Racine, Wisconsin is located in Racine County at the mouth of Root River along the shore of Lake Michigan. The population of the city is over 81,500 residents. The city was founded by a Lake Boat Captain, Gilbert Knapp in 1834. He named the settlement Port Gilbert at the base of the Root River. The name of the settlement never really took and when the city was incorporated in 1841 the townsmen changed the name to Racine.
The designer and builder of S. C. Johnson Wax Company's headquarters, Frank Lloyd Wright is still considered an innovator of design for his work on the building. The structure is considered a design and marvel innovation still to this day. Racine is known for its large celebration of prom where students from all the local high schools participate in a city held after party for students.
Racine is located near the campus of the University of Wisconsin- Parkside in Kenosha. The relationship of the University to both cities led to an argument over the naming of the university to include the name of either town. The argument was resolved with the name of the university being derived from the Petrifying Springs Park which was located nearby in Kenosha County.
The ChamberofCommerce.com business directory can be used to find local businesses in the Racine, Wisconsin area. For other city searches use the Wisconsin yellow pages to locate nearby businesses in your area.
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