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Location of Lancaster in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Location of Lancaster in Grant County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 42°50′55″N 90°42′38″W / 42.84861°N 90.71056°W / 42.84861; -90.71056Coordinates: 42°50′55″N 90°42′38″W / 42.84861°N 90.71056°W / 42.84861; -90.71056
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyGrant
Area
 • Total3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Land3.04 sq mi (7.87 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 • Total3,868
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,760
 • Density1,272.4/sq mi (491.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code55-42250[4]
GNIS feature ID1567823[2]
WebsiteCity of Lancaster official website

Lancaster is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.[5]. As of the 2010 census, 3.868 people lived there. Lancaster is the county seat of Grant County.

History

Major G.M. Price laid out the town in 1837. He was asked to name it Lancaster by a relative who came from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster was the home of the first governor of Wisconsin, Nelson Dewey.

Geography

Lancaster is located in the unglaciated "Driftless Area" of southwest Wisconsin. Its topography is very different from that of the rest of the state.

The city has a total area of 3.04 square miles (7.87 km2). All of it is land.[1]

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