Wisconsin CountiesThere are 72 counties in the state of Wisconsin.
Calumet County, Wisconsin
Calumet County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Calumet County was named for a Menominee Indian village situated on the southeast shore of Lake Winnebago; see Wis. Hist. Colls., vi, p. 171; F. W. Hodge, "Handbook of American Indians," in S. Bureau of Ethnology Bulletin No. 30, p. 195. The origin of the word is the Norman-French form of chalumet, a tube or reed, which was applied by French Canadians to the Indian implement known as "the pipe of peace" (Gannett, Place Names, p. 59; Handbook, p. 191).
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "CALUMET, County, is bounded on the north by Brown and
Outagamie, on the east by Manitowoc, on the south by Sheboygan and Fond du Lac, and on the west by Winnebago. It was set
off from Brown, December 7, 1836, and organized for county purposes, January 6, 1840. It is well watered by
tributaries of the Manitowoc river, and by small streams entering Lake Winnebago. The Brothertown and Stockbridge
Indians have fine settlements, schools, and churches, in this county, and their farms and buildings compare favorably
with others in the State. They are entitled to all the privileges of citizenship, and are frequently represented by some
of their own number in the State legislature. This county contains much good land, which is for sale at low rates; the
soil is good, and covered with a heavy growth of hard timber. The population in 1840 was 275; 1842, 407; 1846, 836;
1847, 1,060; 1850, 1,746. Farms, 243; manufactories, 5; dwellings, 381."
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