Shopiere, Wisconsin

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Shopiere is an unincorporated community in the Town of Turtle, in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2]

History[edit]

The community was originally named Waterloo.[3] The first settlement was made in the 1830s by a colony from Connecticut.[3] The present name is derived from chaux pierre, French for limestone, which is abundant in the area.[4]

Notable people[edit]

The community was the last home of Louis P. Harvey, the short-lived governor of Wisconsin, who drowned bringing medical supplies to wounded troops near the Civil War Battle of Shiloh in 1862.[5]

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 42°34′20″N 88°56′24″W / 42.572219°N 88.939991°W / 42.572219; -88.939991