Place:Oconto, Wisconsin, United States

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Oconto County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,660. Its county seat is Oconto. The county was established in 1851.

Oconto County is part of the Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Green Bay-Shawano, WI Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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First visited by French explorers in the 17th century, Oconto County is among the oldest settlements in Wisconsin. Father Claude-Jean Allouez of the Roman Catholic Jesuit order said the first Mass in Oconto. Among the first settlers was Joseph Tourtilott, who explored much of the Oconto River watershed. Many of Tourtilott's descendants continue to reside in Oconto County, which has the highest percentage of residents with French ancestry in Wisconsin.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Marriage 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
1876 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1970 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 3,592
1870 8,321
1880 9,848
1890 15,009
1900 20,874
1910 25,657
1920 27,104
1930 26,386
1940 27,075
1950 26,238
1960 25,110
1970 25,553
1980 28,947
1990 30,226

Note: Menominee County was formed in 1961 from part of Shawano County (1960 pop. 2,345) and part of Oconto County (1960 pop. 261).

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