water back into the river channel and a diversion channel for a hydroelectric powerhouse.
Hatfield is a tourist community that claims a population of 5000 in the summer and 50 in the winter. Two county campgrounds are located in the community, and the Levis/Trow trail system is two miles to the north.
Hatfield was founded by Norbert St. Germaine in 1836. The city was supported in the 19th century by the logging and lumber industry, as the Black River was a primary avenue for delivery of logs from central Wisconsin to the Mississippi River valley. The Green Bay and Western Railroad arrived in 1872.
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