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Term: Wisconsin [origin of place name]

Definition:

our state's name first appears in 1673 in Fr. Jacques Marquette's journal of his voyage as "Mescousing" and "Miskous." His companion on that voyage, Louis Joliet, transcribed it separately as "Misconsing" in 1674. The explorer La Salle mis-read their long-hand cursive initial "M" as "Ou" in 1674, and his form of the name, "Ouisconsin," was widely printed during the 1680s. It was the standard spelling for about 150 years, and only became "Wisconsin" in the early 19th century after the U.S. took control of the region (though territorial governor James Doty strongly prefered the spelling "Wiskonsan").

Modern linguistic scholarship by Michael McCafferty has convincingly argued that the word's intended meaning, in 17th-c. Miami, was "river that meanders through something red." McCafferty concludes this was a reference to the red sandstone bluffs of the Wisconsin Dells.

View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: "On Wisconsin: The Derivation and Referent of an Old Puzzle in American Placenames." Onoma 38 (2003)" 39-56.]

1070 records found

Aaron [origin of place name]
Abbotsford [origin of place name]
Abbott [origin of place name]
Ableman [origin of place name]
Adams County [origin of place name]
Adamsville [origin of place name]
Afton [origin of place name]
Agnew [origin of place name]
Ahnapee [origin of place name]
Ainsworth [origin of place name]
Albion [origin of place name]
Albion [origin of place name]
Algoma [origin of place name]
Allen Grove [origin of place name]
Allouez Bay [origin of place name]
Alma [origin of place name]
Almena [origin of place name]
Alpha [origin of place name]
Alstad [origin of place name]
Altdorf [origin of place name]
Altoona [origin of place name]
Amnicon [origin of place name]
Anderson [origin of place name]
Angelo [origin of place name]
Aniwa [origin of place name]
Antietam, Battle of
Antigo [origin of place name]
Appleton [origin of place name]
Arcadia [origin of place name]
Argonne [origin of place name]
Arkansas Post, Battle of
Arpin [origin of place name]
Ashford [origin of place name]
Ashippun [origin of place name]
Ashland County [origin of place name]
Ashland [origin of place name]
Ashwaubenon [origin of place name]
Askeaton [origin of place name]
Aspen [origin of place name]
Athens [origin of place name]
Athens [origin of place name]
Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta, Battle of
Attica [origin of place name]
Auburn [origin of place name]
Augusta [origin of place name]
Avalanche [origin of place name]
Avoca [origin of place name]
Aztalan [origin of place name]
Babb's Crossing [origin of place name]
Babb's Prairie [origin of place name]
Babcock [origin of place name]
Bachelor's Grove [origin of place name]
Bad Ax [origin of place name]
Bad Ax [origin of place name]
Badger Valley [origin of place name]
badger [origin of name]
Baga Town [origin of place name]
Bailey's Harbor [origin of place name]
Baldwin [origin of place name]
Balsam Lake [origin of place name]
Bangor [origin of place name]
Baraboo [origin of place name]
Barntown [origin of place name]
Barron [origin of place name]
Bashaw [origin of place name]
Bass Creek [origin of place name]
Batavia [origin of place name]
Bay City [origin of place name]
Bayfield County [origin of place name]
Bayfield [origin of place name]
Bear Creek [origin of place name]
Beaver Creek [origin of place name]
Beaver Dam [origin of place name]
Beechwood [origin of place name]
Beetown [origin of place name]
Belgian Settlement in Wisconsin (Historic Marker E
Belgium [origin of place name]
Bell's Corner [origin of place name]
Belle Fontaine Spring [origin of place name]
Belleville [origin of place name]
Bellinger [origin of place name]
Belmont [origin of place name]
Beloit [brief history]
Beloit [origin of place name]
Benton [origin of place name]
Berlin [origin of place name]
Bertram, Col. Henry (1825-1878)
Bibon [origin of place name]
Big Bend [origin of place name]
Big Bull Falls [origin of place name]
Big Patch [origin of place name]
Birch Island [origin of place name]
Birch [origin of place name]
Birnamwood [origin of place name]
Biron [origin of place name]
Bishop's Settlement [origin of place name]
Black Earth [origin of place name]
Black Hawk [origin of place name]
Black River Falls [origin of place name]
Black Wolf [origin of place name]
Blair [origin of place name]
Blanchardville [origin of place name]
Blanding [origin of place name]
Bloomer [origin of place name]
Blooming Grove [origin of place name]
Bloomington [origin of place name]
Blue Mounds [origin of place name]
Bluff [origin of place name]
