Place:Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States

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Trempealeau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,816. Its county seat is Whitehall.

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History

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Patches of woodland are all that remain of the brush and light forest that once covered the county. In ancient times, the woodlands contained a great deal of timber, but Native Americans burned them periodically to encourage the growth of berries. They did little cultivation and had been almost completely removed from the area by 1837.

French fur traders were the first Europeans to enter this land. At the mouth of the Trempealeau River, which flows from northeast to southwest across the county on its way to the Mississippi River, they found a bluff surrounded by water and called it "La Montagne qui trempe à l’eau," which means "mountain with its foot in the water." The name was later shortened.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1845 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 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
1860 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 2,560
1870 10,732
1880 17,189
1890 18,920
1900 23,114
1910 22,928
1920 24,506
1930 23,910
1940 24,381
1950 23,730
1960 23,377
1970 23,344
1980 26,158
1990 25,263

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