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The community was originally named Waterloo. The first settlement was made in the 1830s by a colony from Connecticut. The present name is derived from chaux pierre, French for limestone, which is abundant in the area.
- "Shopiere, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Wisconsin Hometown Locator
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 124.
- "Term: Shopiere [origin of place name]". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- Bauchle, May L. (1926–1927). "The Shopiere Shrine". Wisconsin Magazine of History. 10 (1): 29–34.
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