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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin


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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Sheboygan is approximately 50,792 (2000), 49288 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,588 (1990), 20308 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sheboygan is 34.264 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sheboygan is 14.47 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.377 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sheboygan to Washington DC is 676 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 99 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sheboygan is positioned 43.74 degrees north of the equator and 87.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on Lake Michigan, north of Milwaukee in eastern Wisconsin. Here is a map page for the area. Here is another map page for the city.

Sheboygan is one hour from Milwaukee, Green Bay and the Fox Cities and two hours from Chicago and Madison
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Sheboygan.
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History & History Related Items

Though the origin of the name is not completely certain, most believe it was a Chippewa Indian word meaning ;assage or waterway between the lakes.

First to explore the area were the French, Nicolett in 1635 and Marquette and Joliet in 1643. It wasn't until a number of years later around 1699, that Father St. Cosme came to work with the Pottawatomie Indians there. A trading post was established in 1818 by a William Farnsworth. Others came built a saw mill and other homes and businesses. Finally, a post office was opened in 1836. Sheboygan became part of Sheboygan County in 1836 when the new county was created from Brown County on 7 December. Incorporation as a village took place on 9 February 1846. The city was first chartered in 1853.

Here is a good history page for Sheboygan created by the city. The page has a number of good historical photographs along with the in depth history.

Find out why Sheboygan was known as the Furniture capital of the world and more about the USS Sheboygan at this informative history page from the local library. Sheboygan was also once known as the Bratwurst capital of world.
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Sheboygan County Museum
3110 Erie Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081-3660
Phone: 920-458-1103

Things to do in the area.
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Economy & Industry

diversified and include furniture, wood products, corrugated packaging, plumbing and the famous cheese and sausage industry.
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Sheboygan City Government

The City of Sheboygan
Sheboygan City Clerk
828 Center Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920-459-3361

Sheboygan Police Department
828 Center Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920-459-3333 (non-emergency)
Fax: 920-459-0205

Sheboygan Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
712 Riverfront Dr # 101
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4665
Phone: 920-457-9491

Sheboygan Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
712 Riverfront Dr # 101
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4665
Phone: 920-457-9491

Sheboygan Libraries

Mead Public Library
710 N 8th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920-459-3400

Sheboygan Schools

Sheboygan Area School District
830 Virginia Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4427
Phone: 920-459-3500 Sheboygan


The population of Sheboygan was:
1837 - 361860 - 4,271
1868 - about 5,000
1893 - 23,000
1990 - 49,676
1998 - 51,138 (estimate)
2000 - 51,017
2002 - 50,689 (estimate)

In 2001, there were 199.72 miles of streets in Sheboygan.

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