Paris (community), Wisconsin

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Paris, Wisconsin
Paris is located in Wisconsin
Paris
Paris
Paris is located in the United States
Paris
Paris
Coordinates: 42°38′01″N 88°03′05″W / 42.63361°N 88.05139°W / 42.63361; -88.05139Coordinates: 42°38′01″N 88°03′05″W / 42.63361°N 88.05139°W / 42.63361; -88.05139
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyKenosha
TownParis
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
GNIS feature ID1571034[1]

Paris is a small unincorporated community in north-central Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States, located at U.S. Route 45 and Wisconsin Highway 142 in the town of Paris.[1][2] The name was chosen by 19th century settler Seth Butler Myrick in honor of the town of his birth in Oneida County, New York. Paris is the site of the Paris Corners town cemetery. The area once had the nickname "Tar Corners", after an incident where a dispute between neighbors led to a tarring and feathering.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paris". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Kenosha County (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Paris Corners at placenames.com Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Kenosha County Place Names Archived 2008-05-30 at the Wayback Machine