Oak Creek, WI is a city on the southeastern end of Milwaukee County. The city is to the south of Milwaukee and is directly north of Caledonia. Oak Creek is next to Lake Michigan to the east. Oak Creek has a population of about 35,000.
The Oak Creek Franklin School District operates the schools in the city. Oak Creek High School and the Oak Creek 9th Grade Center are the two largest schools in the area. There are two middle schools and eight elementary schools in Oak Creek.
The Oak Creek Power Plant is one of the largest employers in the city. The plant is a coal-based site that uses Lake Michigan as its cooling source. The plant is on more than 400 acres of land on the southeastern end of Oak Creek with part of the plant moving into Racine County.
The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians has its headquarters in Oak Creek. ASATT focuses on establishing standards for anesthesia and the education of technicians.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is in an area that was part of the Town of Lake. The town was one of two that were formed when Milwaukee County was divided in 1838. Oak Creek was incorporated as a part of the county in 1955.
Interstates 41 and 94 both go through the western end of Oak Creek. I-94 goes south to Chicago and west to Madison. I-41 travels north to Oshkosh, Appleton, and Green Bay.
Oak Creek is to the south of the General Mitchell Airport. The airport serves more than seven million passengers every year and provides flights to destinations like Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Orlando. Midwest Airlines used to have its headquarters at the airport before relocating to Indianapolis and eventually merging with Frontier.
The Oak Creek Historical Society operates a complex featuring multiple historic buildings. Some of the buildings date back to the mid-nineteenth century. These include a blacksmith shop, a town hall, and a farm shed.
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