Bonduel [origin of place name]
Boom Bay [origin of place name]
Boscobel [origin of place name]
Bracy [origin of place name]
Brandon [origin of place name]
Branstad [origin of place name]
Brentwood, Battle of
Briggsville [origin of place name]
Brighton [origin of place name]
Bristol [origin of place name]
Bristol [origin of place name]
Brodhead [origin of place name]
Broederville [origin of place name]
Brookfield [brief history]
Brooklyn [origin of place name]
Brothertown [origin of place name]
Brown County [origin of place name]
Brown, Edward Dexter 1824 - 1898
Browntown [origin of place name]
Brule [origin of place name]
Buffalo County [origin of place name]
Bull Run, First Battle of
Bull Run, Second Battle of
Bungtown [origin of place name]
Bunyan, Paul
Burke [origin of place name]
Burlington [brief history]
Burlington [origin of place name]
Burnett county [origin of place name]
Burnett [origin of place name]
Burnside [origin of place name]
Burton [origin of place name]
Butte des Morts
Butte des Morts Lake, Little [origin of place name
Butte des Morts, Lake [origin of place name]
Butternut [origin of place name]
Cadott [origin of place name]
Cahoon Mine [origin of place name]
Cainsville [origin of place name]
Caldwell Prairie [origin of place name]
Caledonia [origin of place name]
Calumet County [origin of place name]
Cambria [origin of place name]
Cambridge [origin of place name]
Camp Randall
Camp Randall (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Camp Williams (military installation)
Carpenter, Stephen Decatur 1821 - 1906
Carr Creek [origin of place name]
Carr Valley [origin of place name]
Carramana [origin of place name]
Carron, Thomas 1752 - 1817
Cartwright [origin of place name]
Cartwright's Mills [origin of place name]
Cascade [origin of place name]
Cashton [origin of place name]
Cassell Prairie [origin of place name]
Cassell [origin of place name]
Cassville [origin of place name]
Castle Rock [origin of place name]
Catholics in Wisconsin
Cato [origin of place name]
Cayuga [origin of place name]
Cedar Grove [origin of place name]
Cedarburg [origin of place name]
Centerville [origin of place name]
Centerville [origin of place name]
Centralia [origin of place name]
Ceresco [origin of place name]
Chambers Island [origin of place name]
Champion Hill, Battle of
Chancellorsville, Battle of
Chaseburg [origin of place name]
Chattanooga, Battle of
Chelsea [origin of place name]
Chequamegon [origin of place name]
Cherokee [origin of place name]
Chetek [origin of place name]
Chickamauga, Battle of
Child's Station [origin of place name]
Chilton [origin of place name]
Chimney Rock [origin of place name]
Chippewa County [origin of place name]
Chippewa Falls [brief history]
Chittamo [origin of place name]
Christiana [origin of place name]
Christiana [origin of place name]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Wis
Chynoweth, Mary Hayes (1825-1905)
Civil War, statistics and sources
Clam Falls [origin of place name]
Clarence [origin of place name]
Clark [origin of place name]
Clarno [origin of place name]
Clearwater [origin of place name]
Cleveland [origin of place name]
Clinton [origin of place name]
Clintonville [origin of place name]
Clyman [origin of place name]
Colby [origin of place name]
Colfax [origin of place name]
Collamer [origin of place name]
Columbia County [origin of place name]
Conover [origin of place name]
Converseville [origin of place name]
Cooksville [origin of place name]
Coomer [origin of place name]
Coon Valley [origin of place name]
Cooperstown [origin of place name]
Copper Creek [origin of place name]
Coral City [origin of place name]
Corinth, Second Battle of
Corinth, Siege of
Corliss [origin of place name]
Cornell [origin of place name]
Cottage Grove [origin of place name]
Couderay [origin of place name]
Courtes Oreilles Lake [origin of place name]
Cousins [origin of place name]
Cramers Corners [origin of place name]
Crawford County [origin of place name]
Cuba City [origin of place name]
Cudahy [origin of place name]
Dane County [origin of place name]
Darien [origin of place name]
Darlington [origin of place name]
Dartford [origin of place name]
Dayton [origin of place name]
De Forest, Dane Co. [origin of place name]
De Neveu Lake [origin of place name]
De Pere [origin of place name]
Dead Lake [origin of place name]
Dead Man's Spring [origin of place name]
Deansville [origin of place name]
Decatur [origin of place name]
Deerfield [origin of place name]
Deitz (Dietz), John F. 1861 - 1924
Delafield [origin of place name]
Delavan [origin of place name]
Dell Creek [origin of place name]
Delton [origin of place name]
Denzer [origin of place name]
Deronda [origin of place name]
Des Plaines River, Racine Co.
