Pepin County, Wisconsin

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Pepin County
Historic Pepin County Courthouse Museum in Durand, Wisconsin
Historic Pepin County Courthouse Museum in Durand, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Pepin County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°36′N 92°00′W / 44.6°N 92°W / 44.6; -92
Country United States
State Wisconsin
FoundedFebruary 25, 1858
Named forPierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets
SeatDurand
Largest cityDurand
Area
 • Total249 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Land232 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  6.7%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total7,469
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.pepin.wi.us

Pepin County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, 7,469 people lived there. Its county seat is Durand.[1]

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Pepin County.

History[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19007,905
19107,577−4.1%
19207,481−1.3%
19307,450−0.4%
19407,8976.0%
19507,462−5.5%
19607,332−1.7%
19707,319−0.2%
19807,4772.2%
19907,107−4.9%
20007,2131.5%
20107,4693.5%
WI Counties 1900-1990

Pepin County was formed in 1858 from parts of Dunn County. It was named after the French conquistadors Pierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 249 square miles (644.9 km2). Of this, 232 square miles (600.9 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41.4 km2) (6.59%) is water. Pepin County is the smallest county in Wisconsin.

Cities, villages, and towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 44°36′N 92°00′W / 44.60°N 92.00°W / 44.60; -92.00