Introduction to St. Francis, Wisconsin

St. Francis, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 5 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

St. Francis History

St. Francis was originally inhabited by Native Americans who knew of the area "Nojoshing," meaning "land which goes into water." The St. Francis of Assisi convent was established by nuns in 1833, while the St. Francis Seminary was founded by Bishop Henni in 1856. After local development continued, St. Francis was formed and officially incorporated in 1951.

St. Francis and nearby Attractions

  • Betty Brinn Children's Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Discovery World Museum of Science
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In St. Francis

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the Discovery World Museum of Science are all accessible from St. Francis. Local parks include Palomas Place, the Cathedral Square Park and the Humboldt Park Pavillion. The Racine Zoological Gardens, the Bear Den Petting Zoo & Farm and the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens are all nearby as well.

St. Francis Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

St. Francis Higher Education

Marquette University, Carroll College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering are all nearby.

St Francis Almanac

CountyMilwaukee County
Standard Zip Codes53235
Phone Area Codes414
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-87.87

St Francis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.8 inches
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Oak Creek35,843$89,530
South Milwaukee21,089$62,029
West Milwaukee4,173$60,750
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