Sheboygan's downtown looking southeast along N. 8th St., from Mead Public Library's top floor. The city's tallest building, the U.S. Bank Building, is in the background.
|Nickname(s): Bratwurst Capital of the World,
The City of Cheese, Chairs & Children
|Motto: Spirit on the Lake|
|• Mayor||Terry Van Akkeren (NP)|
|• Total||14.11 sq mi (36.54 km2)|
|• Land||13.97 sq mi (36.18 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)|
|• Estimate (2011)||49,135|
|• Density||3,528.1/sq mi (1,362.2/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||53081 & 53083|
Sheboygan is a city in Wisconsin, United States. It is the county seat of Sheboygan County. As of the 2010 census, 49,288 people lived there. It is the main city of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River. It is about 50 miles (80 km) north of Milwaukee and 64 miles (103 km) south of Green Bay.
Geography :)[change | change source]
History[change | change source]
Bratwurst[change | change source]
Sheboygan County is well-known for its bratwurst. The Sheboygan Jaycees have an annual fund-raising festival called Bratwurst Days. Events include the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship.
Sister cities[change | change source]
Sheboygan's sister cities are:
Awards and rankings[change | change source]
- Sheboygan was recognized by Reader's Digest as "The Best Place to Raise a Family" in the United States in 1995.
Notable natives and residents[change | change source]
- Ray Buivid, American football player
- The Chordettes, singing quartet
- John Dittrich, NFL player
- Joe Hauser, Major League Baseball player
- John Michael Kohler, industrialist
- Terry Jodok Kohler, industrialist
- Walter J. Kohler, Jr., Governor of Wisconsin
- Walter J. Kohler, Sr., Governor of Wisconsin
- Wesley Lau, actor
- Jackie Mason, comedian
- George Sauer, Jr., NFL player
- Carl Schuette, NFL player
- E. E. Smith, science fiction author
- Edward Voigt, U.S. Representative
Images[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/files/Gaz_places_national.txt. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2011/files/SUB-EST2011-IP.csv. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- J. E. Leberman, One Hundred Years of Sheboygan 1846-1946
- "Sheboygan County Registrar of Deeds". http://www.co.sheboygan.wi.us/html/d_regdeeds.html.
- "History". Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce. http://www.sheboygan.org/community/history.asp.
- LaRose, Eric (2006-03-01). "City asked to abolish brat-eating contest". The Sheboygan Press (Gannett). http://www.sheboygan-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060301/SHE0101/603010492/1062.
- "The Sheboygan Press". Gannett. http://www.gannett.com/about/map/ataglance/sheboygan.htm.
Other websites[change | change source]
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