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Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

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  • Beatha Ofstdahl (1866 - 1937)
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  • Hans Borre Nelson (1862 - 1934)
  • Nels Borre Nelson, Sr. (1859 - 1929)
    N.B. Nelson who died Saturday evening, January 5. Although he had been ailing for some time with bronchitis and heart trouble, death was caused from the flu. Nels Nelson was born January 10, 1859 in Bi...

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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



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Trempealeau Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

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