Fond du Lac is located in the eastern-central part of the state of Wisconsin and a city and seat of Fond du Lac County. It is situated in the Fond du Lac River and the southern end of Lake Winnebago, which is at the northwestern part of Milwaukee. The area’s first inhabitants were the Ho-Chunk Nation or the Winnebago Indians. The city originated and was first founded as a French trading post, and the name was taken because of its location which means “bottom of the lake.” In 1835, the area was laid out and was then settled by numerous German immigrants the following year. The economy was primarily centered on lumbering and with grain milling but was eventually diversified and is presently dependent on dairy farming and the manufacturing of machine tools, agricultural equipment, outboard motors, automotive parts, and other marine equipment. Fond du Lac also an hour away from Green Bay, Madison, and Milwaukee which gives visitors plenty of options after exploring the city. Apart from its magnificent lake, Fond du Lac also boasts idyllic towns, beautiful roads, and a downtown loaded with museums, galleries, hotels, and all manners of dining options. Most residents consider Fond du Lac a nice town to live, and there’s a steady stream of new construction to accommodate people looking to live or retire in the area. Fond du Lac also has a long history of being one of the top 20 safest cities in the US, making it an amazing place to live, study, and do business in.
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