DescriptionMarinette was named for Queen Marinette, a woman of French and Chippewa Indian extraction who operated a trading post in the area with her husband, William Farnsworth, during the 1820s.
From the mid-19th to the early 20th century, Marinette and neighboring Menominee, Mich. experienced a lumber boom, relying on the area's abundance of white pine. Dozens of lumber mills lined both sides of the Menominee River, which separates Wisconsin and Michigan; sawmills, lumber mills and door factories employed thousands of woodsmen, sawyers and scalers.
Marinette is the gateway to Marinette County, which encompasses 250 lakes, 50 trout streams and 14 waterfalls.
Visitor InfoMarinette-Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce 601 Marinette Ave. MARINETTE, WI 54143. Phone:(715)735-6681
Things to SeeMarinette County Historical Museum