Dewey's Corners [origin of place name]
Diamond Hill [origin of place name]
Disciples of Christ in Wisconsin
Dodge Center [origin of place name]
Dodge County [origin of place name]
Dodge, Trempealeau Co. [origin of place name]
Dodgeville [origin of place name]
Dongola [origin of place name]
Dooney's Siding [origin of place name]
Door county [origin of place name]
Doran [origin of place name]
Douglas [origin of place name]
Dousman [origin of place name]
Drummond [origin of place name]
Dunn [origin of place name]
Durand [origin of place name]
Dutch Settlement (Historic Marker Erected 1956)
Eagle Island [origin of place name]
Eagle River [origin of place name]
Eagle Township [origin of place name]
Eagle [origin of place name]
Early Dutch Settlers (Historic Marker Erected 1996
East Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co.
Eaton [origin of place name]
Eau Claire County [origin of place name]
Eau Claire [origin of place name]
Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co.
Eden [origin of place name]
Edgerton [origin of place name]
Edwards [origin of place name]
Egg Harbor [origin of place name]
Ekdall [origin of place name]
Eland [origin of place name]
Elba [origin of place name]
Eleva [origin of place name]
Elizabeth [origin of place name]
Elk Grove [origin of place name]
Elkhorn [origin of place name]
Ellison Bay [origin of place name]
Embarrass [origin of place name]
Emmett [origin of place name]
English Prairie [origin of place name]
Erdman [origin of place name]
Ettrick [origin of place name]
Evansville [brief history]
Evansville [origin of place name]
Exeter [origin of place name]
Fairchild, Gov. Lucius (1831-1896)
Fairfield [origin of place name]
Fairview [origin of place name]
Fairwater [origin of place name]
Fall Creek [origin of place name]
Fallen Timbers, Battle of
Falling Waters, Battle of
Falun [origin of place name]
Farmington [origin of place name]
Farmington [origin of place name]
Fennimore [origin of place name]
Ferryville [origin of place name]
Fever River [origin of place name]
Fifield [origin of place name]
Fish Creek [origin of place name]
Flintville [origin of place name]
Flora [origin of place name]
Florence County [origin of place name]
Florence [origin of place name]
Fond du Lac County [origin of place name]
Fond du Lac [origin of place name]
Footville [origin of place name]
Forest County [origin of place name]
Forest [origin of place name]
Fort Atkinson [origin of place name]
Fort Miami
Foster [origin of place name]
Foster's Ferry [origin of place name]
Fountain City [origin of place name]
Fox Lake [origin of place name]
Fox Point [origin of place name]
Francis Creek [origin of place name]
Franklin [origin of place name]
Franklin [origin of place name]
Fredericksburg, Battle of
Freedom [origin of place name]
French Creek [origin of place name]
Freya [origin of place name]
Frog Bay [origin of place name]
Gagen [origin of place name]
Galesville [origin of place name]
Gardner [origin of place name]
Garrison [origin of place name]
Garth [origin of place name]
Gaslyn [origin of place name]
Gay's Mill [origin of place name]
Geneva [origin of place name]
Genoa [origin of place name]
Germantown [origin of place name]
Gettysburg, Battle of
Gibbsville [origin of place name]
Gibson [origin of place name]
Giddings Mills [origin of place name]
Giddings [origin of place name]
Gill's Landing [origin of place name]
Gill's Rock [origin of place name]
Gilman [origin of place name]
Gilman, Taylor Co. [origin of place name]
Glasgow [origin of place name]
Gleason [origin of place name]
Glenbeulah [origin of place name]
Glenwood [origin of place name]
Goerke's Corners [origin of place name]
Gogebic [origin of place name]
Goodrich Ferry [origin of place name]
Gooseberry Bay [origin of place name]
Gordon [origin of place name]
Gordon [origin of place name]
Gotham [origin of place name]
Grafton [origin of place name]
Grant County [origin of place name]
Grantsburg [origin of place name]
Gratiot [origin of place name]
Gravesville [origin of place name]
Green Bay (city), Brown Co.
