Place:La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States

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NameLa Pointe
TypeTown
Coordinates46.767°N 90.783°W
Located inAshland, Wisconsin, United States
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La Pointe is an unincorporated community located in the town of La Pointe, Ashland County, Wisconsin, United States. This community, (the populated area of the La Pointe Township), is located on the western shore of Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands. La Pointe has a post office with ZIP code 54850.

While the area encompassing the Town of La Pointe is made up of the entire Apostle Islands archipelago, the residents of the community live almost exclusively on Madeline Island, because Madeline is the only Apostle Island that is open to commercial development. There are 247 year-round residents in the unincorporated community, according to the 2000 census.

The community is located along the western shore of the island. The downtown area is located adjacent to the Madeline Island Ferry dock.

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