Place:Door, Wisconsin, United States

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NameDoor
Alt namesDoorsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.917°N 87.3°W
Located inWisconsin, United States     (1851 - )
See alsoBrown, Wisconsin, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Door County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,785. Its county seat is Sturgeon Bay. Door County is a popular vacation and tourist destination, especially for residents of Wisconsin and Illinois.

The county is named after the strait between the Door Peninsula and Washington Island. The dangerous passage, which is now scattered with shipwrecks, was known to early French explorers and local Native Americans. Because of the natural hazards of the strait, where the waters of Green Bay meet the open body of Lake Michigan, they gave it the French appellation Porte des Morts Passage, which in English means the "Door to the Way to Death," or simply, "Death's Door."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 2,948
1870 4,919
1880 11,645
1890 15,682
1900 17,583
1910 18,711
1920 19,073
1930 18,182
1940 19,095
1950 20,870
1960 20,685
1970 20,106
1980 25,029
1990 25,690

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