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Forest County, Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Forest County

Origin of Forest County, Wisconsin

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Forest County was named for the dense forest with which it was covered when erected - Gannett, Place Names, p. 112.

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