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Outagamie County, Wisconsin


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Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Seymour is approximately 3,452 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,377 (2000), 1458 (2010).
The amount of land area in Seymour is 6.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Seymour is 2.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seymour to Washington DC is 731 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 113 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seymour is positioned 44.51 degrees north of the equator and 88.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Seymour per capita income is $ 23,927 (2009).
Seymour median income is $ 52,369 (2009).
The Seymour median home price is $ 143,921 (2009).


in the general Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah area of eastern Wisconsin. Other nearby communities include: Osborn, Oneida, Cicero, Black Creek, Maple Grove and Nichols.
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History & History Related Items

The City was named for Governor Horatio Seymour of New York. One of Seymour's former names was said to have been Squeedunk which means little settlement or village. It was found in 1868.

The area was first settled in summer, 1857 when William and John Ausbourne came here from a nearby area of the county. They made their way along the Shioc River until they ran out of roads to follow. Here they built a log house where they lived without neighbors for quite some time. Finally in 1864, the Mungers came and then the Buttles. A number of other families arrived and opened businesses or began to farm. More villages sprang up over time and in March 1877, Seymour became a town. When the railroad came in 1883, a station was built in Seymour as well as a small school. The first newspaper was called the Aurora but it only published for three years between 1887 and 1889. The Seymour Press debuted in 1886 and is still published today.
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The founding of Seymour


The incorporation of Seymour



Yearly Hamburger Festival the first weekend of August.

Hamburger Hall Of Fame
126 N Main St
Seymour, WI 54165-1308
Phone: 920-833-9522

Seymour Historical Society and Museum

Outagamie County Fair
Held each year in July since 1884!

The Seymour Speedway is located at the fairgrounds and has a clay racetrack with grandstands and facilities.

Home of the Hamburger. See Seymour historical events for details.
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Seymour City Government

City of Seymour website
The city of Seymour is located within the Town of Seymour and the Town of Osborn.

Seymour City Hall
328 N Main St
Seymour, WI 54165
Phone: 920-833-2209

Seymour has a mayor/council form of government

Seymour Town Hall
9195 County Highway X
Seymour, WI 54165
Phone: 920-833-9735

Maple Grove Town Hall
N1675 Laney Rd
Seymour, WI 54165-9520
Phone: 920-822-5786

Seymour Historical Events

2001, August 4
Again...the world's largest Hamburger belongs to Seymour!
Seymour will once again be able to claim the world record for producing the largest hamburger after cooking an 8,266 pound burger at Burger Fest, Saturday, August 4, 2001. The new record is more than one ton heavier that the current record holder, cooked up in 1999 in Saco, Montana. The new record will be complete as soon as it is verified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Next year's Burger Fest will be held August 3, 2002, so mark your calender.

In 1989, Seymour grilled the world's biggest hamburger, 5,520 lbs. at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds. The record is verified in the Guiness Book of World Records.

Seymour is the Home of the Hamburger
The hamburger sandwich was invented at the Seymour Fair, now the Outagamie County Fair, in the 1880s, by Charles Nagreen. Seymour holds a yearly Hamburger Festival the first Saturday of August.

See this history of hamburgers page for interesting facts about hamburgers

Seymour Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
328 N Main St
Seymour, WI 54165
Phone: 920-833-6053
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
300 N. Broadway, Ste 3A
Green Bay, WI
Phone: 920-437-8704

Seymour Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
328 N Main St
Seymour, WI 54165
Phone: 920-833-6053
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
300 N. Broadway, Ste 3A
Green Bay, WI
Phone: 920-437-8704

Seymour Libraries

Muehl Public Library
436 N Main St
Seymour, WI 54165-1021
Phone: 920-833-2725

Seymour Schools

Seymour Community School District
10 Circle Drive
Seymour, WI 54165
Phone: 920-833-2304

Seymour High School

St John The Baptist Catholic
928 S Main St
Seymour, WI 54165-1645
Phone: 920-833-2122 Seymour


The population of Seymour was:
1990 - 2,782
2000 - 3,335
2009 - 3,437
2010 - 3,451

Population Density:
2000 - 1,318.7 persons per square mile
2009 - 1,359 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 34 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,059
2000 - 1,377

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 44,135
2009 - $ 52,369

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 19,073
2009 - $ 23,927

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 44,135
2009 - $ 52,369

Seymour is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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