Mailing Address:

The Sovereign State of Winneconne

 P.O. Box 422

 Winneconne, WI 54986


Email us:


The Sovereign State of Winneconne

The History of The Sovereign State of Winneconne

Secret Committee

From there things the fun began:


A Secret Committee was formed to look at what the village should do next. They discussed


Setting up a Sovereign territory of Winneconne with Village President James Coughlin as king - known as King Kong.


Setting up toll gates on the highway and bridge


Annex Oshkosh to Sovereign Territory of Winneconne.


At this point the village government got involved. The Secret Committee recommendations were reviewed. “We will be most pleased to put the full resources of our organization into the battle to protect our rights and privileges under these very unfortunate circumstances thrust upon us.”


The story spread all over the country with the Winneconne News as the link to the rest of the world for a forgotten village.


A nationwide contest was run to get ideas on how to get Winneconne back on the map.


Continued with: Succession!

Taken from “We Like It Where?”, published 1997. Compiled by Polly Zimmerman.


The Original Leaders of

The Sovereign State of Winneconne



James Coughlin


Prime Minister and custodian of the (Kitchen) Cabinet:

Vera Kitchen


Secretary of State:

William Schlapman


Secretary of the Navy:
George Kontos

Print Version

Join us on: