Introduction to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, in Fond Du Lac county, is 18 miles S of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and 57 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fond du Lac History

Fond du Lac is a French term, meaning the farthest end of the lake. It was named because of its location at the south end of Lake Winnebago. The community was visited by the French Traders in 1787. In the same year, Jacob Franks established a trading post in the area. Fond du Lac County was established in 1838.

Fond du Lac and nearby Attractions

  • Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • Above & Beyond Children's Museum
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park

Things To Do In Fond du Lac

The popular shopping destinations of the area include the Forest Plaza Shopping Center and the Forest Mall Shopping Center. The Oakgreen Golf Course & Driving Range, the Thornbrook Golf Course and the Utica Golf Course are all nearby as well. Local churches include the Peace United Church of Christ, the Martin Luther Latvian Church and the Plymouth Congregational Church. The community hosts the Fondue Festival every September, the Greekfest and Buttermilk Festival every June and the Fond du Lac County Fair every July.

Fond du Lac Transportation

The nearest major airport is Austin Straubel International.

Fond du Lac Higher Education

Marian College of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College, Carroll College, Concordia University-Wisconsin and Saint Norbert College are the local colleges and universities.

Fond Almanac

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Fond Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 24 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp7 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Mount Calvary520$78,750
North Fond du Lac5,020$54,308
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