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The county seat of Kenosha County, Wisconsin is the city of Kenosha. It is the fourth largest city in the state and sits on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. The Ojibwa called the place Masu-kinoja, which speaks about a place where spawning trout all show up simultaneously. The European settlers who first came to the area were from the Western Emigration Company, and they arrived in the early 1830s from various places who wanted to buy enough land for a town. They had already tried in Racine as well as Milwaukee before they arrived in Kenosha in June of 1835. They immediately set about building homes and schools and even churches that year. The post office was established in 1836, and the community was called Pike Creek. About a year later, the name was changed to Southport. In 1850, the name was changed to the anglicized version of the Ojibwa name to Kenosha.

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