Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

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Sinsinawa (/ˌsɪnˈsɪnəwɑː/) is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2] The community is in the towns of Jamestown and Hazel Green, one mile north of the border with Illinois. The community is 7 12 miles (12.1 km) east of Dubuque, Iowa, and 6 12 miles (10.5 km) west of the village of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. The town is best known for being the mother house of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

Sinsinawa, Wisconsin
Sinsinawa is located in Wisconsin
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Sinsinawa is located in the United States
Sinsinawa (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°31′25″N 90°32′21″W / 42.52361°N 90.53917°W / 42.52361; -90.53917Coordinates: 42°31′25″N 90°32′21″W / 42.52361°N 90.53917°W / 42.52361; -90.53917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
TownsJamestown, Hazel Green
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608


The community's name means either "rattlesnake" or "Home of the Young Eagle" in Sioux. The first white settler in the area was George Wallace Jones, who purchased land for a lead smelter in 1827. He soon sold the land to the Dominican priest Samuel Mazzuchelli, who subsequently built a men's college, Sinsinawa Mound College, in 1846. Mazzuchelli founded the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in 1847. This religious order founded a women's college and high school in Sinsinawa in 1865.[3]

Sinsinawa MoundEdit

Sinsinawa Mound is a cone-shaped hill in the area, from which the area gets its name. Sinsinawa Creek runs along the hill south towards the Fever River in Illinois.[4]

The Sinsinawa Mound raid of June 29, 1832, part of the Black Hawk War, took place near Sinsinawa Mound. In August 2007 there was a commemoration of the 175th anniversary on the war.


  1. ^ "Sinsinawa, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Sinsinawa, Wisconsin
  3. ^ Grant County, Wisconsin Visitor Information - Towns and Villages
  4. ^ "Sinsinawa Mound (Wisconsin)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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