Shopiere, Wisconsin

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Shopiere, Wisconsin
Shopiere Congregational Church
Shopiere, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Shopiere, Wisconsin
Shopiere, Wisconsin
Shopiere, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Shopiere, Wisconsin
Shopiere, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°34′20″N 88°56′24″W / 42.572219°N 88.939991°W / 42.572219; -88.939991Coordinates: 42°34′20″N 88°56′24″W / 42.572219°N 88.939991°W / 42.572219; -88.939991
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyRock
Elevation
251 m (823 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1574070[1]

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]

  1. ^ a b "Shopiere, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Hometown Locator
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "Term: Shopiere [origin of place name]". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  5. ^ Bauchle, May L. (1926–1927). "The Shopiere Shrine". Wisconsin Magazine of History. 10 (1): 29–34.