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Zip Codes

53140, 53141, 53142, 53143, 53144

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Kenosha is approximately 80,352 (1990), 99218 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,197 (1990), 37376 (2010).

The amount of land area in Kenosha is 55.813 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 9.167 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kenosha to Washington DC is 646 miles. The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kenosha is positioned 42.58 degrees north of the equator and 87.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Kenosha location: in southeastern Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Kenosha is TransitWeather.com
Weather information for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin since 2001. Current conditions, Forecasts, maps, severe weather alerts and more.
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Kenosha history:

Here is a history page for Kenosha.

The "Place of the Pike," or "Mas-ke-no-sha" was the early American Indian name for this area. In 1836, the settlers began to arrive in more numbers and a post office was begun. The new name became Pike Creek. As its importance to the shipping industry grew, the community was re-named once again to Southport. Finally, in 1850, the name was changed to Kenosha which seems to have evolved from the original Indian name.

Christopher Latham Sholes, the founder of the typewriter in 1868, was the Editor of "The Kenosha Democrat" which was a local newspaper.

We also had the "honor" to have the first and last "hanging" in the State of Wisconsin (1861). The man's name was John McCaffary.
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Attractions

Kenosha attractions:

Recreation in the area.

Kenosha Public Museum
5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
Phone: 262-653-4140
Information Hotline: 262-653-4434
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Our Public Museum has on display Woolly Mammoth bones that date back 12,500 years ago. The actual bones are on display. We also have a fiberglass representation of the largest and most complete Mammoth ever excavated in North America. The actual bones are kept in storage. This discovery replaced Clovis New Mexico as the largest find in North America by about 1,000 years.

Kenosha has the oldest operating "Velodrome" in the United States. It's an outdoor bicycle racing track that was built in 1927. It's nestled in a bowl shaped natural terrain with a 333 meter asphalt track. United States Cycling Federation sanctioned races are conducted throughout the summer.
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