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Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

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  • Paul Raymond Babbitt (1925 - 2021)
    Paul Raymond Babbitt 96 of Wilton, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-La Crosse. He was born August 1, 1925, in Trempealeau, Wisconsin to Will...
  • Robert William Babbitt (1922 - 1991)
  • Alfred Even Gilbertson (1873 - 1957)
  • Otis S. Bersing (1901 - 1978)
    Eau Claire Leader Telegram 10 Oct 1978 pg 1 and obit pg 5 LA CROSSE — A 77-year-old former Blair man died Monday at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse of injuries he received in a Sept. 27 accident in Bla...

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French fur traders were the first Europeans to enter this land, traveling by river across the county. At the mouth of the Trempealeau River at its confluence with the Mississippi River, they found a bluff surrounded by water and called it La Montagne qui trempe à l’eau ("mountain steeped in water"). It is now known as Trempealeau Mountain. The name was later shortened to Trempealeau. Created in 1854 and organized in 1855, the county is named after the river.

During the 19th and 20th century large numbers of Norwegian immigrants settled in the area in pursuit of cheap land, a better life and more opportunities. Much of the population is still of Norwegian descent and celebrate their ancestry by making foods native to Norway and participating in Norwegian Constitution Day events.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Arcadia
  • Blair
  • Eleva
  • Ettrick
  • Galesville
  • Independence
  • Osseo
  • Pigeon Falls
  • Strum
  • Trempealeau
  • Whitehall (County Seat)

Towns & Communities

Albion | Beaches Corners | Burnside | Butman Corners | Caledonia | Chapultepee | Centerville | Chimney Rock | Coral City | Cortland | Dewey Corners | Dodge | Elk Creek | Frenchville | Gale | Hale | Hegg | Iduna | Lincoln | New City | North Creek | Pigeon | Pine Creek | Pleasantville | Preston | Russell | Sumner | Tamarack | Unity | Upper French Creek | West Prairie | Williamsburg | Wrights Corners

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Trempealeau Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Upper Mississippi River Nat'l Wildlife & Fish Ref. (part)