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Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA


Notes: Plover is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States and is a suburb of Stevens Point. It is included in the Stevens Point Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,520 at the 2000 census
The area which later became Plover was selected as the county seat of Portage in 1844. The election for the county seat only noted the general location of an unsettled area around present-day Plover. Until the area was settled, county business was actually conducted in the community of Rushville. The Plover area was platted in 1845, and received a post office at the same time under the name of "Plover Portage." The name of the post office was changed to "Plover" in 1850.
In 1857, State Senator Luther Hanchett of Plover introduced a bill to incorporate the Village of Clayton in the community; he later amended the bill to make the name the Village of Algernon. That bill passed the Wisconsin Legislature, incorporating the Village of Algernon on March 6, 1857. (Algernon was probably named for Algernon B. Crosby, a postmaster in Portage County.) On May 4, 1858, the name of the village was again changed, this time to the Village of Stanton. And in 1864, the name of the village was finally changed to Plover.
In 1868, the county seat was moved to Stevens Point, following a vicious battle in newspapers and the state legislature. The Village of Plover was dissolved. Government of the area fell to the Town of Plover.
Plover was again incorporated as a village on March 8, 1912 by court order, after area residents appoved in an election. This latest incorporation would not be long lived, as Plover was again dissolved on October 7, 1931 after another election. An attempt at re-incorporation failed in 1965.
Plover re-incorporated, for the third time, on September 28, 1971. The vote for incorporation was narrow: 311 for and 289 against. The population of the village at that time was 2618. It incorporated about 6.75 square miles (17 km2) of territory, and increased to about 7.25 square miles (19 km2) in 1981, after annexation. Annexations continued nearly every year until the present


City/Town : Latitude: 44.468281078694154, Longitude: -89.54492568969727


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Hewitt, William Isaac  29 Jun 1856Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA I449118
2 Tuttle, Elsie Loreta  20 Dec 1863Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA I449119


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Hewitt / Tuttle  23 Aug 1882Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin, USA F175233



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