Shawano County History

Established as Shawano County, 16 Feb. 1853, from parts of Winnebago, Waupaca and Oconto Counties. Judicially attached to Outagamie County, 1853-1859. Changed to Shawano County, 4 Apr 1864. Unless otherwise noted, towns established by County Board.

 

Almon Est. 1872/1873, from Seneca

Angelica Est. 16 Nov 1866 from Hartland and Shawano

Aniwa Est. by Legislature 11 Apr 1885 from Hutchins

Bartleme Est. 13 Jun 1912 from Almon

Belle Plaine Est. 27 Mar 1858 from Matteson

Birnamwood Est.  Mar 1883 from Almon

Fairbanks Est. Mar 1878 from Seneca

Germania Est. Nov 1886 from Fairbanks

Grant Est. 16 Jun 1868 from Pella

Green Valley Est. 1872/1873 from Angelica and Washington

Hartland Est. 10 Dec 1859 from Shawano

Herman Est. 25 Feb 1871 from Richmond

    Order rescinded, 24 Mar 1871, Town reestablished 25 Apr 1871

How Est. 17 Nov 1875 from Green Valley

    Set off to Oconto County, 27 Feb 1879

Hutchins Name changed 26 Jul 1880 from Hutchinson

Hutchinson Est. Mar 1878, from Almon

    Name changed to Hutchins 26 Jul 1880

Keshena Est. by Legislature, 31 Mar 1856

    Included Menominee Reservation. Appears in 1865 Census. Not in 1875 Census

Langlade Est. by Oconto County Bd, 2 Mar 1876

    Set off to New Langlade County, 27 Feb 1879. Set off to Shawano County 19 Feb 1881. Returned to Langlade County 3 Apr 1883

Lessor Est. 7 Dec 1870 from Waukechon or Hartland

Maple Grove Est. 23 May 1870 from Angelica

Matteson Est. 17 May 1856 from Shawano and Waukechon

    Set off to Waupaca County 27 Mar 1860

Milltown Est. 13 Nov 1879 from Hutchinson

    Name changed to Norwood, 9 Nov 1880

Morris Est. 17 Mar 1881 from Seneca

Navarino Name changed 1 Dec 1874 from Mayville

Norwood Name changed 9 Nov 1880 from Milltown

    Set off to Langlade County 19 Feb 1881

Pella Est. 9 Jul 1860 from Matteson

    First meeting 23 Jul 1860

Red Springs Est. by Legislature 5 Jul 1911 from Herman

Richmond Est. 25 Jan 1856, from Shawano

    Vacated when reattached to Shawano, 17 May 1856. Reestablished 24 Jan 1857. Boundaries uncertain

Rolling Est. 16 Dec 1880 from Norwood

    Set off to Langlade County 19 Feb 1881

Seneca Est. 25 Feb 1871 from Richmond

Shawanaw Est. by Legislature 16 Feb 1853 to include entire County.

    Name changed by County Bd. to Shawano 17 May 1856

Shawano Name changed 17 May 1856 from Shawanaw

    Vacated 14 Mar 1877. Territory attached to Richmond, Washington and Waukechon

Washington Est. 18 Feb 1870 from Shawano

Waukechon Est. 25 jan 1856 from Shawano

Wittenberg Est. 9 Nov 1880 from Seneca and Almon