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Term: Portage [origin of place name]

Definition: Portage was originally named for the Fox-Wisconsin portage, then within its boundaries - a prominent landmark in early Wisconsin history. The American Indian name for area was "Oning-ah-ming", which means "portage village".  The gradual change in the boundaries of this county (describe ante) left the name of the county without siginificance, save that therein is found Plover portage, an insignificant carrying-place between the waters of Wolf and Wisconsin rivers.

[Source: Wis. Hist. Colls., pps. 113, 118; Milwaukee Sentinel, Jun. 29, 1953.]

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Pabst Theater (Historic Marker Erected 1992)
Pabst, Frederick, Captain (1836-1904) (Historic Ma
Pacific, Town of, Columbia Co.
Packard, Marinette Co.
Packwaukee [origin of place name]
Packwaukee, Marquette Co.
Packwaukee, Town of, Marquette Co.
Paddock Lake, Kenosha Co.
Paddock Lake, Village of, Kenosha Co.
Padus, Forest Co.
Page, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Pakegama Lake [origin of place name]
Palmer, St. Croix Co.
Palmyra, Jefferson Co.
Palmyra, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Palmyra, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Pansey [origin of place name]
Panther Intaglio (Historic Marker Erected 1960)
Panyack Lake, Racine Co.
Paoli, Dane Co.
Pardeeville [origin of place name]
Pardeeville, Columbia Co.
Pardeeville, Village of, Columbia Co.
Parfreyville [origin of place name]
Parfreyville, Waupaca Co.
Paris [origin of place name]
Paris, Kenosha Co.
Paris, Town of, Grant Co.
Paris, Town of, Kenosha Co.
Park Falls, Price Co.
Park Place Homes, Douglas Co.
Park Ridge, Portage Co.
Park Ridge, Village of, Portage Co.
Parkland, Douglas Co.
Parkland, Town of, Douglas Co.
Parnell [origin of place name]
Parrish, Langlade Co.
Parrish, Town of, Langlade Co.
Pasaukie, Town of, Brown Co.
Patch Grove [origin of place name]
Patch Grove, Grant Co.
Patch Grove, Town of, Grant Co.
Patch Grove, Village of, Grant Co.
Patzau, Douglas Co.
Paukotuk, Winnebago Co.
Pearson, Langlade Co.
Pebble Valley, Dane Co.
Pecatonica River, Green Co. [origin of place name]
Peck Cabin (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Peck Township [origin of place name]
Peck, Town of, Langlade Co.
Peddlar's Creek, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
Peebles, Fond du Lac Co.
Peeksville [origin of place name]
Peeksville, Ashland Co.
Peeksville, Town of, Ashland Co.
Peet [origin of place name]
Pekatonica, Town of, Iowa Co.
Pelican Lake, Oneida Co.
Pelican Lake, Town of, Forest Co.
Pelican, Town of, Forest Co.
Pelican, Town of, Oneida Co.
Pell Lake, Walworth Co.
Pella, Shawano Co.
Pella, Town of, Shawano Co.
Pembine [origin of place name]
Pembine, Marinette Co.
Pembine, Town of, Marinette Co.
Pence, Iron Co.
Pence, Town of, Iron Co.
Pennington, Price Co.
Penokee [origin of place name]
Pensaukee [origin of place name]
Pensaukee, Oconto Co.
Pensaukee, Town of, Oconto Co.
Pepin County [origin of place name]
Pepin [origin of place name]
Pepin, Pepin Co.
Pepin, Town of, Pepin Co.
Pepin, Village of, Pepin Co.
Peplin, Marathon Co.
Percussion, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
Pere Marque'ite and Sieur Jolliet (Historic Marker
Perkins, Town of, Clark Co.
Perkinstown, Taylor Co.
Perley [origin of place name]
Perote (historical), Menominee Co.
Perrot's Post (Historic Marker Erected 1963)
Perry [origin of place name]
Perry's Mills [origin of place name]
Perry, Town of, Brown Co.
Perry, Town of, Dane Co.
Perry, Town of, Pierce Co.
Pershing, Town of, Taylor Co.
Peru, Portage Co.
Peru, Town of, Dunn Co.
Peru, Town of, Portage Co.
Peshtaka River
Peshtigo Fire Cemetery (Historic Marker Erected 19
Peshtigo River
Peshtigo [brief history]
Peshtigo [origin of place name]
Peshtigo, Marinette Co.
Peshtigo, Town of, Marinette Co.
Petenwell Lake [origin of place name]
Petersburg [origin of place name]
Petersburg, Crawford Co.
Petersville (historical), Waupaca Co.
Petes Landing, Ashland Co.
Petit Rocher, Wisconsin River
Petite Gres, Wisconsin River
Petty Acres, Dane Co.
Pewaugan Lake, Winnebago Co.
Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee West, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee [brief history]
Pewaukee [origin of place name]
Pewaukee, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee, Waukesha Co.
Peyton, Douglas Co.
Phantom Lake [origin of place name]
Pheasant Branch Encampment (Historic Marker Erecte
Pheasant Branch, Dane Co.
Phelps [origin of place name]
Phelps, Town of, Vilas Co.
Phelps, Vilas Co.
Phillips Fire (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Phillips [origin of place name]
Phillips, Price Co.
Phipps, Sawyer Co.
Phlox, Langlade Co.
Piacenza, Winnebago Co.
Pickerel, Langlade Co.
Pickett, Winnebago Co.
Piehl, Town of, Oneida Co.
Pierce County [origin of place name]
Pierce, Town of, Kewaunee Co.
Pierce, Town of, La Crosse Co.
Pierceville, Dane Co.
Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medart Grosellieres (Hi
Pigeon Falls, Trempealeau Co.
Pigeon Falls, Village of, Trempealeau Co.
Pigeon Island [origin of place name]
Pigeon River [origin of place name]
Pigeon, Town of, Trempealeau Co.
Pike Creek [origin of place name]
Pike Lake, Marathon Co.
Pike Lake, Town of, Marathon Co.
Pike Lake, Washington Co.
Pike River, Bayfield Co.
Pike, Town of, Kenosha Co.
Pikeville, Kenosha Co.
Pilot Knob (historical), Adams Co.
Pilsen, Kewaunee Co.
Pilsen, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Pine Bluff, Dane Co.
Pine Creek (historical), Trempealeau Co.
Pine Creek, Town of, Taylor Co.
Pine Creek, Trempealeau Co.
Pine Grove, Brown Co.
Pine Grove, Chippewa Co.
Pine Grove, Town of, Portage Co.
Pine Knob, Crawford Co.
Pine Lake, Iron Co.
Pine Lake, Town of, Marquette Co.
Pine Lake, Town of, Oneida Co.
Pine Lake, Waukesha Co.
Pine River, Election precinct of, Richland Co.
Pine River, Lincoln Co.
Pine River, Richland Co.
Pine River, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Pine River, Town of, Waushara Co.
Pine River, Waushara Co.
Pine Valley, Town of, Clark Co.
Pinehurst, Chippewa Co.
Pipe, Fond du Lac Co.
Pipersville, Jefferson Co.
Pishtaka River, Racine Co. [origin of place name]
Pittsfield, Brown Co.
Pittsfield, Town of, Brown Co.
Pittsville [origin of place name]
Pittsville, Wood Co.
Plain [origin of place name]
Plain, Sauk Co.
Plain, Village of, Sauk Co.
Plainfield [origin of place name]
Plainfield, Town of, Waushara Co.
Plainfield, Village of, Waushara Co.
Plainfield, Waushara Co.
Plainville, Adams Co.
Plat, Washington Co.
Platte Mounds
Platte River, Grant Co.
Platte, Town of, Iowa Co.
Platteville [brief history]
Platteville [origin of place name]
Platteville, Grant Co.
Platteville, Town of, Grant Co.
Pleasant Point, Green Lake Co.
Pleasant Prairie [origin of place name]
Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha Co.
Pleasant Prairie, Town of, Kenosha Co.
Pleasant Prairie, Village of, Kenosha Co.
Pleasant Ridge African American Community (Histori
Pleasant Ridge, Grant Co.
Pleasant Ridge, Iowa Co.
Pleasant Springs [origin of place name]
Pleasant Springs, Town of, Dane Co.
Pleasant Valley, Election precinct of, Columbia Co
Pleasant Valley, Election precinct of, Grant Co.
Pleasant Valley, Election precinct of, Marquette C
Pleasant Valley, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Pleasant Valley, Town of, Pierce Co.
Pleasant Valley, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Pleasant Valley, Vernon Co.
Pleasantville, Trempealeau Co.
Plover Portage, Election precinct of, Portage Co.
Plover [origin of place name]
Plover, Portage Co.
Plover, Town of, Marathon Co.
Plover, Town of, Portage Co.
Plover, Village of, Portage Co.
Plugtown, Crawford Co.
Plum City, Pierce Co.
Plum City: Early History (Historic Marker Erected
Plum Lake, Town of, Vilas Co.
Plummer Point, Winnebago Co.
Plymouth [origin of place name]
Plymouth, Sheboygan Co.
Plymouth, Town of, Juneau Co.
Plymouth, Town of, Rock Co.
Plymouth, Town of, Sheboygan Co.
Point au Sale, Green Bay
Point Basse (Historic Marker Erected 1963)
Point Comfort, Winnebago Co.
Pointe Bas [origin of place name]
Pokegama River and Bay [origin of place name]
Pokegama, Douglas Co.
Pokegama, Town of, Douglas Co.
Pokerville, Dane Co.
Poland, Brown Co.
Polar [origin of place name]
Polar, Langlade Co.
Polar, Town of, Langlade Co.
Pole Cat Crossing, Burnett Co.
Polk County [origin of place name]
Polk [origin of place name]
Polk, Town of, Washington Co.
