Introduction to Mequon, Wisconsin
Mequon, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee county, is 14 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of the year 2000 census, 21,823 people lived in Mequon.
The Potawatomi and Menominee Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day City of Mequon. The city derived its name from the Native American word "Miguan," meaning ladle. However, some also believe that the city was named after the daughter of a local Indian chief. The first white settlers arrived in the area in the late 1830s. The City of Mequon was officially incorporated in 1957.
Mequon and nearby Attractions
- Mequon Nature Preserve
- Mee - Kwon Park Golf Course
- Pabst House
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Harrington Beach State Park
- Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
Things To Do In Mequon
Local parks include the Katherine Kearney Carpenter Park and Mequon Park. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the North Shore Country Club or the Ozaukee Country Club. The Mequon Nature Preserve, the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Harrington Beach State Park, the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum are all accessible from Mequon as well. Every June, Mequon hosts the Pommerntag Outdoor German Festival.
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Mequon Higher Education
Concordia University-Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.