Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

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Sinsinawa, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Sinsinawa
Sinsinawa
Sinsinawa is located in Wisconsin
Sinsinawa
Sinsinawa
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Sinsinawa is located in the US
Sinsinawa
Sinsinawa
Sinsinawa (the US)
Coordinates: 42°31′25″N 90°32′21″W / 42.52361°N 90.53917°W / 42.52361; -90.53917Coordinates: 42°31′25″N 90°32′21″W / 42.52361°N 90.53917°W / 42.52361; -90.53917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Grant
Towns Jamestown, Hazel Green
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 608

Sinsinawa (/ˌsɪnˈsɪnəwɑː/) is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] The community is in the towns of Jamestown and Hazel Green, one mile north of the border with Illinois. The community is 7 12 miles (12.1 km) east of Dubuque, Iowa, and 6 12 miles (10.5 km) west of the village of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. The town is best known for being the mother house of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

History[edit]

The community's name means either "rattlesnake" or "Home of the Young Eagle" in Sioux. The first white settler in the area was George Wallace Jones, who purchased land for a lead smelter in 1827. He soon sold the land to the Dominican priest Samuel Mazzuchelli, who subsequently built a men's college, Sinsinawa Mound College, in 1846. Mazzuchelli founded the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in 1847. This religious order founded a women's college and high school in Sinsinawa in 1865.[3]

Sinsinawa Mound[edit]

Sinsinawa Mound is a cone-shaped hill in the area, from which the area gets its name. Sinsinawa Creek runs along the hill south towards the Fever River in Illinois.[4]

The Sinsinawa Mound raid of June 29, 1832, part of the Black Hawk War, took place near Sinsinawa Mound. In August 2007 there was a commemoration of the 175th anniversary on the war.

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