Grand opening celebration of the new U.S. Highway 10 bridge at Durand, 1941.

County History

Pepin County was created by a special act of the Wisconsin Legislature on February 25, 1858; ten years after Wisconsin became a state. Before that, Pepin was part of Dunn County, and before that, part of Chippewa County. The lands including Pepin County were acquired by the Federal government by treaty with the Dakota peoples in 1837.

Resources

The Making of Pepin County

(PowerPoint)
The Making of Pepin County

(full text, endnotes, bibliography)
History of Pepin County Jail 1858-1985

History of the Old Pepin County Courthouse & Washington Square

History of the Chippewa Valley, 1891

History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, 1919

History of Dunn County, 1925