Prairie du Chien Wisconsin Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising
      		        KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide 


US Facts

Footsteps of

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For

Prairie du Chien

Crawford County,


Zip Code

Where the Bald Eagles soar and the Carp drops!

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.

What would you like to know about Prairie du Chien

Statistics & Facts



History & History-related items

City Attractions

Prairie du Chien Government

Prairie du Chien Business Directory.

Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce.

Prairie du Chien Libraries.

Prairie du Chien Schools.

Zip Codes


Return to Index

Statistics & Facts

The population of Prairie du Chien is approximately 6,047 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 2,393 (1990).

The amount of land area in Prairie du Chien is 11.271 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.936 sq kilometers.
The distance from Prairie du Chien to Washington DC is 826 miles. The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Prairie du Chien is positioned 43.04 degrees north of the equator and 91.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Prairie du Chien elevation is 611-650 feet above sea level. Elevations along the Mississippi River Bluffs range from 500 - 600 feet above sea level.
Prairie du Chien miscellany.

Return to Index


Prairie du Chien location: in southwest Wisconsin.

Return to Index


The geography for Prairie du Chien is in a valley about ten miles long and up to 1.5 miles wide. It was formed from the melting glaciers of thousands of years ago.

Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Prairie du Chien history:

The first Europeans to the area were Marquette and Jolliet who came through on 17 June 1673. the name of Prairie du Chien came from the French for Prairie of the Dog, an early Fox chief who lived on the prairie. Early on, the area was kept as a rendezvous between the local Native Americans, the fur traders and okthers who would meet to exchange furs for other goods. Fort Shelby was built here in the early 1800's. It was burned in 1814 during the War of 1812. Prairie de Chien was incorporated in 1872.

Here is a history page for Prairie du Chien.
Return to Index


Prairie du Chien attractions:

Fort Crawford Museum
Operated by the historical society, this museum offers over 50 exhibits in three buildings.
Open May through October

The Prairie Villa Rendezvous
held each year in June with demonstrations, food, contests, auctions and much more.

Return to Index

Contribute information free for this community or any other community in the USA

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Learn how to advertise on Key to the City

Choose a new community in the state of Wisconsin

To go to a new state, choose the States page
To choose another state, go to the State page.
Return to the Top USA City Directory and US City Resource Guide - Key to the City

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! We'll leave the light on for you!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search