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Term: Kenosha County [origin of place name]

Definition:

Kenosha County - named for its principal town, which was first known as Southport. As this settlement was situated upon Pike Creek, a change was made to the Indian word for that fish - Wis. Hist. Colls., iii, p. 414. See also Handbook, i, p. 673, where "Kenozhe," signifying pickerel, is given to a Chippewa gens [clan].

Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "KENOSHA, County, is bounded on the north by Racine, east by Lake Michigan, south by the State of Illinois, and west by Walworth and a portion of Racine. The county seat is at Kenosha, formerly known as Southport, on the lake shore, about midway between the northern and southern extremity of the county. It was set off from Racine and fully organized, 30th January, 1850. The eastern portion of the county is mostly prairie, with occasional groves of timber. In the northeast part is a large tract of heavy timber. The western portion is mostly openings. The soil is productive in the highest degree, and well adapted to the growing of all the crops of the climate, and the raising of stock. It has the best of market facilities, Kenosha close at hand, and Milwaukee and Chlicago easy of access. It has a healthy climate, and is settled by an intelligent and enterprizing class of farmers. The principal streams are the Fox, (Pishtaka,) the Aux Raines and Pike creeks. Population 10,734; 927 farms, and 1,812 dwellings."

[Source: Kellogg, Louise Phelps. "Derivation of County Names" in Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for 1909, pages 219-231.]

152 records found

Kaiser (historical), Price Co.
Kakalin
Kalinke, Marathon Co.
Kansasville, Racine Co.
Karlsborg [origin of place name]
Katakittekon Lake.
Katakittekon region
Katinka Village, Vilas Co.
Kaukalin, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Kaukauna [brief history]
Kaukauna [origin of place name]
Kaukauna, Outagamie Co.
Kaukauna, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Kawaguesaga-Lake [origin of place name]
Keene, Portage Co.
Keenville, Winnebago Co.
Keeshaynic River, Marquette Co.
Keesus [origin of place name]
Kegonsa (lake) [origin of place name]
Kegonsa, Dane Co.
Keith (historical), Forest Co.
Kekoskee, Dodge Co.
Kekoskee, Village of, Dodge Co.
Kellner, Portage Co.
Kellners Corners, Manitowoc Co.
Kellnersville, Manitowoc Co.
Kellnersville, Village of, Manitowoc Co.
Kelly Brook, Oconto Co.
Kelly, Juneau Co.
Kelly, Marathon Co.
Kelly, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Kemper Hall (Historic Marker Erected 1979)
Kempster, Langlade Co.
Kendall (township) [origin of place name]
Kendall (village) [origin of place name]
Kendall, Monroe Co.
Kendall, Town of, Lafayette Co.
Kendall, Village of, Monroe Co.
Kennan, Price Co.
Kennan, Town of, Price Co.
Kennan, Village of, Price Co.
Kennedy, Price Co.
Kenongamong Lake, Racine Co.
Kenosha County [origin of place name]
Kenosha [brief history]
Kenosha [origin of place name]
Kenosha, Kenosha Co.
Keowns, Washington Co.
Keshena Falls, Menominee Co.
Keshena [origin of place name]
Keshena, Menominee Co.
Keshena, Town of, Shawano Co.
Kewaskum [origin of place name]
Kewaskum, Town of, Washington Co.
Kewaskum, Village of, Washington Co.
Kewaskum, Washington Co.
Kewaunee County [origin of place name]
Kewaunee River
Kewaunee [brief history]
Kewaunee [origin of place name]
Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co.
Kewaunee, Town of, Brown Co.
Kewaunee, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Keyeser, Columbia Co.
Keyesville, Jefferson Co.
Keyesville, Richland Co.
Keystone, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Kickapoo River
Kickapoo [origin of place name]
Kickapoo, Town of, Vernon Co.
Kiel [brief history]
Kiel, Manitowoc Co.
Kieler, Grant Co.
Kilbourn [origin of place name]
Kilbourntown (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Kilbourntown (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Kilbournville, Racine Co.
Kildare, Town of, Juneau Co.
Kimball, Iron Co.
Kimball, Town of, Iron Co.
Kimberly, Outagamie Co.
Kimberly, Village of, Outagamie Co.
King, Town of, Lincoln Co.
King, Waupaca Co.
Kings Corners [origin of place name]
Kingsbridge, Manitowoc Co.
Kingsley Bend Indian Mounds (Historic Marker Erect
Kingsley Corners, Dane Co.
Kingston [origin of place name]
Kingston, Green Lake Co.
Kingston, Town of, Green Lake Co.
Kingston, Town of, Juneau Co.
Kingston, Town of, Sauk Co.
Kingston, Village of, Green Lake Co.
Kinnickinnic [origin of place name]
Kinnickinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kinnikinnic, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Kirby, Monroe Co.
Kirchhayn, Washington Co.
Klevenville, Dane Co.
Klondike, Kenosha Co.
Klondike, Oconto Co.
Kloten, Calumet Co.
Knaggs Ferry (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Knapp, Dunn Co.
Knapp, Town of, Jackson Co.
Knapp, Village of, Dunn Co.
Kneeland, Racine Co.
Knellsville, Ozaukee Co.
Knight, Town of, Iron Co.
Knowles, Dodge Co.
Knowlton, Marathon Co.
Knowlton, Town of, Marathon Co.
Knox, Town of, Price Co.
Kodan, Kewaunee Co.
Koepenick, Langlade Co.
Kohler [origin of place name]
Kohler, Ozaukee Co.
Kohler, Sheboygan Co.
Kohler, Village of, Sheboygan Co.
Kohlsville, Washington Co.
Kolb, Brown Co.
Kolberg, Door Co.
Komensky, Town of, Jackson Co.
Korean War (Historic Marker Erected 1990)
Koro, Winnebago Co.
Koshkonong creek, Dane Co.
Koshkonong Manor, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong Mounds, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong [origin of place name]
Koshkonong, Jefferson Co.
Koshkonong, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Kossuth [origin of place name]
Kossuth, Town of, Columbia Co.
Kossuth, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Kossuth, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Krakow, Shawano Co.
Kreinersville [origin of place name]
Kremlin, Marinette Co.
Kroghville, Jefferson Co.
Krok, Kewaunee Co.
Krok, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Kronenwetter (historical), Town of, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter [origin of place name]
Kronenwetter, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter, Town of, Marathon Co.
Kronenwetter, Village of, Marathon Co.
Kruger [origin of place name]
Kunesh, Brown Co.
Kurth (historical), Clark Co.

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