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Term: Oconomowoc [origin of place name]

Definition: Oconomowoc was derived from Coo-no-mo-wauk. This was the Pottawatomie term for distinguishing a waterfall in the vicinity. "Beaver dam," although one of the joking interpretations has been "I-can-no-mo'-walk. Oconomowog is an Algic, not a Chippewa word. It is perhaps a corrupt form of "okanima," a bone. Perhaps there are nearby bone-hills, "Buttes des morts," possibly so called from the discovery of human bones in Indian mounds. Oh-kun-nim-muh-gag, "the region of beaver dam woods," i.e where timber for beaver dam grows. There are other words and designations suggestive of the American name, but the historic fact as to which one actually gave the name to the place.

[Source: p. 378 of Butterfield's History of Waukesha Milwauke Journal, Feb. 21st, 1932 Card file at the Wisconsin Historical Library reference desk.]

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O'Clair (city, river, etc.)
O'Claire
O'Plaine river
Oak Center, Fond du Lac Co.
Oak Creek [brief history]
Oak Creek, Milwaukee Co.
Oak Creek, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Oak Grove (historical), Eau Claire Co.
Oak Grove [origin of place name]
Oak Grove, Dodge Co.
Oak Grove, Town of, Barron Co.
Oak Grove, Town of, Dodge Co.
Oak Grove, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Oak Grove, Town of, Pierce Co.
Oak Hall, Dane Co.
Oak Hill, Jefferson Co.
Oak Island [origin of place name]
Oak Knoll, Dane Co.
Oak Knoll, Waukesha Co.
Oak Orchard, Oconto Co.
Oak, Town of, Rock Co.
Oakdale, Monroe Co.
Oakdale, Town of, Monroe Co.
Oakdale, Village of, Monroe Co.
Oakfield, Fond du Lac Co.
Oakfield, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Oakfield, Village of, Fond du Lac Co.
Oakland Heights, Dane Co.
Oakland [origin of place name]
Oakland, Burnett Co.
Oakland, Jefferson Co.
Oakland, Town of, Burnett Co.
Oakland, Town of, Douglas Co.
Oakland, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Oakley, Green Co.
Oakridge, Pierce Co.
Oaks [origin of place name]
Oakwood, Milwaukee Co.
Oakwood, Winnebago Co.
Oasis, Town of, Waushara Co.
Oconomowoc Lake, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc [brief history]
Oconomowoc [origin of place name]
Oconomowoc, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co.
Oconto County [origin of place name]
Oconto Falls, Oconto Co.
Oconto Falls, Town of, Oconto Co.
Oconto River [origin of place name]
Oconto [origin of place name]
Oconto, Oconto Co.
Oconto, Town of, Brown Co.
Oconto, Town of, Oconto Co.
Ocooch Mountains (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Ocooch [origin of place name]
Octagon House (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Odanah [origin of place name]
Odanah, Ashland Co.
Ogalla, Census district of, Dunn Co.
Ogantz [origin of place name]
Ogdensburg, Village of, Waupaca Co.
Ogdensburg, Waupaca Co.
Ogema [origin of place name]
Ogema, Price Co.
Ogema, Town of, Price Co.
Oil City, Monroe Co.
Ojibwa, Sawyer Co.
Ojibwa, Town of, Sawyer Co.
Okauchee Lake
Okauchee Lake, Waukesha Co.
Okauchee [origin of place name]
Okauchee, Waukesha Co.
Okee [origin of place name]
Okee, Columbia Co.
Old Albertville, Chippewa Co.
Old Ashippun, Dodge Co.
Old Copper Culture Cemetery (Historic Marker Erect
Old Deerfield, Dane Co.
Old Fort [origin of place name]
Old Fort, Ashland Co.
Old Lebanon, Dodge Co.
Old Military Road (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Old Military Road (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Old Muskego (Historic Marker Erected 1963)
Old North Point Water Tower (Historic Marker Erect
Old Stockade Site (Historic Marker Erected 1954)
Old Tyrone (historical), Dunn Co.
Old Wade House State Park (Historic Marker Erected
Olio, Town of, Sheboygan Co.
Oliver [origin of place name]
Oliver, Douglas Co.
Oliver, Village of, Douglas Co.
Olivet, Pierce Co.
Oma, Town of, Iron Co.
Omro [origin of place name]
Omro, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Omro, Winnebago Co.
Onalaska [brief history]
Onalaska [origin of place name]
Onalaska, La Crosse Co.
Onalaska, Town of, La Crosse Co.
Oneida County [origin of place name]
Oneida Street Station, T.M.E.R. and L. Co. (Histor
Oneida [origin of place name]
Oneida, Brown Co.
Oneida, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Onion River, Sheboygan Co. [origin of place name]
Ono, Pierce Co.
Ontario [origin of place name]
Ontario, Town of, Waushara Co.
Ontario, Vernon Co.
Ontario, Village of, Vernon Co.
Ontonagon River [origin of place name]
Oostburg, Sheboygan Co.
Oostburg, Village of, Sheboygan Co.
Orange Mill, Juneau Co.
Orange, Town of, Burnett Co.
Orange, Town of, Juneau Co.
Orchard Grove, Washington Co.
Ordfordville [origin of place name]
Oregon, Dane Co.
Oregon, Town of, Dane Co.
Oregon, Village of, Dane Co.
Orfordville, Rock Co.
Orfordville, Village of, Rock Co.
Orienta, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Origin of Cedar Creek (Historic Marker Erected 199
Orihula, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Orihula, Winnebago Co.
Orion, Richland Co.
Orion, Town of, Richland Co.
Ormsby, Langlade Co.
Orva, Iron Co.
Orwell, Town of, Racine Co.
Osborn, Town of, Outagamie Co.
Osceola [origin of place name]
Osceola, Election precinct of, St. Croix Co.
Osceola, Polk Co.
Osceola, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Osceola, Town of, Polk Co.
Osceola, Village of, Polk Co.
Oshaukuta, Columbia Co.
Oshkosh [brief history]
Oshkosh [origin of place name]
Oshkosh, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.
Osman, Manitowoc Co.
Osseo [origin of place name]
Osseo, Trempealeau Co.
Ossin River, Washington Co.
Ostrander, Waupaca Co.
Otis, Lincoln Co.
Otsego [origin of place name]
Otsego, Columbia Co.
Otsego, Town of, Columbia Co.
Ottawa [origin of place name]
Ottawa, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Ottawa, Waukesha Co.
Otter Creek, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
Otter Creek, Town of, Dunn Co.
Otter Creek, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Otterville [origin of place name]
Ottman Corners, Pierce Co.
Otumba, Town of, Door Co.
Ouisconsin, Town of, Iowa Co.
Oulu, Bayfield Co.
Oulu, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Ourtown, Sheboygan Co.
Outagamie County [origin of place name]
Outer Island [origin of place name]
Owen, Clark Co.
Oxbo, Sawyer Co.
Oxford, Marquette Co.
Oxford, Town of, Marquette Co.
Oxford, Village of, Marquette Co.
Ozaukee County [origin of place name]

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