Term: Shopiere [origin of place name]
French for limestone. The village had previously been called Waterloo, because of a battle between the Meeken family and the other settlers of the village. Upon the coming of the post office, the name was changed to Shopiere. From John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "... Abundance of excellent limestone for building purposes is found in the vicinity, which suggested the name - - a corruption of the French Chaux (Sho) Pierre..."
View a relate article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: "Know Rock County," p. 58.]