Green Bay [origin of place name]
Green County [origin of place name]
Green Lake County [origin of place name]
Green Lake [origin of place name]
Greenfield [brief history]
Greenfield, Milwaukee Co. [origin of place name]
Greenfield, Sauk Co. [origin of place name]
Grindstone Lake [origin of place name]
Guppey, Gen. Joshua J. (1820-1893)
Hainesville [origin of place name]
Hale [origin of place name]
Hales Corners [origin of place name]
Hamilton [origin of place name]
Hamline [origin of place name]
Hampden [origin of place name]
Haney [origin of place name]
Hanover [origin of place name]
Hansen [origin of place name]
Hardwood Island [origin of place name]
Harris Township [origin of place name]
Hartford [origin of place name]
Hartland [origin of place name]
Hayward [origin of place name]
Hazel Green [origin of place name]
Hegg [origin of place name]
Helenville [origin of place name]
Hemlock Island [origin of place name]
Herman [origin of place name]
Hertel [origin of place name]
High Bridge [origin of place name]
Hillsborough [origin of place name]
Hingham [origin of place name]
Ho-Chunk Indians
Holland [origin of place name]
Holton, Edward Dwight 1815 - 1892
Honey Creek [origin of place name]
Horicon [origin of place name]
Horlicksville [origin of place name]
Houghton Point [origin of place name]
Howard's Grove [origin of place name]
Hudson [brief history]
Hudson [origin of place name]
Huilsburg [origin of place name]
Hull [origin of place name]
Hunter, Jeffrey 1926 - 1969
Hurley [origin of place name]
Hurleytown [origin of place name]
Iduna [origin of place name]
Independence [origin of place name]
Indian Crossing [origin of place name]
Indian Ford [origin of place name]
Interwald [origin of place name]
Iowa County [origin of place name]
Iron County [origin of place name]
Iron River [origin of place name]
Iron [origin of place name]
Ironton [origin of place name]
Irvington [origin of place name]
Island No. 10, Battle of
Itasca [origin of place name]
Iuka, Battle of
Jackson County [origin of place name]
Jackson [origin of place name]
Jacksonport [origin of place name]
Janesville [origin of place name]
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Jeffris [origin of place name]
Jennings [origin of place name]
Jerusalem Corners [origin of place name]
Jim's Falls [origin of place name]
Johnson Creek [origin of place name]
Johnsonville [origin of place name]
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonesville [origin of place name]
Jug Prairie [origin of place name]
Jump River [origin of place name]
June [origin of place name]
Juneau County [origin of place name]
Juneau [origin of place name]
Karlsborg [origin of place name]
Kaukauna [origin of place name]
Kawaguesaga-Lake [origin of place name]
Keesus [origin of place name]
Kegonsa (lake) [origin of place name]
Kendall (township) [origin of place name]
Kendall (village) [origin of place name]
Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of
Kenosha County [origin of place name]
Kenosha [origin of place name]
Keshena [origin of place name]
Kewaskum [origin of place name]
Kewaunee County [origin of place name]
Kewaunee [origin of place name]
Kickapoo [origin of place name]
Kilbourn [origin of place name]
Kings Corners [origin of place name]
Kingston [origin of place name]
Kinnickinnic [origin of place name]
Kohler [origin of place name]
Kohler, John Michael 1844 - 1900
Koshkonong [origin of place name]
Kossuth [origin of place name]
Kreinersville [origin of place name]
Kronenwetter [origin of place name]
Kruger [origin of place name]
La Crosse County [origin of place name]
La Crosse [origin of place name]
La Grange [origin of place name]
La Pointe [origin of place name]
La Prairie [origin of place name]
La Rue [origin of place name]
La Valle [origin of place name]
Lac du Flambeau [origin of place name]
Ladysmith [origin of place name]
Lafayette County [origin of place name]
Lafayette [origin of place name]
Lake Delton [brief history]
Lake Delton, Sauk Co.
