Pepin County, Wisconsin

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Pepin County, Wisconsin
OldCourthousePepinCountyWI.jpg
Historic Pepin County Courthouse Museum in Durand, Wisconsin
Location within Wisconsin
Location within Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 25, 1858
Named forPierre and Jean Pepin du Chardonnets
SeatDurand
Largest cityDurand
Area
 • Total249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Land232 sq mi (601 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (44 km2), 6.7%
Population
 • (2010)7,469
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
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 populations
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