Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Chilton
Parent: Territorial County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
The county's name originated from the word calumet, which was a ceremonial pipe used by Native Americans in councils on the east shore of Lake Winnebago.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
CALUMET.--Population 3,633 (1855)
Lies on the cast shore of Lake Winnebago, and is yet but slightly settled compared with its surrounding neighbors. It is covered with a heavy growth of hard timber, and contains what was for a long time the Stockbridge Indian Reservation. These two causes, kept the settlers from this county until Winnebago, on the west side of the Lake, with the attractions of timber, openings and prairies had so far out-stripped Calumet in population that there is little prospect of its reaching that degree of prosperity which its neighbors have acquired. There are still the remains of the Stockbridge and Brothertown Indians in the County occupying their well tilled farms. The County is well watered, and contains much excellent land yet unoccupied.
Within a few months Calumet has advanced more rapidly in population, than at any previous period. In 1850 the population, including about 300 Indians, was 1740, in 1855 exclusive of the same, it was 3,531.
Chilton Centre, a flourishing village is the County Seat.
This County is wholly in the Green Bay land district, and entries must be made at the land offices at Menasha.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Calumet Register of Deeds
206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014-1127
Telephone: (920) 849-1441
Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.
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