Lake Elkheart [origin of place name]
Lake Geneva, Walworth Co. [origin of place name]
Lake Mendota [origin of place name]
Lake Mills [origin of place name]
Lake Namekagon [origin of place name]
Lake Nebagamain [origin of place name]
Lake Nemahbin [origin of place name]
Lake Superior [origin of place name]
Lake Waubesa [origin of place name]
Lamartine [origin of place name]
Lamberton [origin of place name]
Lancaster [origin of place name]
Langlade [origin of place name]
Lannon [origin of place name]
Lapham Peak (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
Lapham's Peak [origin of place name]
Lebanon [origin of place name]
Leef [origin of place name]
Leland [origin of place name]
Leon [origin of place name]
Lewis' Landing [origin of place name]
Liberty [origin of place name]
Lilly Lake [origin of place name]
Lima [origin of place name]
Lime Ridge [origin of place name]
Lincoln County [origin of place name]
Lincoln [origin of place name]
Lind [origin of place name]
Linden [origin of place name]
Linn Township [origin of place name]
Litchfield [origin of place name]
Loddes Mill [origin of place name]
Lomira [origin of place name]
Lone Rock [origin of place name]
Loretto [origin of place name]
Lost Lake [origin of place name]
Lovass [origin of place name]
Lowville [origin of place name]
Lublin [origin of place name]
Luck [origin of place name]
Lynxville [origin of place name]
Lyons (township) [origin of place name]
Lyons [origin of place name]
Mackford [origin of place name]
Mackie Spring [origin of place name]
Mackinac Island [origin of place name]
Madeline Island [origin of place name]
Madison [origin of place name]
Magnolia station [origin of place name]
Maiden Rock [origin of place name]
Maine Settlement [origin of place name]
Manawa [origin of place name]
Manchester [origin of place name]
Manitou Island [origin of place name]
Manitowish River [origin of place name]
Manitowish [origin of place name]
Manitowoc County [origin of place name]
Manitowoc [origin of place name]
Marathon County [origin of place name]
Marcellon [origin of place name]
Marietta [origin of place name]
Marinette County [origin of place name]
Marinette [origin of place name]
Marinuka [origin of place name]
Marion [origin of place name]
Marquette County [origin of place name]
Marshall Township [origin of place name]
Marshall [origin of place name]
Marshfield [origin of place name]
Marston Spring [origin of place name]
Marston [origin of place name]
Martell Township [origin of place name]
Matteson [origin of place name]
Maughstown
Maunesha [origin of place name]
Mauston [origin of place name]
Mawikwe Bay [origin of place name]
May [origin of place name]
Mayfield [origin of place name]
Mayhew [origin of place name]
Mayville [origin of place name]
Mazomanie [origin of place name]
McDowell [origin of place name]
McNaughton [origin of place name]
Medford [origin of place name]
Medina [origin of place name]
Meeme [origin of place name]
Megnon [origin of place name]
Mellen [origin of place name]
Menasha [origin of place name]
Menekaune [origin of place name]
Menomonie [origin of place name]
Mequon [origin of place name]
Merrill [origin of place name]
Merrillan (origin of place name)
Merrimack [origin of place name]
Merton [origin of place name]
Merville Springs [origin of place name]
Metomen [origin of place name]
Michigan Island [origin of place name]
Middlefort [origin of place name]
Milladore [origin of place name]
Miller [origin of place name]
Millersville [origin of place name]
Milltown [origin of place name]
Millville [origin of place name]
Milton [origin of place name]
Milwaukee County [origin of place name]
Milwaukee [origin of place name]
Mineral Point [origin of place name]
Minertown [origin of place name]
Minocqua [origin of place name]
Minong [origin of place name]
Minoqua [origin of place name]
Mirro Aluminum Company
Misha Mokwa [origin of place name]
Mishicot [origin of place name]
Mishike [origin of place name]
Missionary Ridge, Battle of
Mississippi River Parkway: First Project (Historic
Mississippi River [origin of place name]
Mohawk [origin of place name]
Mohegan
Mohican
Mohrsville [origin of place name]
Mole Lake [origin of place name]
Monches [origin of place name]
Mondovi [origin of place name]
Monfort [origin of place name]
Monona [origin of place name]
Monroe County [origin of place name]
Monroe [origin of place name]
Montello [origin of place name]
Montoville [origin of place name]
Montreal River [origin of place name]
Montrose [origin of place name]
Moquah [origin of place name]
Moquah [origin of place name]
Moro [origin of place name]
Morris [origin of place name]
Morse [origin of place name]
Mosel [origin of place name]
Mosinee [origin of place name]
Moundsville [origin of place name]
Mount Horeb [origin of place name]
Mount Sterling [origin of place name]
Mount Vernon [origin of place name]
Muir, John 1838 - 1914
Mukwonago [origin of place name]
Mullet River, Sheboygan Co. [origin of place name]
Muscoda [origin of place name]
Muskeg [origin of place name]
Muskego [origin of place name]
Mygatt's Corners (Mount Pleasant Township) [origin
Nabob [origin of place name]
Nagawicka [origin of place name]
Namakagon [origin of place name]
Namekagon (town and river) [origin of place name]
Nasewaupee [origin of place name]
Nashotah (Town) [origin of place name]
Nasonville [origin of place name]
Navarino, Town of, Brown Co.
