Wisconsin county names

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Wisconsin county names - HERE'S HOW IRON GOT ITS NAME By the L/OWIWWN...
HERE'S HOW IRON GOT ITS NAME By the L/OWIWWN American Revolutionary war general. How did Iron county get its name? Douglas—For Stephen A. Douglas, Heh, heh, ask me a hard one. " was dofoatei , for thc presidency named that because its chief product, its' its' .greatest natural resource, its big-1 hv Lincoln-, in 1860. . • .— gest wealth was iron ore. Originally, present-day Iron county Wa's part of Ashland and Oneida. counties. It was set up as a separate county in 3.S.93 from these two counties. counties. That was the same year that Vilas county was created out of another another part of Oneida county. Iron county, being one of the youngest in j the state, has n^ver had any territorial territorial changes and still retains the boundaries originally established. •An article by Dr. Louise P. KeJ- logg, Ph. D., in the "Wisconsin lifs- torical Society's official proceedings, tells the following interesting' information information about how cither well-known counties received their names: Here's the Low-down. Ashland—Named by Martin Beaser, pioneer settler in the village of Ashland, Ashland, "Wis., for "Ashland", the Ken- Kenosha—For its chief city, which first was known as Southport. Bo-1 cause it is situate'd upon Pike creek, the Indian name "Kenosha" (pickerel) was adopted. Lincoln—For President Lincoln. Marathon—For the ancient Greek battlefield of that name. Price-rFor AVilliam T. Price, presi-1 dent of the state senate when the' county was established. Richland—For the character of its i soil—rich land. • I Rusk—Originally called "Gates county" for John.L. Gates, lumber-i man and capitalist of Milwaukee. TJiu name was changed in 1005 to Rusk in honor of Gov. Jerry Husk,,- who was first U. S. secretary of agriculture. Shawano-r-Chippetva for "southern", "southern", present-day Shawano county tucky homestead of Henry Clay, | having been the southern boundary'! whom Beaser greatly admired. "for the Chlppewa nation. ' ' | Ban-on—Originally named "Dallas | Washburn—For Gfov. C. C. AVash-1 county" in honor of G. M. Dalian, I burn,,, who served from 1872 "to 1-X7-1. j vice president of the United States from 1S45 to 1S-1'J, and. for whose, family the city o£ Dallas, Tex., is named. Name changed to "Barron county" in 1809 for Henry D. Barron, Barron, attorney, editor and circuit judge. • Brown—For Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown, American army hero in War of m:2. Clark—For George Rogers'Clark, Later helped build up Minneapolis as! the wheat and Hour center of thy! middle west. AVaupaca—For a river, the narno being Indian for '"White sand bottom." bottom." ; j Joseph Wood, assem- U-, '„ ri 1 r. JO i , T? V't , e " the ' *"* """i' county was created, of Grand Rapids—now Rapids. com•Wisconsin

Clipped from The Rhinelander Daily News16 Jun 1932, ThuPage 2

The Rhinelander Daily News (Rhinelander, Wisconsin)16 Jun 1932, ThuPage 2
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