Durand, Wisconsin

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Durand skyline
Durand skyline
Motto(s): "On the Banks of the Chippewa"
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Durand is located in Wisconsin
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°37′43″N 91°57′42″W / 44.62861°N 91.96167°W / 44.62861; -91.96167Coordinates: 44°37′43″N 91°57′42″W / 44.62861°N 91.96167°W / 44.62861; -91.96167
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Pepin
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Patrick J. Milliren
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation[2] 721 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,931
 • Estimate (2016) 1,846
 • Density 1,103.4/sq mi (426.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Standard 54736
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-21225
GNIS feature ID 1564195[2]
Website Official website

Durand is a city in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, 1,931 people lived there. Durand is the seat of Pepin County. The city is in the Town of Durand.

Durand was first named Bear Creek.[4] It is on the banks of the Chippewa River about 15 miles (24 km) from its confluence with the Mississippi River.

History[change | change source]

The Durand area was first settled in 1856 by Miles Durand Prindle. Prindle came up the river in a keel boat named the "Dutch Lady." He took government land on the site of the present city. Durand became a city on April 12, 1887.[5]

The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder begin here in Pepin County.

Geography[change | change source]

The city has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2). Of this, 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.[1]

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