Necedah [origin of place name]
Neenah [brief history]
Neenah [origin of place name]
Neillsville [origin of place name]
Nekimi [origin of place name]
Nekoosa [origin of place name]
Nelson [origin of place name]
Nemadji River [origin of place name]
Neosho [origin of place name]
Neshkoro [origin of place name]
Neshonoc [origin of place name]
Neshoto, Manitowoc Co. [origin of place name]
Neva township [origin of place name]
New Auburn [origin of place name]
New Buffalo [origin of place name]
New Cassel [origin of place name]
New Glarus [origin of place name]
New Haven [origin of place name]
New London [origin of place name]
Newport [origin of place name]
Newton [origin of place name]
Nicolet National Forest (Historic Marker Erected 1
Noah's Bluff [origin of place name]
Nojoshing [origin of place name]
North Freedom [origin of place name]
Norwalk [origin of place name]
Norway [origin of place name]
Oak Grove [origin of place name]
Oak Island [origin of place name]
Oakland [origin of place name]
Oaks [origin of place name]
Oconomowoc [origin of place name]
Oconto County [origin of place name]
Oconto River [origin of place name]
Oconto [origin of place name]
Ocooch [origin of place name]
Odanah [origin of place name]
Ogantz [origin of place name]
Ogema [origin of place name]
Okauchee [origin of place name]
Okee [origin of place name]
Old Abe, the War Eagle
Old Fort [origin of place name]
Oliver [origin of place name]
Omro [origin of place name]
Onalaska [origin of place name]
Oneida County [origin of place name]
Oneida [origin of place name]
Onion River, Sheboygan Co. [origin of place name]
Ontario [origin of place name]
Ontonagon River [origin of place name]
Ordfordville [origin of place name]
Osceola [origin of place name]
Oshkosh [origin of place name]
Osseo [origin of place name]
Otsego [origin of place name]
Ottawa [origin of place name]
Otterville [origin of place name]
Outagamie County [origin of place name]
Outer Island [origin of place name]
Ozaukee County [origin of place name]
Packwaukee [origin of place name]
Pakegama Lake [origin of place name]
Pansey [origin of place name]
Pardeeville [origin of place name]
Parfreyville [origin of place name]
Paris [origin of place name]
Parnell [origin of place name]
Patch Grove [origin of place name]
Pecatonica River, Green Co. [origin of place name]
Peck Township [origin of place name]
Peeksville [origin of place name]
Peet [origin of place name]
Pembine [origin of place name]
Penokee [origin of place name]
Pensaukee [origin of place name]
Pepin County [origin of place name]
Pepin [origin of place name]
Perley [origin of place name]
Perry [origin of place name]
Perry's Mills [origin of place name]
Perryville, Battle of
Peshtigo [origin of place name]
Petenwell Lake [origin of place name]
Petersburg [origin of place name]
Petersburg, Siege of
Pewaukee [origin of place name]
Phantom Lake [origin of place name]
Phelps [origin of place name]
Phillips [origin of place name]
Pierce County [origin of place name]
Pigeon Island [origin of place name]
Pigeon River [origin of place name]
Pike Creek [origin of place name]
Pishtaka River, Racine Co. [origin of place name]
Pittsville [origin of place name]
Plain [origin of place name]
Plainfield [origin of place name]
Platteville [origin of place name]
Pleasant Prairie [origin of place name]
Pleasant Springs [origin of place name]
Pleasant Valley, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Plover [origin of place name]
Plymouth [origin of place name]
Pointe Bas [origin of place name]
Pokegama River and Bay [origin of place name]
Polar [origin of place name]
Polk County [origin of place name]
Polk [origin of place name]
Port Edwards [origin of place name]
Port Gibson, Battle of
Port Hudson, Siege of
Port Washington [origin of place name]
Portage County [origin of place name]
Portage [origin of place name]
Porter [origin of place name]
Poskin [origin of place name]
Post Lake [origin of place name]
Potato River [origin of place name]
Potawatomi Island [origin of place name]
Potosi [origin of place name]
Poy Sippi [origin of place name]
Poygan [origin of place name]
Poynette [origin of place name]
Prairie du Chien [origin of place name]
Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co. [origin of place name]
Prairie Grove, Battle of
Prairie La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Prairieville, village, Waukesha Co.
