Town of Leon Bulletin Board
Regular Town Board Monthly Meeting on 2nd Tuesday of the Month
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About Town of Leon
The Town of Leon is located in Waushara County, Central Wisconsin. As of January 1, 2021 the population estimate was 1,446. Per the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles; 36.0 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. Elevation is 866 feet. Several county roads - H, W, Q, E, EE and SS service the Leon area.
The original Town of Leon survey was completed October 26, 1851. The State Deputy Surveyor James Marsh was in charge. His assistants were Chainmen Lycurgus White and Sacket Sears. Markers were Hiram Wolcott and Abraham Mekell. The survey report read “This Township is mostly rolling, oak openings, soil sandy, second rate. Timber white, black and burr oak. The soil appears to be well adapted to the growth of winter wheat. Small marshes and tamarack swamps are scattered throughout the Township. There is in the Township some 10 or 12 settlers, mostly farmers, one public house, and store in Section 4.”
Pine River is an unincorporated community located within the Town and was the center of commerce for founders, settlers and merchants. In the early days, Pine River vied to be the County seat but lost its campaign to Wautoma.
The Pine River Fishery Area is composed of the Pine River and seven tributaries, including Little Silver Creek located in the Town of Leon. These streams are generally crystal clear, quality trout waters. The name "Waushara" is an English derivation of a Native American word meaning "Good Earth." Surface waters of natural lakes and streams are a product of the land, and "good trout fishing" is synonymous with the good waters of this fishery area.