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Door County

Where did Door County get its name from?

Throughout the bustling tourist season, one curiosity frequently arises: “What’s the story behind Door County’s name?” The roots of the name stir a mix of legend and historical debate, with many tales converging on the ominous-sounding Death’s Door—the treacherous strait that lies between the Door Peninsula’s tip and Washington Island. The strait’s notoriety is steeped…