Preble [origin of place name]
Prentice [origin of place name]
Prescott [origin of place name]
Presque Isle [origin of place name]
Preston [origin of place name]
Prestonville [origin of place name]
Price County [origin of place name]
Price [origin of place name]
Primrose [origin of place name]
Puckaway Lake, Marquette Co. [origin of place nam
Quinnesec [origin of place name]
Quisisana [origin of place name]
Racine County [origin of place name]
Raimey, Mabel Wanda (1895-1986) (Historic Marker E
Randall [origin of place name]
Randall [origin of place name]
Randall, Gov. Alexander W. (1819-1872)
Random Lake [origin of place name]
Range Line Lake [origin of place name]
Rathbun (Mitchell township) [origin of place name]
Raymond [origin of place name]
Readstown [origin of place name]
Red Cliff Reservation [origin of place name]
Red River Campaign
Redville [origin of place name]
Reedsburg [origin of place name]
Reedsville [origin of place name]
Reeseville [origin of place name]
Rewey [origin of place name]
Rhinelander [origin of place name]
Rhodes Station (in Caledonia Township) [origin of
Rib Lake [origin of place name]
Rice Lake [origin of place name]
Richland Center [origin of place name]
Richland County [origin of place name]
Richmond Township [origin of place name]
Richmond [origin of place name]
Rietbrock [origin of place name]
Ringle [origin of place name]
Rio (Town of Otsego) [origin of place name]
Ripon College (Historic Marker Erected 1972)
Ripon [origin of place name]
Rising Sun [origin of place name]
River Falls [origin of place name]
Roberts Lake [origin of place name]
Roche a Cri Creek [origin of place name]
Rock County [origin of place name]
Rock Island [origin of place name]
Rock Springs [origin of place name]
Rock [origin of place name]
Rockland Township [origin of place name]
Rooney [origin of place name]
Root River, Racine Co. [origin of place name]
Rosalietown [origin of place name]
Rosendale Township [origin of place name]
Rosholt [origin of place name]
Round Lake [origin of place name]
Rowley's Bay [origin of place name]
Roxbury [origin of place name]
Roy's Bay (Madeline Island) [origin of place name]
Rubicon [origin of place name]
Rush Lake [origin of place name]
Rusk County [origin of place name]
Russell [origin of place name]
Russell [origin of place name]
Rutland [origin of place name]
Sacramento, Waushara Co. [origin of place name]
Saint John's Infirmary (Historic Marker Erected 19
Salem [origin of place name]
Sanborn [origin of place name]
Saratoga [origin of place name]
Sauk City [origin of place name]
Sauk County [origin of place name]
Sawyer County [origin of place name]
Sayner [origin of place name]
Scandinavia [origin of place name]
Schleisingerville, Washington Co. [origin of place
Schleswig [origin of place name]
Schofield [origin of place name]
Scott [origin of place name]
Scott [origin of place name]
Second Empire (architecture)
Sessions Prairie [origin of place name]
Sevastopol [origin of place name]
Seymour [origin of place name]
Shake - Rag Street (Mineral Point) [origin of plac
Sharon Township [origin of place name]
Shawano County [origin of place name]
Sheboygan County [origin of place name]
Sheboygan River
Shell Lake [origin of place name]
Sherman [origin of place name]
Sherry [origin of place name]
Shields [origin of place name]
Shiloh, Battle of
Shiocton [origin of place name]
Shivering Sands [origin of place name]
Shoe Lake [origin of place name]
Shopiere [origin of place name]
Shullsburg [origin of place name]
Silver Creek [origin of place name]
Silver Lake [origin of place name]
Silver Mound (Historic Marker Erected 1977)
Silver Mound [origin of place name]
Sinsinawa [origin of place name]
Siren [origin of place name]
Siresville [origin of place name]
Siskiwit Bay [origin of place name]
Sissabagama Lake [origin of place name]
Skillet Creek Falls [origin of place name]
Sligo [origin of place name]
Slinger [origin of place name]
Solon Springs [origin of place name]
Somers [origin of place name]
South Mountain, Battle of
Spooner [origin of place name]
Spotsylvania, Battle of
Spring Lake Township [origin of place name]
Spring Prairie Township [origin of place name]
Spring Street (Milwaukee) [origin of place name]
Spring Valley [origin of place name]
Spring Water Township [origin of place name]
Springbrook [origin of place name]
St. Croix County [origin of place name]
St. Croix Falls [origin of place name]
St. Croix Lake (upper) [origin of place name]
St. Marie [origin of place name]
Stanley [origin of place name]
Stanton [origin of place name]
Starkweather Creek [origin of place name]
State Center [origin of place name]
State Line [origin of place name]
Sterling Township [origin of place name]
Stetsonville [origin of place name]
Stevens Point [origin of place name]
Stitzer [origin of place name]
Stockbridge [origin of place name]
Stones River, Battle of
Stoughton [origin of place name]
Stretching Waters [origin of place name]