Polley, Taylor Co.
Polonia, Portage Co.
Poniatowski, Marathon Co.
Poplar, Douglas Co.
Poplar, Village of, Douglas Co.
Popple River, Forest Co.
Popple River, Town of, Forest Co.
Porcupine River
Porcupine, Pepin Co.
Port Andrew, Richland Co.
Port Arthur, Rusk Co.
Port des Morts
Port Edwards [origin of place name]
Port Edwards, Town of, Wood Co.
Port Edwards, Village of, Wood Co.
Port Edwards, Wood Co.
Port Hope, Town of, Columbia Co.
Port Washington [brief history]
Port Washington [origin of place name]
Port Washington, Ozaukee Co.
Port Washington, Town of, Ozaukee Co.
Port Wing, Bayfield Co.
Port Wing, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Portage City, Town of, Columbia Co.
Portage County [origin of place name]
Portage Prairie, Election precinct of, Columbia Co
Portage [brief history]
Portage [origin of place name]
Portage, Columbia Co.
Portage, Town of, Portage Co.
Porter [origin of place name]
Porter's Grove, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
Porter, Town of, Rock Co.
Porterfield, Marinette Co.
Porterfield, Town of, Marinette Co.
Porters, Rock Co.
Portland, Jefferson Co.
Portland, Monroe Co.
Portland, Town of, Calumet Co.
Portland, Town of, Dodge Co.
Portland, Town of, Monroe Co.
Poskin [origin of place name]
Poskin, Barron Co.
Post Lake [origin of place name]
Post Lake, Langlade Co.
Postville, Green Co.
Potato River [origin of place name]
Potawatomi Island [origin of place name]
Potosi [origin of place name]
Potosi, Grant Co.
Potosi, Town of, Grant Co.
Potosi, Village of, Grant Co.
Potter Lake, Walworth Co.
Potter, Calumet Co.
Potter, Village of, Calumet Co.
Potters' Emigration Society (Historic Marker Erect
Pound, Marinette Co.
Pound, Town of, Marinette Co.
Pound, Village of, Marinette Co.
Powell, Iron Co.
Powers Lake, Kenosha Co.
Poy Sippi [origin of place name]
Poy Sippi, Waushara Co.
Poygan Lake, Winnebago Co.
Poygan Paygrounds (Historic Marker Erected 1956)
Poygan [origin of place name]
Poygan, Town of, Winnebago Co.
Poynette [origin of place name]
Poynette, Columbia Co.
Poynette, Village of, Columbia Co.
Poysippi, Town of, Waushara Co.
Poysippi, Waushara Co.
Praag, Buffalo Co.
Prairie Corners, Grant Co.
Prairie Du Chien (Historic Marker erected 1962)
Prairie du Chien [origin of place name]
Prairie du Chien, Crawford Co.
Prairie du Chien, Town of, Crawford Co.
Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co.
Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co. [origin of place name]
Prairie du Sac, Town of, Sauk Co.
Prairie du Sac, Village of, Sauk Co.
Prairie Farm, Barron Co.
Prairie Farm, Town of, Barron Co.
Prairie Farm, Village of, Barron Co.
Prairie La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Prairie Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Prairie View Heights, Dane Co.
Prairie Village, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Prairie, Election precinct of, Lafayette Co.
Prairieville, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Prairieville, village, Waukesha Co.
Pratt Junction, Oneida Co.
Pratt, Town of, Bayfield Co.
Pray, Jackson Co.
Preble [origin of place name]
Preble, Brown Co.
Preble, Town of, Brown Co.
Prentice [origin of place name]
Prentice, Price Co.
Prentice, Town of, Price Co.
Prentice, Village of, Price Co.
Prescott [origin of place name]
Prescott, Pierce Co.
Prescott, Town of, Pierce Co.
Presque Isle [origin of place name]
Presque Isle, Town of, Vilas Co.
Presque Isle, Vilas Co.
Preston [origin of place name]
Preston, Grant Co.
Preston, Town of, Adams Co.
Preston, Town of, Trempealeau Co.
Prestonville [origin of place name]
Price County [origin of place name]
Price [origin of place name]
Price, Jackson Co.
Price, Town of, Jackson Co.
Price, Town of, Langlade Co.
Primrose Lutheran Church (Historic Marker Erected
Primrose [origin of place name]
Primrose, Dane Co.
Primrose, Town of, Dane Co.
Princeton, Green Lake Co.
Princeton, Town of, Green Lake Co.
Prisoners of War (Historic Marker Erected 1990)
Prospect, Waukesha Co.
Puckaway Lake, Marquette Co. [origin of place nam
Pucketville, Pierce Co.
Pukwana Beach, Fond du Lac Co.
Pulaski, Brown Co.
Pulaski, Town of, Iowa Co.
Pulaski, Village of, Brown Co.
Pulcifer, Shawano Co.
Pulp, Florence Co.
Purdy, Vernon Co.
Pureair, Bayfield Co.

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