Durand, Wisconsin

city in and county seat of Pepin County, Wisconsin

Durand is a city in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, 1,931 people lived there. Durand is the seat of Pepin County. The city is in the Town of Durand.

Durand
Durand skyline
Durand skyline
Motto(s): 
"On the Banks of the Chippewa"
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Location of Durand in Pepin County, Wisconsin.
Durand is located in Wisconsin
Durand
Durand
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°37′43″N 91°57′42″W / 44.62861°N 91.96167°W / 44.62861; -91.96167Coordinates: 44°37′43″N 91°57′42″W / 44.62861°N 91.96167°W / 44.62861; -91.96167
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyPepin
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • MayorPatrick J. Milliren
Area
 • Total1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Land1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation721 ft (219 m)
Population
 • Total1,931
 • Estimate 
(2016)
1,846
 • Density1,103.4/sq mi (426.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Standard
54736
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-21225
GNIS feature ID1564195[2]
WebsiteOfficial website

Durand was first named Bear Creek.[4] It is on the banks of the Chippewa River about 15 miles (24 km) from its confluence with the Mississippi River.

HistoryEdit

The Durand area was first settled in 1856 by Miles Durand Prindle. Prindle came up the river in a keel boat named the "Dutch Lady." He took government land on the site of the present city. Durand became a city on April 12, 1887.[5]

The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder begin here in Pepin County.

GeographyEdit

The city has a total area of 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2). Of this, 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.[1]

Notable peopleEdit

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. Durand, Town of, Pepin Co
  5. City of Durand