Origin of "Wisconsin"

Wisconsin State Name Origin

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Scenic Woodbury Lake near Three Lakes, Wisconsin

Scenic Woodbury Lake near Three Lakes, Wisconsin; photo © Linda (akahodag) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

What does "Wisconsin" mean?

The name Wisconsin is based on the Chippewa Indian word Ouisconsin, believed to mean "grassy place." Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848.

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Wisconsin Geology and Topography Map by USGS.
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