Butte des Morts, Wisconsin

Coordinates: 44°05′58″N 88°39′14″W / 44.09944°N 88.65389°W / 44.09944; -88.65389
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Butte des Morts, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Downtown Butte des Morts
Downtown Butte des Morts
Butte des Morts is located in Wisconsin
Butte des Morts
Butte des Morts
Location in state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°5′57″N 88°39′14″W / 44.09917°N 88.65389°W / 44.09917; -88.65389
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.24 sq mi (3.22 km2)
 • Land1.22 sq mi (3.17 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
775 ft (236 m)
 • Total962
 • Density786/sq mi (303.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code920
FIPS code55-11500[1]
GNIS feature ID1562472[2]

Butte des Morts is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Winneconne, in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States.[3]

As of the 2010 census, its population was 962.[4] The community is located at the north side of (Big) Lake Butte des Morts[5] on the former route of Wisconsin Highway 110. The name means "hill of the dead" in French.[6] Butte des Morts uses the ZIP code 54927. The Augustin Grignon Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located within the community. Butte des Morts has an area of 1.246 square miles (3.23 km2); 1.225 square miles (3.17 km2) of this is land, and 0.021 square miles (0.054 km2) is water.

Origin of Name

In 1730 French soldiers and Menominee warriors massacred people of the Sauk Nation. The French named the place the Hill of the Dead, or Butte des Morts.[7][8]



  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Butte des Morts, WI Profile: Facts & Data".
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Lake Butte des Morts
  6. ^ "Butte des Morts, Lake [origin of place name]". www.wisconsinhistory.org. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Author(s) unknown. "A Brief History of the Town of Menasha" (PDF). Wisconsin Public Library. pp. 13–14. Retrieved November 11, 2018. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ Bjornerd, Marcia (2006). Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth. New York: Basic Books. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-465-00684-7.

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