Greenleaf, Wisconsin
Looking north at the north side of Greenleaf on Wisconsin highways 32 and 57
Location in Brown County and the state of Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°18′48″N 88°05′46″W / 44.31333°N 88.09611°W / 44.31333; -88.09611Coordinates: 44°18′48″N 88°05′46″W / 44.31333°N 88.09611°W / 44.31333; -88.09611
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyBrown
TownWrightstown
Area
 • Total1.042 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Land1.042 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 • Total607
 • Density580/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
GNIS feature ID1565848[3]

Greenleaf is an unincorporated census-designated place in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States, in the town of Wrightstown.[3]

History

As of the 2010 census it had a population of 607.[4] Greenleaf was named for Emery B. Greenleaf, the general manager of the Milwaukee & Northern railroad at the time the Greenleaf post office was established in 1873.[5]

Incorporation as a Village

In 2020, 800 residents of the community petitioned the state of Wisconsin to become a village.[6] The Wisconsin Incorporation Review Board denied the petition's "characteristics of the territory" requirement as the petition included 2 separate areas: one in the vicinity of a roundabout of state highways WIS 57 and Wisconsin Highway 96 and another isolated area to the east of the Niagara Escarpment.[6] The second area is isolated from the first by the escarpment, a quarry and vacant lands.[6]

Geography

It is located at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 57/32 and 96.[7] It uses ZIP code 54126.[8] Greenleaf has an area of 1.042 square miles (2.70 km2), all of it land. The community is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ a b "Greenleaf, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greenleaf CDP, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  5. ^ Callary, Edward. Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.
  6. ^ a b c News, Brian Kerhin, FOX 11 (October 21, 2020). "Petition to create the village of Greenleaf denied". WLUK-TV. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  7. ^ "Greenleaf, Wisconsin". Google Maps. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  8. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.

Images

  • Looking north at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 57/32 and 96 in Greenleaf
    Looking north at the intersection of Wisconsin Highways 57/32 and 96 in Greenleaf
  • The sign for Greenleaf
    The sign for Greenleaf
  • Greenleaf Post office
    Greenleaf Post office
  • Looking east at Greenleaf along WIS 96
    Looking east at Greenleaf along WIS 96
  • Greenleaf Fire department
    Greenleaf Fire department