Wonewoc Wisconsin - a village in Juneau County,USA


Wonewoc Wisconsin is a village in Juneau County, Wisconsin, United States, along the Baraboo River. The population was 816 at the 2010 census.

Wonewoc is located in the southernmost part of Juneau County, in an unglaciated region of Wisconsin. The resulting landscape is filled with jagged bluffs, with the scenic Baraboo River flowing next to the town.

The Wonewoc Formation was first described here and named for the village.

Wonewoc is located at 43°40' North, 90°14' West (43.654, -90.223).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all of it land.

The name “Wonewoc” is of Indigenous American origin, probably meaning "howling hills". However, at the time of colonization, the site and subsequent town were known to the native Hocąk (Winnebago) people as Wonį́wąk, which in their language means, "wicked, bad." How this site received such a name is lost to prehistory. George and Lucinda Willard first settled the area in 1851. The town was incorporated as a village in 1878, and once the railroad was built village growth exploded. The population of the town was largely settled by Yankee colonists from New England, according to the 1860 census.

When the railroad era ended Wonewoc’s growth halted. Wonewoc is now a quiet, scenic town known for its beauty and close-knit community.

The village government is made up of a president and board of trustees. The president is Lee Kutcher, and the board of trustees include Rick Field, Nick Baldwin, Kevin Jennings, Sherry Roehling, Amy Miller, and Scott Jennings. The chief of police is Julie Ott.


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