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Pepin is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Pepin.HistoryBy the mid-17th century, the French had begun to send expeditions into Wisconsin via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River. King Louis XIII of France is believed to have granted a huge piece of land in the Upper Mississippi River Valley to two brothers, Etiene Pepin de la Fond and Guillaume dit Tranchemontagne. Two of Guillaume’s sons, Pierre Pepin and Jean Pepin du Cardonnets, later explored and traded in this area, and their surname became attached to the lake, and ultimately to the village and the county.Laura Ingalls WilderThe author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in the Pepin area, near Lund, Wisconsin, where her family lived. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum is in the village. The Little House Wayside is located seven miles northwest of the village, in the Town of Pepin.GeographyPepin is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.70sqmi, all of it land.Find what you're looking for from your Pepin holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States trip itinerary planner .
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