Strum [origin of place name]
Sturgeon Bay [origin of place name]
Suamico [origin of place name]
Sugar Creek [origin of place name]
Sugar Island (Lebanon) [origin of place name]
Sumner Township [origin of place name]
Sumpter [origin of place name]
Sun Prairie [origin of place name]
Superior [origin of place name]
Swamp Lake [origin of place name]
Sylvester Township [origin of place name]
Sylvester [origin of place name]
Tabor [origin of place name]
Tanktown [origin of place name]
Taycheedah [origin of place name]
Taycheedahff [origin of place name]
Taylor County [origin of place name]
The Cobban Bridge (Historic Marker erected 1986)
The Hodag (Historic Marker Erected 1973)
The Solomon Juneau House (Historic Marker Erected
The University of Wisconsin-Superior (Historic Mar
Theresa [origin of place name]
Thompsonville [origin of place name]
Timberland [origin of place name]
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Tisch Mills [origin of place name]
Token Creek [origin of place name]
Tomah [origin of place name]
Tomahawk [origin of place name]
Totagatic River [origin of place name]
Trade Lake [origin of place name]
Trempealeau County [origin of place name]
Troy [origin of place name]
Turtle Lake [origin of place name]
Tuscobia [origin of place name]
Twelve Mile Bluff [origin of place name]
Two Creeks [origin of place name]
Two Rivers [origin of place name]
Union Church [origin of place name]
Unity [origin of place name]
Upham Township [origin of place name]
Vermont [origin of place name]
Vernon County [origin of place name]
Verona [origin of place name]
Veteran [origin of place name]
Vicksburg, Assault on
Vicksburg, Siege of
Vienna [origin of place name]
Vienna [origin of place name]
Vilas County [origin of place name]
Vilas Township [origin of place name]
Viola [origin of place name]
Viroqua [brief history]
Viroqua [origin of place name]
Vollrath, Jacob J. 1824 - 1898
Voree [origin of place name]
Wabeno [origin of place name]
Waboo Creek [origin of place name]
Waldo [origin of place name]
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Waneka [origin of place name]
Washburn County [origin of place name]
Washburn [origin of place name]
Washington County [origin of place name]
Washington Island [origin of place name]
Waterloo [origin of place name]
Watertown [brief history]
Watertown [origin of place name]
Wau [origin of place name]
Waubeek [origin of place name]
Waubeesee Lake [origin of place name]
Waukau [origin of place name]
Waukechon [origin of place name]
Waukesha County [origin of place name]
Waukesha [origin of place name]
Waunakee [origin of place name]
Waupaca County [origin of place name]
Waupun [brief history]
Waupun [origin of place name]
Wausau [origin of place name]
Wausaukee [origin of place name]
Waushara County [origin of place name]
Wautoma [origin of place name]
Wauwatosa [brief history]
Wauwatosa [origin of place name]
Wauzeka [origin of place name]
Weblake [origin of place name]
Webster Township [origin of place name]
Webster [origin of place name]
Wequiock [origin of place name]
Werley [origin of place name]
West Bend [origin of place name]
West Point [origin of place name]
Westboro [origin of place name]
Westby [origin of place name]
Westfield [origin of place name]
Westport [origin of place name]
Weyauwega [origin of place name]
Wheatland [origin of place name]
White Oak Springs [origin of place name]
White's Prairies [origin of place name]
Whitefish Bay [origin of place name]
Whitefish Lake [origin of place name]
Whitehall [origin of place name]
Whitestown [origin of place name]
Whitewater [origin of place name]
Whittlesey [origin of place name]
Wilderness, Battle of the
Williams Bay [origin of place name]
Williamstown Township [origin of place name]
Wilmot [origin of place name]
Wilson [origin of place name]
Wilson's Creek [origin of place name]
Windsor [origin of place name]
Winegar [origin of place name]
Winfield [origin of place name]
Wingra Lake [origin of place name]
Winnebago County [origin of place name]
Winnebago Lake [origin of place name]
Winneconne [origin of place name]
Winneshiek Landing [origin of place name]
Winooski [origin of place name]
Wisconsin Dells [origin of place name]
Wisconsin Military Reservation (Historic Marker Er
Wisconsin Rapids [origin of place name]
Wisconsin [origin of place name]
Wolf River [origin of place name]
Wonewoc [origin of place name]
Wood County [origin of place name]
Wood Lake [origin of place name]
Woodland [origin of place name]
Woodville [origin of place name]
Wright's Corners [origin of place name]
Wrightstown [origin of place name]
Wuabeka [origin of place name]
Wyalusing [origin of place name]
Wyocena [origin of place name]
Yellow River (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Yellowlake [origin of place name]
York Island [origin of place name]
York Township [origin of place name]
Yuba [origin of place name]

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