Door County

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Door County, Wisconsin

PO Box 670
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: (920) 746-2200
Fax: (920) 746-2330

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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She was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO and enjoyed traveling, especially to their summer home on Washington Island in Door County, WI. Jean loved reading, long conversations and was a volunteer with the Blind Services Association of Chicago.
He looked forward all year to the annual "Kelly-Abbott" summer vacations to Door County, WI. Bill and Joelle also enjoyed taking their son David to Disney World every year.
Kathy was a member of various art associations in Illinois and also in Door County, WI. She had a deep love for and was inspired by the nature all around her.
Martin loved spending time outdoors, gardening and enjoying their vacation home in Door County, WI. Martin's most cherished role was that of a loving husband, father and grandfather every day.
Upon retirement in 2002, he and Janet moved from their home in Buffalo Grove, IL, to Door County, WI, where they found the area both beautiful and welcoming, and became members of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.