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Medina, Wisconsin
Looking west at the sign for Medina on WIS 96
Looking west at the sign for Medina on WIS 96
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Coordinates: 44°16′22″N 88°38′16″W / 44.27278°N 88.63778°W / 44.27278; -88.63778Coordinates: 44°16′22″N 88°38′16″W / 44.27278°N 88.63778°W / 44.27278; -88.63778
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Outagamie
Town Dale
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Medina, originally Young's Corner, is an unincorporated community in the Town of Dale in southwest Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of the village of Hortonville, 11 miles (18 km) west of Appleton, and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Oshkosh.

Postal service is provided by the Hortonville post office, ZIP code 54944.

History

The first settlers in Medina were Zebediah Hyde, Lewis Hyde, and Alva McCrary, and Samuel Young and sons, who arrived in 1848.

The town was originally named Young's Corner after one of Samuel Young's sons, William Young. The name was changed to Medina prior to 1851.

A post office called Medina was established in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966. The community was named after Medina, Ohio.

Geography

Medina is located at 44°16′22″N 88°38′16″W / 44.27278°N 88.63778°W / 44.27278; -88.63778 (44.2727609, -88.6378863), and the elevation is 820 feet (250 m).

Transportation

Medina is located on Wisconsin Highway 96. Outagamie County Highways M also intersects the community.

Education

Educational services are provided by the School District of New London

Notable people

  • Henry N. Culbertson, farmer and Wisconsin legislator, was born in Medina.
  • William H. H. Wroe, merchant and Wisconsin legislator, lived and was Treasurer and Postmaster of Medina.

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