Use the smaller-sized text Use the larger-sized text Use the very large text

Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Or Search Everything...
Search All Terms:

Search All Fields:


Search Results for: Keyword: 'nelson'

Term: Nelson [origin of place name]

Definition: James Nelson, an Englishman, settled on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Chippewa, probably in the early 1840's. He was there in 1844, and the place was already known as Nelson's Landing.

[Source: Curtiss-Wedge. History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, Wisconsin. p.934]

Map It!
Google Map
  • Questions about this page? Email us
  • Email this page to a friend
select text size Use the smaller-sized textUse the larger-sized textUse the very large text