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Holmen, Wisconsin

Summary
Holmen is a village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 10,661 as of the census of 2020. It is part of the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. History Holmen was settled by Norwegian immigrants in 1862. It was incorporated as a village on May 7, 1946. The community was previously known as Frederickstown, to honor Holmen's blacksmith Frederick Anderson. The name was changed when Charles A. Sjolander opened the post office in September 1875. The name Holmen is a norwegian word and translates to islet (a small island). Geography Holmen contains wooded areas, hills, and bluffs, typical of the Driftless Area, or Coulee Region. The Mississippi River passes just to the southwest of the village. Holmen is located at (43.955330, −91.259132). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , all land. Star Hill is a prominent bluff adjacent to downtown Holmen and is one of the tallest area
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