Map To Small Communities in Northeast Portage County


Hover over the Community on left and the map will go to its location. Information about the Community will appear on right. The map can be zoomed for a better view of its location.

  • Alban

    Town of Alban

       A community located about a mile north of Peru in the town of New Hope, called Alban, was designated as a post office in 1873, but it was moved into the town of Alban in 1880 to a home on Highway A, about a half-mile south of Highway 66. That post office, the only one besides Rosholt in the town, was discontinued in 1905. The community, however, remains designated on county maps.

    Alban page.

  • Benson Corners

    Town of New Hope

       The community of New Hope was located along the route of Highway 161 in the southeast part of the town, and a post office was located there from 1861 to 1904.

       Before the post office was discontinued, however, the community was more popularly known as Benson Corners, a name immortalized in a 1930s novel, which became a movie.

    Benson Corner Page

  • Garfield

    Town of New Hope

       West on Z from Peru, at the intersection with Highway A, is Garfield, still represented by a store. A post office was also located in the community from 1884 to 1907.

    Garfield page

  • North New Hope

    Town of New Hope

       North New Hope and South New Hope are sometimes referred to as two other communities but are really churches and their adjoining cemeteries. Both are located on Highway T, North New Hope at the intersection with Highway MM and South New Hope at the intersection with Trout Creek Road.

    North New Hope

  • Peru

    Town of New Hope

       Traveling to Peru is easy for Stevens Point residents, it’s only a half hour drive. The community, located at the intersections of Highways T and Z in the town of New Hope, is one of several in the northeast quadrant of Portage County. The settlement, still designated on county maps, was the site of a post office from 1882 to 1907, later than many other communities in the county. A creamery at the location later became a cheese factory.

    Peru

  • South New Hope

    Town of New Hope

       North New Hope and South New Hope are sometimes referred to as two other communities but are really churches and their adjoining cemeteries. Both are located on Highway T, North New Hope at the intersection with Highway MM and South New Hope at the intersection with Trout Creek Road.

    South New Hope

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