Door County

Door County, Wisconsin

PO Box 670
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: (920) 746-2200
Fax: (920) 746-2330
www.co.door.wi.gov

On the peninsula in northeast WI, bordered on west by Green Bay and on east by Lake Michigan; organized Feb 11,1851 from Brown County. Name Origin: Origin uncertain. A legendary incident involving Indians is said to be the reason the strait between Washington Island and the peninsula is named in French La Porte des Morts, 'Door of the Dead.' Or possibly "the door" refers to the entrance to Green Bay. The county later took the name from the strait.

Area (sq mi):: 2369.83 (land 482.72; water 1887.11) Population per square mile: 58.70
Population 2005: 28,349 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 8.80% Population 2000: 27,961 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $21,356; median household $38,813; Population below poverty level: 6.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,123-$30,657
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Charles East High School spent two weeks in Door County, Wisconsin, studying at Birch Creek Music Performance Center.
Critique: President of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime and dividing her time between Chicago and Door County, Wisconsin, author Patricia Skalka is an impressively accomplished master of the mystery genre (Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills Rock, Death in Cold Water, and Death Rides the Ferry) and in her latest novel, "Death by the Bay" she once again fully captures the reader's dedicated attention in a complex mystery with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster.
The Door County Community Center not only revitalized a historic 1930s highway garage but also incorporated an impressive array of uses into the Sturgeon Bay structure.
Areas such as Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior, the Door County waters of Lake Michigan, Lake St.
It was lost during a legendary battle at Fort Mechingan, somewhere deep in the woods of what is now Door County, Wisconsin.
Synopsis: On a bracing autumn day in Door County, a prominent philanthropist disappears.
In the Midwest, a massive storm sends Lake Michigan surging over the Door County peninsula, and thousands of refugees flee inland.
A Door County judge has won the Wisconsin Supreme Court's consent to a request for a rule change concerning the appointment of a vice chairman to the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee.<br />Door County Circuit Court Judge Todd Ehlers petitioned the court in March to change Chapter 60 of the Supreme Court Rules so that the justices could appoint a vice chair for the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee should the chairperson of the committee not be able perform his role for more than five business days.<br />The Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee is appointed by the Supreme Court and was established to issue formal advisory opinions and give judges and judicial officers informal advice about how to follow the state's Code of Judicial Conduct.
The book starts in the northwest corner of the state and ends in Door County conforming to some extent with the stateAEs geologic story.
Photo Credits: Releasing a Tagged Monarch Butterfly courtesy of Door County Living 12 (bottom-Left); Bee, grasshopper, cicada, and katydid by Susan Richardson 20-21; Wikimedia Commons: by Mike Lewinski from Tres Piedras, NM, United States (Praying mantis) [CC BY 2.0] 4 (bottom-left); by Yogendra Joshi (Praying Mantis) [CC BY 2.0] 4 (bottom-right); by Marshal Hedin from San Diego [CC BY 2.0] 12 (bottom-right); by AlphaGeek (CC BY 2.0] 15 (bottom-right); by Katja Schulz from Washington, D.
Wisconsin's rural Door County Peninsula draws visitors in the summer for its famed cherry pies and fish boils, as well as more than 480 kilometers of shoreline.
"Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss." - Columnist and editor for the Door County Advocate Doug Larson